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IOP Accelerator

IOP Accelerator offers 1,000 square feet of co-working and private office space in our brand new building in the heart of King’s Cross and London’s Knowledge Quarter.

Meeting rooms are available at the IOP Accelerator Centre

IOP Accelerator is our affordable, fully serviced workspace in King's Cross, offering both fixed and hot desks to entrepreneurs, and micro and small businesses. 

We want to help start-ups get the next big ideas off the ground by providing an attractive base that is flexible enough to support them in their crucial early stages of growth, whilst helping them to capitalise on the wealth of our network, business knowledge and skills training.  

Capitalise on the wealth of the IOP’s network, business knowledge and skills training – help us create a dynamic, inclusive ecosystem connecting innovators in science, technology and engineering across all regions of the UK and Ireland. 

IOP Accelerator is open from Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm. 

IOP Accelerator packages

Package name Accelerator Super-Accelerator
Cost £80/month £500/month
Hot desk 4 days/month No
Fixed desk No 1 month
Superfast broadband Yes Yes
Free colour A4 printing/scanning/copying Yes Yes
Free unlimited tea / coffee / water Yes Yes
Unlimited access to the breakout area Yes Yes
Full postal facilities at our King’s Cross address* Yes Yes
Free booking of available meeting rooms Yes Yes
Free booking of special events in the Theatre or Gallery (170 capacity) Yes Yes
Invitations to IOP networking events Yes Yes
Invitations to IOP Business Briefings Yes Yes
Lockable storage Yes Yes
Support from a dedicated internal Key Account Manager No Yes

*This does not include the right to register a company or apply for credit

Our Accelerator Companies

“For companies involved in physics research and development, I would wholeheartedly recommend the IOP Accelerator Centre. Being part of the IOP network, being in such a great location and having the support of the IOP business and innovation team in the same building has been a huge support.” 

Hira Virdee, Founder and CEO, Lumi Space 

Our current and former residents work in a variety of sectors across industry, and have included:


AEGIQ is a spin-out company building on over two decades of quantum photonics research at the University of Sheffield. Its proprietary iSPS technology offers a deterministic source of indistinguishable single photons which enables new capabilities across quantum secure communications, photonic quantum computing and imaging.

Find out more about AEGIQ

Lumi Space

Lumi Space is building the world's first global, commercial satellite laser ranging (SLR) service. Their ultra-high-precision space situational awareness (SSA) products enhance space domain awareness, satellite characterisation, orbit determination and prediction, and attitude monitoring.

Find out more about Lumi Space

ORCA Computing

ORCA Computing is a UK company developing a completely new approach towards quantum computing. Its quantum memory allows storage and synchronisation of single and entangled photons, enabling the prospects for future high-performance, highly connected and scalable quantum computing.

Find out more about ORCA Computing

Quantum Base Alpha

Quantum Base Alpha is a start-up that is conducting research and development on using quantum inspired algorithms to solve critical issues facing humanity. Their first project is tackling aircraft carbon emissions at London Gatwick Airport by optimising existing flight path algorithms using Quantum inspired techniques.

Find out more about Quantum Base Alpha

Quantum Exponential

Quantum Exponential is assembling a portfolio of potential investments in leading Quantum technology companies around the world, and has a team of experts with unparalleled market knowledge and access so as to establish, maintain and keep developing a global lead in Quantum portfolio management.

Find out more about Quantum Exponential


To apply, you must: 

  • be working on bringing physics-based innovation to market in any sector  
  • be a small or micro business incorporated in the UK or Ireland; OR 
  • an entrepreneur with the right to live and work in the UK or Ireland  

You may be a recent university graduate looking to transition from an incubator to your first office. You may be a high-growth potential enterprise in the UK or Ireland looking for a London foothold. You may be an entrepreneur with an early-stage idea or looking to spin out an established service or product.  

To discuss whether IOP Accelerator would suit your needs please email [email protected].

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