CRL has only come about as a result of collaboration between a unique set of partners. It shows what can be achieved when leading players in higher education, local government and the property industry work together to deliver jobs, growth and innovation.
U+I is a property regeneration company that transforms undervalued parts of towns and cities into communities where people and enterprise can thrive. U+I has an ambitious vision for The Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes and CRL is at its heart. Working in seamless partnership with universities, industry experts and investors U+I are committed to making Hayes the heart of the new industrial revolution in the UK.
Based in West London, Brunel University London is a leading UK university that tops league tables in both engineering and product design. It is a key strategic partner in making CRL a success and is passionate about seeing research output and the talent of graduates transformed into commercial success. Brunel University London is working alongside U+I, and key funding partner HEFCE, to ensure that CRL is at the cutting edge of research in the fields of manufacturing and industrial design.
The CRL receives funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.
A core part of CRL’s offer is access to world-class commercial support, covering areas as varied as intellectual property, finance and investment, manufacturing, innovation and brand development. The following companies provide valuable time, advice and expertise to our members
CRL is all about creating amazing products that change lives and markets. The following organisations are helping our teams to design, prototype and manufacture to bring their products to life
At CRL we bring members of the hardware community together to create the #HomeOfHardware. We collaborate with makerspaces, start-up supporters, community hubs and convenors of events. We are proud to be working with these amazing people and organisations: