Sheffield Hallam University’s Enterprise Team is thrilled to introduce the Hallam i-Lab, a brand new business incubator / co-working space for students and graduates.

The Hallam i-Lab’s convenient location at the heart of the city in Aspect Court on Pond Street is close to all transport links and the city centre, and will serve as an entrepreneurial base for students, graduates and academics.

There are loads of benefits to co-working but here are just three key highlights:

Wellbeing:  The main focus of the Hallam i-Lab will be to offer students and graduates a dynamic and collaborative environment where innovation and creativity can flourish. It will provide a platform from which an increasing number of sustainable graduate business ventures will develop and go on to contribute significantly to the long-term economic growth and wellbeing of the local and regional business community.

Productivity:  The space offers an impressive range of facilities. These include 40 hot-desks equipped with PC and MAC computers, a range of presentation, workshop and meeting rooms, affordable rental office space, a self-service kitchen area, and not forgetting the amazing panoramic views of the Sheffield city skyline. In addition, tenants are offered daily access to business advice from Hallam’s Enterprise Team’s in-house start-up adviser, as well as regular opportunities to meet with the specialist advisers when appropriate. These include representatives from a local accountancy firm, banks and solicitors. This one-to-one support is underpinned by the provision of a wide range of business focussed workshops available to all.

Confidence:  One of the things that makes the Hallam i-Lab unique is that it provides an environment where students and graduates have the opportunity to converse and collaborate with others from a range of courses across the University. Our aim is to encourage an atmosphere of community amongst its tenants and other student and graduate users from which ideas generation will flow.

We don’t claim that the Hallam i-Lab is the most hipster incubation space out there in Sheffield, but what we can promise is to provide a space that is committed to its values in providing excellent facilities within a supportive community environment, dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurial talent.

With these values and goals, the Hallam i-Lab looks set to become a main player amongst the region’s business incubation network within the next three to five years.