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Pop-up Centres

Our Pop-Up Innovation Centres take the services of the Cornwall Innovation Centres out to the wider business community. 

Do you want to know more about the fully funded facilities available to support your business at each Pop-Up Centre?  

Workspace away from the home office – If your business is operating from home, the Pop-Up Innovation Centre can be used as a workspace to hotdesk, for occasional client meetings or to make collaborative connections with other users.

Multi-purpose meeting spaces – there are facilities for team meetings, seminars & presentations which can be repurposed for your needs.

Business advice and support – you can make an appointment to speak to a Business Innovation Advisor, who can support you with advice and guidance on your innovation. Plus, we can connect your business with wider business support available in Cornwall and nationally.


The Pop-Up Innovation Centre is open for businesses to access these fully funded facilities.

  • Hotdesking – in a choice of 3 rooms set up for either communal hotdesking or solo space,  spread across the ground a first floors,
  • Meeting Room – which is typically set up as a boardroom but can be repurposed to your needs.
  • Seminar Room – on the first floor a multi-functional space for training events, networking
  • A communal reception area for networking and more casual meetings
  • Coffee bar with sofas where the coffee machine is set up,
  • Refreshments and and a selection of beverages plus Furniss Biscuits from  the Kitchen

NEW Features for 2022

  • Lab in a box – 3D printing
  • Photography studio to shoot your products – facilities include a green screen, lightbox and lighting.
  • Technology display – in association with our partners at EPIC.


Monday – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday – CLOSED

Thursday – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday – 9:00am – 4:30pm


12 Southgate Street


PL15 9DP

Please be aware that a booking system may be in place at the Pop-up Innovation Centre, due to the ongoing pandemic and whereby Government guidelines may be subject to change. The Pop-Up Centre has a Covid Policy which we ask all users to read.

Covid Policy

To avoid disappointment, visitors and prospective users of the space are advised to contact Paul Rogers, Pop-up Innovation Centre Coordinator on or call 07525 770552, at least an hour prior to popping in. 

“The facilities available are amazing and will definitely assist me to develop my brand”
Liz Penrose, The Craft Coach




Driving Business Innovation and Growth 

The Mobile Pop-up Innovation Centre will take to the road on a Thursday, arriving at its planned destination from 11:30am-2:30pm, in order to visit more of Cornwall’s towns and industrial estates. 

As part of our business outreach activity, the Mobile Pop-Up will be canvassing to help raise awareness of the business support and services available through the ATI2 (Acceleration Through Innovation 2) programme, as well as provide Cornish businesses with information and guidance about the wider support networks in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

In 2022 we will be drawing on success from previous Mobile Pop-Up visits to towns and we will be hosting Business Support Clinics through the year. These clinics are being planned with other business programmes so that businesses can access plenty of knowledge and support. If you would like us to visit your town or if you are part of a local business group then contact Paul Rogers, Pop-up Innovation Centre Coordinator on or call 07525 770552, to discuss. 

Mobile Pop-Up Innovation Centre visits are subject to weather and health and safety considerations and so may be subject to amendment or cancellation, please follow us on Twitter (@ATI_POPUP) for the latest updates on the road. Businesses can also contact Paul Rogers, Pop-up Innovation Centre Coordinator on or call 07525 770552. 


Building on the success of the physical Pop-up Innovation Centres that previously opened in the high streets and industrial estates across the county, the Virtual Pop-up Centre (VPUC) takes the services of knowledge exchange, collaboration, community and support to businesses digitally.

Open to all sectors of the Cornish business community, the VPUC will include supporting information for businesses from our partner networks in Cornwall. To visit the group and to become a member: 

Read more about the Virtual Pop-up Centre here.