A groundbreaking innovation incubator from UCL Advances, Cisco and DC Thomson, supporting the growth of Tech City’s most exciting start-ups.

IDEALondon provides business acceleration to help London’s brightest start-ups be the very best they can be.


IDEALondon is an innovation incubator established by UCL Advances and partners Cisco and DC Thomson launched in late 2013. An alliance between a world-leading research institution, a world-class information technology provider and an international media company, IDEALondon supports the growth of the most promising start-ups in Tech City.

An innovation hub

If you’ve got a groundbreaking product or service that stands apart from its competitors, offers something new or pioneers a great solution to an existing problem, get in touch. IDEALondon provides a vibrant work, events and social space for entrepreneurs and start-ups to create, collaborate and inspire in the heart of London’s Tech City.

Training, mentoring and support

Offering access to consultancy and mentoring programmes, training and business support – including through UCL’s centre for entrepreneuship and business interaction, UCL Advances – IDEALondon helps London’s brightest businesses be the very best they can be.

Access to UCL

Start-ups at IDEALondon benefit from full access to UCL’s resources and facilities, including its first-class research and teaching, its renowned education in business skills and its supply of highly educated graduate talent.

Find out more on the IDEALondon website