We believe deeply in the power of partnership, especially when it comes to driving innovation.

Through our innovation programmes, we bring together startups, scaleups, universities, policy makers and corporations to tackle the big challenges we face today and make a meaningful impact on the world.

Designed to help business build a viable future

We help businesses of all sizes become fit for the future by collaborating with the startups, academics and corporates who are disrupting their industries. Working with fresh and diverse minds is the secret to igniting entrepreneurial company culture, inspiring teams and driving innovation in agile ways that are quicker, cheaper, and more effective than traditional R&D.

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Innovation and accelerator programmes at Plus C Innovation and accelerator programmes at Plus C

We help the smartest minds in the world build amazing businesses

From mentorship to accelerator programmes – we provide the knowledge, guidance, connections and structure to unlock the potential of a great idea. Our teams offer a range of expertise from product design to investment, shaped to help entrepreneurs accelerate from launch to rapid growth.

Join one of our existing programmes, or speak to our specialist team to find out how we can help you to bring innovation into your organisation.

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The current innovation programmes in all Plus X locations

Product Foundry


Join Product Foundry to learn how to make your physical product ideas a reality and help your business grow. Product Foundry is an intensive innovation programme to help you develop your product ideas through hands-on design, making and testing.



Pioneers is an intensive 2-day programme supporting and developing business owners and leaders in the Coast to Capital region to create positive impact with industry partners.

Corporate innovation

Corporate Innovation

All locations

Transform your innovation culture, and find solutions to your challenges through bespoke accelerators and programmes designed by innovation experts. Unlock ideas across your team, and connect with innovators with fresh new ideas.

Boost programme


Central Research Laboratory

BOOST is a flexible support programme for startups and scaleups, including 1:1 mentorships, workshops, and in-depth ad hoc programmes that run over several days.

Better World Collective

All locations

Connect and collaborate with leading startups and scaleups to solve your sustainable material innovation challenges.

CRL Accelerator

Central Research Laboratory

The UK's first dynamic accelerator programme, supported by ERDF to help product makers and hardware pioneers build successful businesses.



The Brighton Research Innovation Technology Exchange project is supported by ERDF and based at Plus X Brighton.

Innovation Team

Toby Kress

Programmes Director

Toby Kress has worked closely with startups for the past 10 years, designing and developing highly successful innovation programmes and accelerators for corporations, startups and scaleups. Before joining Plus X, Toby led the oldest business incubator in London, helping startups scale from launch to Series A.

“I like that tech hardware attracts a particular type of entrepreneur. They’ve got great engineering skills, deep technical knowledge and brilliant minds for problem-solving”

Mat Hunter


Mat's career began in Silicon Valley with world renowned innovation agency, IDEO. Since, he has been Chief Design Office at the Design Council and Managing Director of the Central Research Laboratory. He is recognised as a thought leader, frequently speaking at innovation and design conferences, arts and business institutions.

“Innovation is hard, but when you succeed it's magical. You imagine what is possible, you make that real and then you release it to your customers. And only then do you get to see the effect that you can have on the world.”

Anneza Pitsialis

Programme Manager

For the past seven years, Anneza has worked with startups to establish international partnerships and roll out innovation programmes across the world. Anneza brings her experience from Startupbootcamp, where she managed a community of 22 accelerator programmes across 15 cities.

“I love a business success story and the reward is immense, working with our Accelerator members to help take their prototype concept to a viable business.

Jim Reeves

Entrepreneur in Residence

Jim is a product design consultant and co-founder of the phenomenally successful GravityLight. He explains, “GravityLight was designed for off-grid families living in energy poverty, who would otherwise be relying on dangerous and expensive kerosene for their home lighting. I co-founded GravityLight as a social venture, to deliver innovative solutions to off-grid, low income homes.”

“Product designers play a significant part in shaping the world around them – socially, environmentally, economically and culturally. Some products simply ought to exist. They ‘deserve’ to exist. These are the products that interest me.”




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