Starting a new business
Supporting for new and growing businesses
Thinking of starting a new business?
If you're thinking of starting your own business either during your degree or after you've graduated, we can help you. “Be The Boss” is a programme of enterprise support aimed at students and graduates of the University of Derby who want to become self-employed. Find out more.
Need space for your growing business?
With a focus on employability, the University of Derby is also keen to support growing businesses and our hi-spec incubation units are the perfect place to locate your growing business. If you choose one of our business incubation units, we'll offer you stepped rental charges and a range of business support services. Depending on your business needs we've got incubation units at:
- Banks Mill Studios for the creative industries
- The iD Centre for rail, engineering, aerospace and technology
- Innovation Centre Chesterfield for engineering and medical engineering
They're all entrepreneurial environments where you can explore ideas and opportunities that will enable your business to grow.