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Great ideas.
Great support.
Great businesses.

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Business Support is what makes M-SParc different

M-SParc won’t leave any of our tenants to ‘go it alone’. Support involves nurturing and supporting businesses, helping to make connections and to create a community, ensuring tenant companies are part of an eco-system to guide them on their journey.

We’ve built up a community of support that can assist you, including in-house R&D Tax specialists, HR Advice, and Commercial Lawyers. As we’re wholly owned by Bangor University we can link you directly to Bangor University’s research expertise. If you’re looking to employ, we can help link you to graduates with the right skills. We also offer enterprise support to University students, and ensure our tenants benefit from this.

All tenants will benefit from this service, as well as those on the Virtual Tenant +. 

Innovation and Commercialisation Support

As we have said, M-SParc won’t let any of our tenants “go it alone”, the same applies for commercialisation of IP and new ideas.  Gwenllian works closely with our tenants, our ecosystem and the business community of North Wales to support with commercialisation projects and supporting with Intellectual Property matters.

Gwenllian works within the Innovation Team and works closely with the IRIS team at Bangor University along with other partners, institutions and sectors to support successful exploitation of IP and ideas.

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What we Offer

  • Become part of the M-SParc ecosystem and community.
  • Identification and access to a range of funding sources through the Welsh Government, Bangor University, Innovate UK, UKRC, and Horizon 2020 start up and development grants.
  • Practical assistance with making bids for finance.
  • $5,000 AWS credits and discount including waived fees on Stripe Payment Processor.
  • 50% discount on meeting rooms.
  • Invitation to networking events, including the Tenant Breakfast and BBQs.
  • Access to specialist advice from our in-house Low Carbon and Digital teams.
  • Meetings with potential investors, including Development Bank of Wales, British Business Bank, and Business Angels networks arranged on your behalf.
  • Access to regular one to one on-site surgeries with a range of external business support and investment providers.
  • Access to Trade and Investment missions.
  • Visibility for your Company on the M-SParc website to expand your client reach.
  • Monthly tenant newsletter, including information on events and business support.
  • The opportunity for you to speak at one of our events, allowing you to showcase your company to a wider audience.
  • Use of M-SParc’s address.
  • Personal mailbox for incoming post – mail forwarding can be added at an additional cost.
  • Use of the Tanio cafe and desk space, with free wi-fi, parking, and access to electrical vehicle charging point.

Extra Support

Business Wales provides free independent advice to people starting, running and growing a business in Wales.

If your business is based in Gwynedd and has been affected by Brexit, Covid, or the Energy and Cost of Living crisis, the Recharge programme can help.

Accelerate the growth of your business in 2023 with innovation from seed to growth.

Get in touch to enquire.

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Tom Burke

Digital Innovation Manager


Tom used to work at the KFC in his hometown of Colwyn Bay before it mysteriously burned down. He then spent several years “on the lam” in East Germany, where he worked as an animator in Berlin. When the wall fell, Tom came home.

He enjoys climbing and hates ice-skating.