NEWS: Bank sets up second lab in Scotland to support entrepreneurs
15 August 2019
Barclays Eagle Lab provides mentoring, technology and shared workspace
Barclays is opening its second Eagle Lab in Scotland to support north-east entrepreneurs.
The space in Aberdeen will open in September in the city’s new ONE Tech Hub, part of the ONE Codebase incubator.
As one of Barclays’ flagship Labs for Industry 4.0, it will help entrepreneurs build on and diversify from the area’s natural strength in oil and gas, as well as unlock the potential of the Internet of Things, advanced manufacturing and robotics.
The Lab’s Maker Space will feature facilities for digital fabrication, 3D printing and laser cutting, and a range of electronics equipment, allowing businesses to produce and test prototypes in a matter of hours rather than weeks.
An ecosystem manager will provide mentoring, create connections and share opportunities for businesses achieve their ambitions. A dedicated Eagle Lab engineer will also be available to offer technical expertise and advice.
Barclays’ local business banking team in Aberdeen and ‘high-growth’ managers will also be available.
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