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Knowledge Dock

The place for Makers, Innovators, Inventors, Networkers, Collaborators and Entrepreneurs. Home of Research, Innovation and Enterprise at the University of East London.

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Give your business a new home

Knowledge Dock is the perfect home for any business looking to nurture and grow. The centre offers newly refurbished hot-desking facilities and office spaces, offering varying levels of space on a permanent or hot-desking basis. All services are supported by a friendly team of reception staff happy to help with anything you may need.

Virtual memberships are also available to give your company a permanent London address while offering the luxury of working from home or on the go with minimum space restraints. Knowledge Dock is also equipped to handle business deliveries and forward on postage.

The benefits of basing yourself at Knowledge Dock

Access University Services

Businesses can access a range of University services for free or at discounted rates.

  • Free access to University Library resources at the Docklands Campus Library next door to Knowledge Dock. Open 24/7 during term time.
  • Discounted rates at the Print Centre, great for stationery, brochures and other promotion material.        
  • Prototyping with Knowledge Dock’s newly founded Makers Space
  • Discounted membership rates at SportsDock, the University’s world class sports facility.

Engage with UEL Research and UEL Enterprise

Knowledge Dock is home to the University’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise department. UEL is an innovative academic community, delivering high quality research that is impactful, intellectually stimulating, socially relevant and for public good.

UEL was rated the top modern university in London for research by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and has built on this by doubling its return of world-leading research to the subsequent Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014. UEL’s Research and Development Support team, supports collaboration between UEL researchers and the business community.

UEL Enterprise strongly encourage collaboration between external organisations and UEL’s entrepreneurial community. The Enterprise team frequently host educational and informative workshops and events which are open to all students, alumni and Knowledge Dock businesses.


Jack Petchey Foundation

Within the Knowledge Dock business and Innovation Centre all kinds of learning, development and support are welcomed. Based in various locations across the centre, several professional collaborative working spaces are available for students to work in at no cost, with great thanks to the Jack Petchey Foundation. These facilities have been subsidised by The Jack Petchey Foundation in their continuing support of student development and success. These facilities are newly designed with advanced technology to use, sophisticated in atmosphere and perfect for co-working. 

Part of a Global Network

To support your business’ growth we are part of a vast array of formal and informal networks that you can tap into. Through EBN, a European network of over 150 quality-certified business and innovation centres that provides support in soft-landing your business in another country.

  • 75

    Businesses based at Knowledge Dock

  • 1,098

    Total square metres of Office Space

  • 6

    Different spaces for meetings, events and conferences

Host your event at Knowledge Dock

Home to professional spaces small and large, whatever the requirements of your event, meeting or conference may be – the team at Knowledge Dock can support you through the process, often at a much more affordable rate than other London conference venues. Finding the right location can often be troublesome, but here at Knowledge Dock we believe that a function is more than just its location, it requires planning, catering, technical support and on the day management, all details that can be adhered to by our friendly team.

The centre sits in the heart of London’s Docklands area, boasting transport links into Central London and international travel, being only minutes away from London City Airport. The University site is also situated at Cyprus DLR station meaning whichever mode of transport your guests are joining us with, they will have no trouble finding us with ease.

Throughout your time in Knowledge Dock you will have access to a dedicated reception service, a specialised team to ensure the smooth running of your event with additional tech support and implementation to meet your requirements (at no extra charge).