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Coworking, office space and business support

Join our community and build your business

Discover our spaces and services at Innovation Connect to help you grow and develop your business, whether you’re a new start-up or a more established business, and network with like-minded individuals as part of our Innovation Connect community. Our partnership with Eagle Labs and links with the University open up a wide range of support for your business.

CONTACT US

Have a query or want to book a tour?

Complete our enquiry form, call us on +44 (0) 23 9265 8200 or email us at innovationconnect@port.ac.uk.

Office hours: Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm

You can also follow us on FacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.

Try before you buy with a free day trial

Have a look around our spaces and meet the team with a free day trial. Bring along your laptop and work with us for the day so you can see what the Innovation Connect community is all about and decide if this is the place for you.

Just send us an email at innovationconnect@port.ac.uk with preferred dates and which centre you'd like to visit and we'll arrange a time to get you in. See you soon!

Choose a service

We have a range of services available to our members.

Private office space

Rent private office space in three of our locations.

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Private office space
Desks and workspaces

View our hot desk and full desk options, including pay as you go hot-desking which is available at our Technopole Centre.

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Desks and workspaces
Business support

Find out how Eagle Labs or support from the University can give your business a boost.

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Business support
Meeting rooms

Book a meeting room with Innovation Connect.

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STUDENTS HOT-DESK FOR FREE

Students at the University can use the second floor of our Halpern House centre and facilities for free.

Access co-working spaces, expert support, events, workshops and networking opportunities with Innovation Connect. Meet new and exciting companies and access business groups in our spaces and get the most out of your business.

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Explore our locations

You can hot-desk, or rent a full desk or office space in three of our Innovation Connect locations. Our hot-desking packages are flexible with, hourly, daily or monthly options available.

Becoming a member also gives you exclusive access to the Future Technology Centre at the University, our newest location, which is perfect for holding meetings or conferences.

Book a tour

Cell Block Studios

Call us on +44 (0) 23 9265 8200 for coworking or office space in a converted Victorian Naval Prison and grow your creative business with Innovation Connect.

Cell Block Studios break out mezzanine space
Explore Cell Block Studios

Halpern House

Call us on +44 (0) 23 9265 8200 for office or coworking space in this central Innovation Connect location with access to meeting rooms and business events.

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Explore Halpern House

Portsmouth Technopole

Call us on +44 (0) 23 9265 8200 to grow your business with larger office space, private meeting rooms and easy access to the M275 for your staff and clients.

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Explore the Technopole

COMMUNITY

When you occupy work space or become a virtual member with us you'll become part of our Innovation Connect community. This gives you a host of free extras, such as free advice from our Entrepreneurs in Residence, a number of social and networking events, and discounted use of University facilities including Ravelin Sports Centre.

News, blogs, and events

Related news, blogs, and events will appear here. If there are no listings below check out other news across the University.

Blogs

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Russia’s space weapon: anti-satellite systems are indiscriminate, posing a risk to everyone’s spacecraft
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Teacher apprenticeships may encourage more people into the profession – but greater change is needed to get them to stay

Stephen Corbett

Teacher apprenticeships may encourage more people into the profession – but greater change is needed to get them to stay
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The collapse of The Body Shop shows that ‘ethical’ branding is not a free pass to commercial success

Jason Sit

The collapse of The Body Shop shows that ‘ethical’ branding is not a free pass to commercial success
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Events

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Feb 28 2024

Knowledge Exchange Networking - An Introduction to Knowledge Exchange

8.30am - 10.30am

Free

Knowledge Exchange Networking - An Introduction to Knowledge Exchange

Feb 29 2024

Game On: The Unstoppable Rise of Women's Sport - Screening and Q&A

10.00am - 12.00pm

Free

Game On: The Unstoppable Rise of Women's Sport - Screening and Q&A

Feb 29 2024

Eve Ladeji - E-commerce excellence: It's all in the mindset

5.00pm - 7.00pm

Free

Eve Ladeji - E-commerce excellence: It's all in the mindset

Mar 4 2024

START in AI: Safety, Trust, Acceptance, Responsibility & Transparency in AI

9.00am - 5.00pm

Free

START in AI: Safety, Trust, Acceptance, Responsibility & Transparency in AI

Mar 4 2024

Building a High Performance Team

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Free

Building a High Performance Team

News

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It’s child’s play – students and staff join forces to create innovative new learning space

20 February 2024

It’s child’s play – students and staff join forces to create innovative new learning space
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Portsmouth student wins at British Rowing Awards

15 February 2024

Portsmouth student wins at British Rowing Awards
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Hiring “problem directors” can knock up to 64% off a firm’s value

15 February 2024

Hiring “problem directors” can knock up to 64% off a firm’s value
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New study finds anti-piracy messages backfire, especially for men

14 February 2024

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University teams up with Hampshire sailor to help protect the world’s oceans

14 February 2024

University teams up with Hampshire sailor to help protect the world’s oceans

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