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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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Revamped Entryway into The Old Vinyl Factory

10th July 2017

In recognition of Hayes' contribution to music, these awesome & giant gramophones line the entryway into CRL in our new piazza.

Congratulations to CRL Residants Mohammed Sha and Stephen Ao!

5th July 2017

Both won £500 each from Santander during the BruMaker day at CRL

Ostique Through to the Santander Finals!

25th June 2017

Stephanie Monty, founder and participant of the CRL pre-accelerator, beat 2,000 applicants and will now pitch for £25,000 on the 5th of October 2017.