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Sphere with Connected Lines
Sphere with Connected Lines

Powered by UCL and WilbeLAB

Giving startups the space and support they need to grow

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At IDEALondon, we are firm believers in the transformative magic that happens when we bring together the most ​unlikely connections. We understand that true innovation often sparks at the intersection of diverse ideas, experiences, ​and perspectives. That’s why we are committed to creating an environment where such unique collaborations can ​flourish.


Here, you'll find more than just a workspace; you'll discover a thriving ecosystem powered by UCL Engineering and ​WilbeLAB, designed to nurture and propel your groundbreaking ideas toward success. You will have access to our ​ecosystem’s resources, business support and unique events.

Join us at IDEALondon, where innovation knows no bounds, and together, we'll redefine what's possible.

250+

Startups

4000+

Jobs Created

£340m

Funds Raised

3800+

Events Held

With ten departments crossing a whole world of ​activity - from cybersecurity to biofuels, and ​synthetic tissues to international trade - UCL ​Engineering is one of the most diverse Engineering ​schools in Europe. As part of UCL, London's Global ​University, it crosses boundaries to work with other ​disciplines, universities, and cultures

WilbeLAB is a Scientists First platform to find, design ​and run workspaces and laboratories for science, ​deep tech and engineering companies, specialising ​in supporting academic entrepreneurship.


It’s part of Wilbe.com a venture operator educating, ​building and investing in ambitious scientists solving ​the world’s hardest problem

Memberships

Residential

£400 + VAT

per month

Hot Desk Plus

£260 + VAT

per month

Virtual Training Webinar Conference Online

Hot Desk

£170 + VAT

per month

Virtual

£50 + VAT

per month

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Residential

Hot Desk +

Hot Desk

Virtual

Access

24/7

12 days a ​month

7 days a ​month

1 day a

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Mailing Services





Partners discounts





Meeting Room Credits





Unlimited teas and coffees





1-2-1 business support





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Access to UCL ecosystem





Permanent desk





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Meeting Rooms

Do you need to catchup with you team or jump a call without a noisy background? Do you want to meet your ​investors in a professional yet playful spot located right in the middle of everything?


We have 7 meeting rooms and an event space, ensuring that we can accommodate a variety of requirements. ​Among these options are 2 glass pods, 2 private phonebooths for confidential calls, and 3 board rooms, all tech-​enabled to facilitate hybrid meetings.

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Host Your Event

IDEALondon is also a great spot for hosting an event in the heart of the city.


Our large cafe space hosting up to 100 ppl standing and our 100-seater (120 standing) auditorium makes it the perfect ​venue for a product launch, workshop or talk — without a hefty price tag.

We’ve got everything you need to make an impression — plus IDEALondon is easily accessible from Old Street, ​Liverpool Street and Moorgate tube and rail stations.

Key Amenities:

Event space - 765 sq. ft.

Cafe & lounge space - 915 sq. ft.

3 Microphones

Surround sound system

Heating and air conditioning

Breakout spaces

3 Large TVs

Adjustable lighting

Kitchenette for any catering needs

120 people standing

100 people seated (theatre style)

BYO alcohol allowed

External catering allowed

Wheelchair accessible

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Business Support

We offer a comprehensive suite of services meticulously tailored to meet the unique needs of innovators and entrepreneurs. Whether you’re in the early stages of development or looking to scale your venture, our resources are geared to supercharge your journey. From strategic advice and business development to marketing support and cutting-edge facilities, IDEALondon is dedicated to fostering an environment where your ideas can achieve unprecedented growth and impact.

Growth and Strategy
Legal and Technology
Product and Marketing
Investments Grants

AND MANY MORE TO COME..

Discounts

We are proud to offer a wide range of resources and opportunities to help nurture and grow startups. Our goal is to ​create a supportive ecosystem where startups can thrive and succeed, and we are constantly working to expand and ​improve our offerings to better serve the needs of our entrepreneurial community. We provide access to exclusive ​discounts and deals on essential services and tools that can help startups save costs and operate more efficiently.

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Our Community

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About Us

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IDEALondon is a workspace and innovation centre in the heart ​of Shoreditch — home to some of the most ambitious and ​flourishing new businesses in London’s tech city.


Delivered by UCL and WilbeLAB, IDEALondon is here to give ​startups the space and support they need to grow — whether ​it’s access to funding, London’s best talent, expert advice from ​our partners, or just the space to get to work — all at an ​affordable rate and without asking for equity in return.


We’ve been home to more than 250 startups that have created ​over 4,000 jobs and raised more than £340 million funding ​between them. You might have heard of some of our alumni… ​like Curve, the banking platform now valued at $250 million ​with more than 500,000 users.

A Brief History

Founded in 2012

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The partnership behind the centre - the Innovation and Digital Enterprise Alliance (IDEA)

Opened in December 2013

by then Prime Minister, David Cameron

2016 We waved goodbye to UCL advances

and welcomed UCL Engineering

January 2016 CE came onboard

A collaboration between UCL and Capital Enterprise

July 2017 EDF Joined The Family

EDF Energy will help incubate six start-ups focussing on areas such as artificial intelligence and data

2018

Conception-X the UK’s leading PhD deeptech venture programme was born at IDEALondon

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January 2020

UCL EdTech Labs moves in!

Viruses and germs.

March 2020

IDEALondon goes virtual!

COVID Hits and IDEALondon goes online

August 2020

IDEALondon reopens - at a distance

Febuary 2021

OneTech partner with IDEALondon

April 2022

IDEALondon becomes the home to the Centre for Digital Innovation powered by AWS

March 2024

A collaboration between UCL and WilbeLAB

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Meet The Team

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Venetia McNally

Hub Manager

Strength: Spotting cute dogs ​for Solange


Weakness: Baked goods ​from members especially if ​they’re extra sweet

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Solange Ortiz

Front of House and ​Community Coordinator

Strength: Alerting Venetia ​when members have brought ​in baked goods


Weakness: Seeing cute dogs ​walk past IDEA

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Get In Touch

Idealondon@wilbelab.com

020 3108 9699

IDEALondon

Ground Floor

69 Wilson Street, London

EC2A 2BB

Closest Stations:

Liverpool Street Station

Old Street Station

Moorgate Station

8 mins walking

8 mins walking

8 mins walking

Are you a tech startup with an MVP?

Make​ IDEALondon your new home.​

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