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Central Research Laboratory

Central Research Laboratory (CRL) in Hayes, West London supported innovation through collaborative workspace, specialist prototyping workshop facilities and hardware-focused business support programmes from 2015 - 2023.

Central Research Laboratory: A legacy

Established in 2015, the Central Research Laboratory was founded to champion and support hardware innovation, recognising the pivotal role it plays in the UK economy and in the search for solutions to our most pressing global and social challenges.

Through collaborative workspace, product development space and support, and industry-leading innovation programmes including the CRL Accelerator, CRL supported hundreds of businesses on their innovation journeys.

In November 2023, CRL relocated to the new Plus X Innovation hub in Slough to continue its important work supporting startups and growing businesses to bring new ideas to market. Get in touch to find out more about the ongoing legacy of the Central Research Laboratory.

New beginnings at Plus X Innovation, Slough

We’re excited to share that we’re taking our expertise and cutting-edge facilities to our brand-new location in Slough.

With excellent transport links to central London, Plus X Innovation, Slough will feature all of the components that make our hubs an unparalleled place to work, including our state-of-the-art workshop facilities, extensive business support programmes, and exclusive community events. 

The continued impact of the CRL Accelerator in London

From 2017 to 2023, 69 companies were supported through 10 cohorts of the Central Research Laboratory's signature programme CRL Accelerator. Throughout the course of the internationally-recognised programme, entrepreneurs are supported on their journeys to create physical products and solve major challenges with hardware solutions.

Plus X Innovation continues to support businesses in London though the CRL Accelerator and additional business support programmes. Explore our schedule of innovation programmes to register your interest for upcoming programmes in London and beyond.

We’re here to help

Send a message to our friendly Locations team to find out more about memberships and workspace, using our specialist facilities, event spaces and meeting rooms, and how you can connect with the Plus X Innovation community.

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