Made for scientists, engineers & innovators

more industry engagement

Make the best out of your existing resources by offering access to lab equipment and technical services to your colleagues, other academics and commercial customers.

Check out the new lab management system, Bookkit, to simplify the running of your lab and manage your equipment efficiently.


lab management SYSTEM

If you are interested in increasing your facility’s commercial exposure and generating additional income, you will be able to promote services and equipment access to companies and academics. If you choose to allow external scientists to access your equipment themselves, you will be able to enforce training, safety inductions, technical guidance or other add-ons directly via the platform. This makes equipment sharing secure and convenient for everyone. Currently, you can offer your services and access to equipment to scientists in more than 550 organisations. 

To make your life as a facility manager even easier, you have the option to use Clustermarket’s lab management system Bookkit, too. It allows you to control and manage all equipment booking activities within your lab by staff and students, so that you have everything in one place!

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More industry engagement by promoting your resources to the Clustermarket community on the marketplace. Receive additional income 

Minimised admin work by using Clustermarket’s POs, invoices and pre-negotiated contracts. Additional contracts can be easily managed on the platform and Clustermarket takes care of the entire billing process. 

Bookkit is Clustermarket’s easy-to-use lab management system that helps to organise equipment and service bookings from students, researchers and technicians within your laboratory and university. It is free for academic institutions and is connected to Clustermarket’s marketplace. 

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- the online marketplace

The online marketplace of Clustermarket is designed to give research facilities the tools to promote their resources to other departments, external businesses, other universities or even international collaboration partners. The facilities decide if and when external parties can access and rent lab equipment or request their technical services. 




• Spend less time organising equipment access and technical service requests.

• Receive additional income to cover service contracts and maintenance costs.

Generate impact outside your organisation and get recognition from research funders.

• Keep your admin including POs, invoices and contracts to a bare minimum.


MANAGE YOUR LAB with bookkit

Clustermarket developed Bookkit for research facilities to manage equipment bookings requests and keep an overview of all lab members, overall utilisation rate and much more. 


booking & scheduling

Manage all your current lab users and invite new users. Assign roles such as technician, student and researcher to define lab users’ responsibilities and authorisation.
Control equipment access and availability for your lab members. Set time limits for equipment bookings such as min./max. booking times, daily booking hours and approvals.

track & analyse

Have an overview of all equipment bookings and technical service orders in one synchronised single calendar. Charts and CSV files assist you with keeping track of equipment utilisation, lab members and income. 

billing, contracting & legal framework

The streamlined process keeps admin work to a bare minimum. Billing and contracting can be organised on Bookkit.

More exciting features coming soon!

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"The process was simple and effective, an experience I would like to duplicate to the X-ray facilities“

-Dr. Gary Parkinson, UCL School of Pharmacy


Selected Literature:
Core Research Facility Management