Phase One Incubator Programme
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Phase One Incubator Programme

Foundations for a sustainable future

Phase One is an entrepreneurial start up space and programme supporting students, spinouts and digital, creative, tech and science innovators to turn their ideas into sustainable businesses.

Phase One is based at The Catalyst, at the heart of the University of York’s Campus East. It provides the time, space and support to start, grow and develop your business.

Developed in collaboration with partners from across the region, members benefit from a practical support programme of advice, workshops and mentoring.

Phase One members get personal, direct access to a range of specially selected partner organisations who will use their significant knowledge, skills and expertise to accelerate your growth potential.

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Who is it for?


Phase One is open to pre-startups or businesses less than 12 months old working within the digital, creative, technology and science sectors.

Businesses applying for Phase One must be able to show that they are willing to work hard, and dedicate themselves to growing their business, making the most of the space, mentoring, support and guidance on offer to them.


Want to get involved? Phase One needs your experience, expertise and resources to enable entrepreneurs to kick start their ideas, and to help deliver world-class business incubation in a global University setting.

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How can I apply?

Phase One has been designed to support the most innovative, creative and dynamic start ups.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they will make the most of the opportunities available through the programme, and that they have the drive and determination to grow their business through the support offered to them.

The application process includes an application form, and face to face interview with members of the Science Park team.

If you have an idea you'd like to discuss, questions about the application process or just want to know more, get in touch with our team today.

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24/7 access to a smart, professional space to start up and run your new business
Flexible desks and pods for working, meeting and collaborating
Full connectivity and high-speed wi-fi network
Formal meeting rooms and break out areas for internal and external meetings
Communal facilities including showers, kitchens and chill out spaces
Access to all Science Park services including photocopying and phone answering
A dedicated support programme of advice, workshops and mentoring
Direct access to partner organisations and expertise to accelerate growth potential
A collaborative environment to network and unlock opportunities with fellow innovators

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