About Launchpad

Launchpad is one of the UK’s most innovative and successful programmes of its kind.

Based in a stunning, state-of-the-art building at Falmouth University, Launchpad exists to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem, solve market failures, and forge a new generation of market-focussed tech businesses.

It’s an ambitious programme driven by Falmouth University and designed to retain talent in Cornwall, boost the local economy and create global opportunities. It gives candidates an opportunity to work on real industry challenges with leading businesses supported by experienced coaches and mentors to help create an in-demand, cutting-edge solution that investors want to buy into. Candidates also receive comprehensive financial support and study for a no-fees Masters to help equip them on their start-up journey.

At Launchpad, we are solving global problems and creating long-term sustainable impact through technology and high performance teams.

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Why Cornwall?

Cornwall has always been renowned for its creativity and it’s this creativity which is spearheading the growth of business.

From the bedrock industries like hospitality, tourism and shipping through to pioneers in the tech, renewable energy and aerospace sectors, business in Cornwall is thriving, fuelled by a vibrant community and the spirit of entrepreneurs who aren’t afraid to take risks and do things differently.

While the lifestyle benefits of working in Cornwall certainly has its perks, business in the county is much more than flip-flops and meetings on the beach. Home to countless innovators and people who aren’t afraid to go against the status-quo, Cornwall leads the way in combining creative problem solving with business excellence.

Launchpad is an innovative postgraduate incubation and acceleration programme. It is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Research England and Cornwall Council.

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