In addition to our annual conference, the Incubator and Accelerator Network runs member-led events throughout the year which allow members to get inspiration, good practice, and peer-to-peer support from each other.

Aware of our members’ geographical spread and limitations to regularly attend physical events, we run monthly, one-hour, lunch time video conference calls using Zoom.

Each monthly call is hosted from a different UK incubator. The CFE team conducts a video tour of the space, followed by an interview of the incubator manager and an opportunity for call attendees to ask questions and share best-practice with other members of the network.


dates for the year ahead

4-6th September
IAN delegation to IEEC.

9th October
virtual tour location and speakers tbc.

6th November
video conference call featuring a virtual tour of Oxfoundry. We will also speak to Justin Souter from Souter Consulting about mental health.

4th December
virtual tour location and speakers tbc.

The 2020 annual conference runs 11th – 12th March 2020.


previous activities

3rd July 2019: virtual tour of the University of the West of England’s new enterprise space and interview with Alex Till, chair of the National Enterprise Network and CEO of MENTA, the Suffolk and Norfolk enterprise agency

5th June 2019: virtual tour of Farm491 (Royal Agricultural University) and research briefing from Jonathan Bone (Nesta)

1st May 2019: virtual tour of Launchpad Teesside (Teesside University)

3rd April 2019: virtual tour of Alacrity Foundation and discussion with Jenny Tooth (UK Business Angels Association)

6th March 2019: virtual tour of SETsquared Bristol and interview Monika Radclyffe (SETsquared Bristol)

6th-7th February 2019: 2nd annual Incubator and Accelerator Network conference

29th November 2018: best-practice workshop ‘A journey through space: A design tour of Cambridge incubators’ visiting ideaSpace, the Bradfield Centre, the Maxwell Centre and the British Antarctic Survey incubator, Aurora

17th October 2018: best-practice workshop ‘Dominating your niche: the pros and cons of being a sector-specific incubator’ at Farm491, an agri-tech incubator at the Royal Agricultural University

2nd May 2018: best-practice workshop at the Centre for Fashion Enterprise (London College of Fashion)

28 March 2018: best-practice workshop at Innospace (Manchester Metropolitan University)