Our Pop-Up Innovation Centres take the services and support, offered by the Cornwall Innovation Centres, out to the wider business community.

The centres are designed to help innovative businesses in those harder to reach areas of Cornwall (and the Isles of Scilly), who are geographically located outside easy driving distance of the Cornwall Innovation Centres.  We have already visited Liskeard, Bodmin, Launceston, St Austell, Newquay and Penzance.  Each region’s dedicated Business Innovation Advisor can still meet within these areas so get in touch with ATI to find out more.

The Pop-Up Innovation Centres are a fully-funded service for all small-to-medium enterprises (SME’s) located within Cornwall.   We encourage local businesses to get in touch, or pop in, and speak to us about how we can support you.


Opened on the 5th November 2019! The Bude Pop-up Innovation Centre is open until the 31st January 2020.

Bude Pop-up Innovation Centre, within Bude-Stratton Town Council Offices, The Parkhouse Centre, Erque-Gaberic Way, Bude, EX23 8LD.

Opening Times:
Monday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays: Closed

Why visit a Pop-Up Innovation Centre?

If you are ready to seek advice but you are located far from the Cornwall Innovation Centres then the Pop-Up Innovation Centre is the gateway to business innovation support.

If your business is operated from home, the Pop-Up Innovation Centre is a place to hot-desk or use as a workspace for those occasional client meetings or to make collaborative connections with other users. In addition to this, whilst using the fully funded facilities, it is a great opportunity to seek advice from our Business Innovation Advisors.

What’s on offer?

Research & Innovation Expertise

At ATI, we are the innovation experts and our advisors are accredited by the world-renowned Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (IKE).

Every Pop-Up Innovation Centre has a permanent Business Innovation Advisor on hand to offer help, guidance and innovation support. Whatever challenges your business is facing, we can help you find an innovative solution.

When working with ATI, businesses also benefit from the University of Plymouth’s world leading research and development expertise, accessing the support and resources for guidance in areas such as intellectual property, procurement and funding.

Hot Desks, Meeting Rooms & Events Space

For SME’s and growing businesses, additional office facilities to hot desk and host client meetings is a useful resource. With complimentary tea/coffee, free Wi-Fi and printing facilities, our pop-ups can make all the difference.

“The Pop-up’s are very useful. Meeting there is a great excuse for networking. Especially for people like me, who usually work from home, it’s good to get out of the house to increase productivity and bounce ideas around with other innovators”

Sam Baynham, Director of Dynamic Edge Innovation

Where we can, the Pop-up Innovation Centres also offer free events space. Of course, as we move around Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, every Pop-Up Innovation Centre location is different and space is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.


Speak to our Pop-Up Innovation Centre Coordinator, Paul Miles Rogers on paul.rogers-4@plymouth.ac.uk and find out about our current availability.

We often hold ATI workshops and collaborative events at the Pop-up Innovation Centre for those  business leaders that are interested in meeting other likeminded and forward thinking professionals. Take a look at our events page to see what’s on.

Locations & Timings

The Pop-Up Innovation centres are scheduled for 9 key towns; locations include: Bude, Liskeard, Bodmin, Launceston, Saltash, Newquay, St Austell, Penzance and St Marys.

Although the physical location of the Pop-Up Innovation Centre is short-term, typically limited to 1-3 months, the support and innovation expertise available through ATI is ongoing and secured into March 2020, thanks to the support of the European Regional Development Fund.