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Shared Lab
lab equipment booking software

Imperial White City Incubator

The Incubator is home to a vibrant entrepreneurial community, including many companies focused on life sciences.

About Imperial College Incubator

Based at the Imperial College London’s White City Campus, the Imperial White City Incubator is a space dedicated to high potential, early-stage technology businesses. The Incubator provides a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship with state-of-the-art facilities, training and support to help them grow.

The Incubator is home to a vibrant entrepreneurial community, including many companies focused on life sciences.

Shared lab challenges

With multiple startups using the same instruments it was imperative for the Incubator to avoid scheduling issues and ensure their companies were able to utilise the variety of equipment available. In addition, startups with their own instruments wanted the ability to share their equipment, leveraging the benefits of co-locating with other science-based companies, and provide a clear way to ensure equipment was available for their own experiments.

It was crucial for the Incubator to adopt a booking system in order to help their companies manage the use of all the shared equipment.

The results

To give the startups efficient access to shared equipment, as well as allow them to share their own instruments, the Incubator implemented the intuitive booking system connected to the Clustermarket marketplace.

The system allowed them to schedule time on instruments and share equipment with other startups within the Incubator, improving equipment utilization and costs.

Furthermore, with Clustermarket’s calendar based system, startups at the Incubator have clear oversight of equipment availability, thereby enabling them to avoid scheduling clashes.

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