Welcome to the Kent Innovation Centre

Welcome to the Kent Innovation Centre, the perfect setting for your business.

Kent Innovation Centre exists to provide a dynamic and supportive incubation environment to accelerate the growth of ambitious innovative companies in East Kent.  The Centre was established by Thanet District Council in 2002 and hosts a number of offices occupied by a community made up of innovators and knowledge-based organisations and professional services firms.  

Our aim is to help regenerate East Kent by providing high quality accommodation and support to new and innovative businesses.  We offer a range of accommodation solutions from large offices to shared space able to meet your changing needs with easy in, easy out licences. Our philosophy is to provide security and flexible accommodation to licensees.

Kent Innovation Centre provides a supportive environment for its clients, with access to shared facilities and services they could not afford individually, enabling licensees to concentrate on business development.  As a young business it’s important that your location looks good, is flexible and affordable, has excellent facilities and great transport links.

Kent Innovation Centre is where innovators, start-ups and early years organisations grow into successful businesses.  Whether you’re an individual innovator, a knowledge-based start-up or an early years organisation, we provide the space, resource and expertise to help you progress to sustainable commercial success. All you need is the innovative idea, concept, product or service, and the ambition to succeed. 

All businesses located here benefit from super-fast broadband, integrated telecommunications and great meeting, conference and networking spaces.

We have over 50 units, with individual spaces designed for two to ten people. Simple licences, typically terminable on one month’s notice, provide significant flexibility.

With plentiful free on-site parking we are located near Westwood Cross in central Thanet, close to Thanet's new road systems and high speed rail services, and within easy reach of London, the M25 and mainland Europe.