What's it all about?

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The Infinity Lab Programme builds on BT’s rich history of engaging with startups and encouraging open innovation. The programme is sponsored by BT’s Consumer, Business and Technology divisions and provides a front door to our engagement with entrepreneurs and start-up community across the UK and beyond.

We run a number of events and competitions, each has an executive sponsor and is themed around a core business theme. Through the competitions will invite submissions from the UK and beyond with shortlisted finalists pitching to a panel of senior BT and industry representatives.

From this, one or more winners will then have the opportunity to work with BT for six months to further develop and test their product.

Tech City and our partner, Tech Hub

Tech City started as London’s community of digital, creative and technology companies. Now as “Tech City UK” it has a national remit. David Cameron announced his ambition for TechCity to ‘bring together the creativity and energy of Shoreditch and the incredible possibilities of the Olympic Park to help make East London one of the world’s great technology centres.’

BT is pleased to partner with TechHub, one of the leading independent co-working spaces in London and a key player in TechCity. They have vibrant London locations in the Google Campus, Shoreditch and their new space in Ropemaker Street as well as international presence in Bangalore, Boston, Bucharest, Riga, Madrid & Swansea.

So what’s in it for the start ups?

Each competition winner will benefit from:

  • Six months of mentoring and support from BT in areas such as: Technology, product, legal and marketing to develop technical and commercial strategy.
  • A six month residential or flexible membership to TechHub’s global entrepreneur community and events.
  • The opportunity to showcase their products in our dedicated Infinity Lab space in London, and our Innovation Centre at Adastral Park which is visited by over 200 CXOs of FTSE leading companies each year.
  • Access to BT’s marketing reach to develop and test products and services with BT’s customer base

We have a physical lab showcase in Tech City

We have a dedicated Lab space within the TechHub office in Ropemaker St. which can be used for internal and customer meetings, as well as meeting start ups. Contact us for more info.