Growth Deal funding up to £1,000,000
The iCode project will trigger the build of a 15,000sqft workspace within a brand new 100,000sqft Landmark office complex, plus apartments, business hotel and student accommodation, in central Bournemouth 400m from the main train station.
iCode will support the development and commercialisation of new digital products and services, by Creative Digital Startups, SMEs and High Growth Ventures. It will deliver Accelerator programmes, business incubation, workshops and training and, uniquely, also provide accommodation to participants to enable and attract inward investment. The accommodation will ensure support is accessible by all Dorset companies and iCode will export its courses, via third parties, across the county.
The complex will help solve a creative industry market failure by offering sector-specific business mentoring and coaching. This will place a significant focus on emerging creative digital applications, which offer significant growth opportunities by exploiting wider markets, such as health and social care, advanced manufacturing and cleantech.