Team Upstream’s vision is for Hammersmith & Fulham to have an inclusive, thriving ecosystem of ambitious science, tech and creative organisations with the White City innovation district a global beacon of growth through innovation. We are a partnership between Hammersmith & Fulham and Imperial College London.

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We support science, tech and creative businesses and organisations of all sizes. Our work involves:

  • Fostering professional connections
  • Convening organisations that can solve common challenges better by working together
  • Creating social and serendipitous opportunities for the community to interact
  • Shining a light on innovative science, tech, creative organisations and sign-posting assets and amenities


In 2017, the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (in partnership with Imperial College London) published its Industrial Strategy ‘Economic Growth for Everyone’. Hammersmith & Fulham has long been a great place to work and play, being home to international and innovative businesses, and blessed with river views, exceptional transport links, and a thriving arts scene. 

This strategy outlined a vision for transforming the borough into a global beacon of innovation and growth, not just for businesses located here but for the local community too. From this vision was created the Partnership for Growth and Innovation – now known as Upstream – as a conduit between businesses and other stakeholders, to help make this vision into a reality.