Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 9 March, 2017 OBI BLOG

EAGLE-LABS-2-BLOGWork hard in silence and let the success make the noise. That’s the approach being taken by Barclays Eagle Labs located at MediaCityUK , a hub for digital, tech, creative and professional services businesses – not just “media”.

The message is simple and clear from Eagle Labs…’a space for everybody to create, innovate & grow.’ Barclays Eagle Labs complements a great eco-system for fast growing businesses at MediaCityUK, providing an environment that nurtures early stage tech businesses with the right support and advice.

Eagle Labs offers entrepreneurs 24/7 access to state-of-the-art workspaces, UX (user experience) labs, maker labs, events and a range of support services, including mentoring and funding opportunities. Whether you’re an inventor, an innovator or a mentor, the spaces are available for growing your idea with support from Barclays and their network.

There’s a revolution taking place in the city of Manchester and it’s the high-flying tech businesses that are at the forefront. It is therefore imperative that there are support structures like Eagle Labs in place to provide a framework for success.

Eagle Labs is attracting some of the most exciting names in tech fields such as virtual/augmented reality sector businesses. One business that operates within the Eagle Labs is the up and coming Athletec.Eagle-labs-2

Corner (their revolutionary technology), has the perfect combination of unobtrusive wearable technology, making it possible to provide performance analysis suitable for elite athletes, yet accessible to every athlete and coach striving for improved performance in boxing. Corner measures each individual punch live for the user to gain instant feedback as well as providing performance metrics for speed, power and accuracy with in-depth review of their performance between rounds and at the end of a session.

Athletec HQ is based at The Landing in MediaCityUK.  Jerry Krylov – co-founder and chief design officer at Athletec, says: “MediaCityUK makes a lot of sense for us – the north of England has a lot of opportunity and being a start-up, we needed to think very carefully about where we base ourselves and why. The Landing has provided an excellent space for the product to be developed, designed and tested with the use of Eagle Labs being on site as well as testing facilities for beta testers. Not only do they have advanced facilities but the staff are really accommodating to our needs”

MediaCityUK is breaking the mould and changing perceptions – it’s successfully gone beyond traditional media, with ever-improving infrastructure supporting the likes of Eagle Labs in attracting further businesses.