Wednesday 03 December 2014
London Partners and The Trampery today launched a three-week application period for London’s Traveltech Lab, the first incubator space in the UK for innovative start-ups working within travel, tourism, hospitality and events.
The Traveltech Lab, which is opening in mid-January 2015, will offer a high-specification workspace for 30 people within the riverside offices of London Partners, overlooking Tower Bridge. London Partners, the official promotional company for London, will also offer the selected start-ups the opportunity to connect with their network of senior industry executives, partners, investors and mentors to help accelerate the growth and development of their businesses.
Speaking about the Traveltech Lab, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: “London tech firms are at the cutting-edge of new discoveries, developing phenomenal ideas and innovations that are changing the way we live, work, socialise and travel. I call on all start-ups within the travel industry to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to drive their businesses forward and fuel their growth within London’s pioneering Traveltech Lab.”
London Partners’ goal is for London to become the number one city for travel technology start-ups by supporting the next Citymapper, AirBnB, or Skyscanner into development.
Gordon Innes, CEO of London Partners, commented: “The unrivalled industry networks we have here at London Partners, combined with the capital’s position as the European hub for tech and the advice we will offer to members, makes the Traveltech Lab the perfect springboard for new tech businesses working in this field. We are excited about the imminent launch of the space and look forward to supporting the growth and development of some of the UK’s most revolutionary new travel businesses.”
The Traveltech Lab is being designed and managed by The Trampery, creators of London’s premier innovation spaces. They will host regular socials and a programme of events bringing leading industry figures to offer advice and inspiration.
Charles Armstrong, Founder of The Trampery, said: “We have created a stimulating and inspirational environment which will allow dynamic new start-up businesses to thrive and grow. You might be building a social platform that helps users pick a restaurant with their friends, a seat pricing algorithm that increases an airline’s profitability, or an augmented reality app that raises a visitor’s enjoyment of a city. Whatever it might be, the Traveltech Lab will provide the networks and facilities needed to take your business to the next level.”
Traveltech Lab members will pay a flat monthly fee of £400 per desk (ex VAT). All facilities and utilities will be included in this price. Members will also gain discounted use of a panoramic event space with views over the River Thames, as well as to TV broadcast facilities.
The flat monthly fee charged for the Traveltech Lab has been benchmarked against other co-working spaces within London. The competitive fee offers excellent value for money, giving companies located within the Traveltech Lab access to the London Partners’ network of contacts, mentoring support, a programme of educational workshops, 24/7 managed offices in central London, as well as free software packages.
Applications for the Traveltech Lab are open until 11pm on Monday 22 December 2014. To apply for desk space for your business go to londonandpartners.com/application.
Notes to Editors
About London Partners.
London Partners is the official promotional company for London. We promote London and attract businesses, events, congresses, students and visitors to the capital. Our aims are to build London’s international reputation and to attract investment and visitor spend, which create jobs and growth.
London Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners.
For more information visit www.londonandpartners.com
About The Trampery
The Trampery is London’s premier creator of spaces for innovation. Its mission is to find and nurture the most exciting new talent across technology and the creative industries. The company is celebrated for its sumptuous interiors, vibrant communities and its ability to build bridges between startups and established corporations.
Since opening Shoreditch’s first dedicated facility for startups in 2009 The Trampery has expanded with five further locations in London. These locations host a remarkable array of software startups, fashion labels, social enterprises, designers and consultants. Further locations are opening during 2014-15.
The Trampery’s partners include London Partners, Publicis Worldwide, the Barbican Centre, Hackney Community College and the London College of Fashion. The organisation’s Patron is HRH the Duke of York.
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