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We are driven by the opportunity of connected products, robotics, wearables and the internet of things – helping a new generation of makers and entrepreneurs to embrace manufacturing.

We provide the facilities, knowledge and networks to grow world-class product based businesses.

The UK’s first purpose built hardware accelerator

Whether you’re gearing up for product manufacturing, preparing for investment or looking to run a successful crowdfunding campaign, we accelerate progression towards your first customers.

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CoWorking: OUR Community of Creative Businesses

We’ve an amazing group of entrepreneurs, makers, inventors & technologists who love to share what they know. We also have the best open-access prototyping workshops in London.

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CRL News

10th November 2017

CRL’s Accelerator Programme launches – come #MakeHistory with us

Press release, November 2017 –  On 13th November 2017, the Central Research Laboratory (CRL) is once again open for applications to …

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1st November 2017

BOOST #3 is here – support for entrepreneurs in branding & design

We’re pleased to announce that block #3 of our BOOST programme – business support sessions for established hardware entrepreneurs – has arrived. The …

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20th October 2017

Meet a Founder: Cara O’Sullivan, SafariSeat

We’ve seen three Accelerator cohorts come through our doors here at CRL, with applications for the fourth Accelerator programme just about …

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