MediCity Nottingham

MediCity Nottingham

D6 Building
Thane Road
NG90 6BH



MediCity Nottingham part of Pioneer Group

The home of MedTech

Situated within a Grade 1 listed Art Deco building, MediCity Nottingham has been stripped back to reveal its original glory of sleek ziggurat ceiling, pastel green tiles, and bold geometric motifs.

Based within the Boots UK’s headquarters, companies based on-site can showcase their products and services to leaders and decision-makers within Boots. The companies based at MediCity benefit from being based within the Enterprise Zone, enjoying (in most instances) full exemption on business rates.

The contemporary coffee house, ‘The Kitchen’ offers a seasonal menu, wholesome breakfasts, a wide range of deli sandwiches, sweet treats and, of course, fresh barista coffee.


Entrepreneurs, investors, experts, academics, industries, and associations come together at Pioneer Group. Creating a UK-wide business collective.

We surround businesses with people who share a common goal with us and with each other – to help science entrepreneurs tackle global challenges. Individuals with diverse expertise, experience and resources who can open the doors, make the introductions and identify the opportunities; that help businesses grow.

Allowing even the smallest of ventures to be part of, and do something, big.

Venture Building

Not just for start-ups and spin-offs, Pioneer Group coaches entrepreneurialism at every stage from idea to exit. We help businesses get off the ground and continue to grow, entrepreneurially via the Pioneer Group Accelerator Programme.

After working with Alex Osterwalder, the originator of the Lean Methodology, Pioneer took the principals of Lean Start-up and applied a framework of commercial science to create evidence-based entrepreneurship specific to those wanting to turn their science into business.

Pioneer runs Accelerators throughout the year across our locations and in partnership with other organisations, including AHSN, AbbVie and Astellas.

Despite this, we focus on the quality, rather than quantity of applicants, awarding a limited number of places only to entrepreneurs and ideas we think can ‘make it’. Those entrepreneurs who successfully secure a place work closely with our coaches in an intensive eight-week programme specifically designed to help scientific entrepreneurs launch and grow sustainable businesses from their science.


The idea is just the start. Turning that idea into something that will impact people’s lives can be a long and challenging process. Pioneer are here from the beginning and have been for nearly 20 years, bringing our hands-on, tailored approach to getting your business off to the best possible start.

We operate several funds that invest in young businesses and specialise in pre-seed and seed funding. We like to get involved early. Pioneer Group provides vital life sciences investment and funding primarily to companies that we have worked with through our Accelerator Programme or with companies based at our sites across the UK. That way, we get to know the people, technology and business well before investing.

Expert Network

Part of Pioneer Group, the Expert Network are altruistic individuals our entrepreneurs can call upon for help. They are leaders of industry, working at the highest levels in the areas of commercial science (regulatory, safety and toxicology, finance, legal, acquisition etc.) that life science entrepreneurs will tackle at some point.

The Expert Network give their time, share their knowledge and offer guidance at the crucial moments, when getting it right, really matters.

Laboratory, office and coworking spaces

For startups, we try to make life as straightforward as possible. Scale up your space without the risk of lengthy leases. Take on new labs with just one month’s notice with the option to scale back with only three months’ notice. The flexible and modular lab space is perfect for life science startups and scaleups.

Ventures that call MediCity Nottingham have specialist requirements, and so we work together to create tailor-made spaces. From minor alterations to custom fitouts, we have seen it all. So, if the space is right, but the contents aren’t, we work together to get it spot-on.

MediCity benefits from being based within the Enterprise Zone, enjoying (in most instances) full exemption on business rates.

 Industry Perks

Close connections between MediCity Nottingham and regional partners like Medilink, East Midlands Academic Health Science Network, Ingenuity Gateway, Invest in Nottingham, etc., ensure companies always know about valuable local opportunities.


Enjoy social events such as complimentary yoga or join for industry events where leaders share their thoughts, experiences and most importantly, the lessons learnt over a beer or two with an invited audience of Pioneer business leaders. Learn from the best and connect with the community.

The Kitchen

A contemporary coffee house with a 1930s flair. Housed within the atrium of the Grade 1 listed MediCity; The Kitchen is a hidden gem. The seasonal menu offers wholesome breakfasts, a wide range of deli sandwiches, panini’s, sweet treats and, of course, fresh barista coffee. A stylish alternative to your desk; bring your laptop and enjoy the atmosphere of a curated art deco space, laid back melodies and comfy seating.

Shared facilities:

  • Bike storage
  • Access to the discounted Boots factory store
  • Meeting rooms
  • Shared utility lab – CoLab
  • Clinical waste room

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