Springboard Programme

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Springboard Programme

Springboard is York Science Park’s exciting, unique programme specifically designed to cater for the needs of early stage businesses and entrepreneurs.

The aim is to provide a nurturing environment that stimulates creativity, and supports entrepreneurs to transform ideas into lucrative, sustainable businesses.

The package consists of high-quality, low cost office and laboratory accommodation for innovative, creative new businesses looking for their first location. Offering your business a dynamic, impressive, professional environment for you, your team and your customers, Springboard offers all the benefits of residency at the Science Park, alongside a support package designed to give your business the best possible start.

Springboard offers residents a dynamic environment where entrepreneurs, academic departments and world class researchers can collaborate, leading to innovative solutions and business opportunities.

Residents on the Springboard programme have access to our exciting programme of business support sessions, along with monthly meetings with our dedicated resident business mentor to help guide you through your first 12 months.

Companies also benefit from direct access to the University of York’s Research and Enterprise office and Make It York, offering further support in helping new ventures to establish and grow.


Established in 2010, Springboard has already helped over 60 new businesses grow and flourish. One common area that has seen significant growth for many residents is staff numbers. For those that have expanded their team during their time in Springboard, their average increase has been 160%.

Resident companies have worked in a diverse range of sectors, including creative, culture, digital, environmental, healthcare, tech, logistics, media and publishing.

  • Month
  • Cost of Suite (Per sq ft, per month)
    • 0-6
    • 7-12
    • 12+
    • 50%
    • 75%
    • 100%


    To join the Springboard programme your company must be less than 12 months old.

    To apply for the Springboard programme, please fill in the application form below

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