Our start up studio provides a welcoming environment where entrepreneurial Edinburgh Napier students, staff and alumni can come together to connect, develop enterprise skills, and collaborate on exciting new projects and ventures as well as form valuable relationships with the wider entrepreneurial community in Edinburgh.
Located centrally on the Union Canal by Bainfield Student Accommodation, the space is open for members. If you've not already, it’s time to join our growing community and see how we can help bring your ideas to life.
At Bright Red Triangle, we want to provide a productive, inclusive, welcoming, and collaborative environment for everyone.
Below are our main values that should be kept in mind as we conduct ourselves as members and guests.
These house rules outline our expectations for everyone who uses the space, whether it be as a coworker, program participant, or organiser or attendee of meetups and other events taking place here. The house rules apply not only in our space, but also in our online networks, all related events, and one-on-one communications carried out in the context of community business. It also states the consequences of violating these expectations.
Use of the space
Enjoy the flexibility of hot desking in a our collaborative space. At Bright Red Triangle our hot-desking operates on a first come first served basis, we do not reserve hot-desks and desks are not meant to be permanent seats for any Member.
Workspaces are clearly distinguishable. Please do not take up more than one space. If you are concerned about maintaining social distance, please be aware we do not currently have set spacing between desks, but the space should be large enough to accommodate. If you have any concerns about the space in line with Covid-19 precautions - please drop us an email to discuss at email@example.com
Members are advised that their belongings should not be left unattended at the seat for more than 2 hours, particularly when Bright Red Triangle is close to full capacity. Items left for more than 2 hours may be removed so that other Members can use the unoccupied seat.
Items are to be kindly removed from all hot desks by the end of the day. Bright Red Triangle is not responsible for any property that is left behind in an open co-working area. It is the responsibility of members to ensure that they have retrieved all of their personal items prior to leaving.
We ask the members of our community to help us keep our collaborative space clean, tidy and secure. This includes keeping the desks and common areas clean and organised, clearing used crockery from desks, recycling any rubbish, keeping the drinks station clean, mopping up any spillages and making sure windows and doors are closed at the end of the day.
For shared resources such as cutlery and mugs, you will be responsible for washing these at the end of use and returning them to the shared drinks station.
Conversations and collaborations are encouraged, however overly loud conversations tend to be distracting to those around you making it difficult to focus. Be always mindful and respect those around you.
Keys and Security
We have a new fob based system for entering the BRT space. The access doors renew on a 3 month cycle for increased security, so we will send you email reminders so that you do not lose access. Renewal of fobs can be done at the Bainfield student accommodation office or by a member of our team.
Any entry fobs which we let you use remain our property at all times. You must not make any copies of the fobs or allow anyone else to use them without our consent. Any loss must be reported to us immediately and you must pay a reasonable fee for replacement fobs.
Members are welcome to use the meeting room on an ‘ad hoc’ basis, unless there are prior bookings.
‘Ad Hoc’ includes popping in to take a phone call, having an impromptu meeting, needing a quiet space etc. It does not include unlimited or exclusive access. Use of the booking room is free of change but we withhold the right to remove this benefit to users, should their use be deemed to be taking advantage of these facilities, making them inaccessible to other members.
After the meeting is over, the meeting room should be left in the condition it was found. All personal items should be removed, and lights switched off.
Guests and Visitors
You are welcome to bring guests to the space. It is your responsibility to meet them and escort them throughout their stay. Visitors are subject to the same code of conduct and usage policies as everyone else.
Our printer operates on the same network as the university printers, and are accessible with your student card. If you are a graduate or associate, please email any documents you require printing to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can print in advance. Do be aware, if you decide to print the entire works of Shakespeare or the like, we will require a reasonable donation to the cost.
We do offer limited mail handling as part of our services. For an annual fee of £150, we can collate and organise or forward on any mail that arrives for you or your company. Please email email@example.com to arrange this.
We provide a fast internet connection for all members. Performance may vary according to where the member is sitting, the number of other people using the space at the same time and the member’s machine. Bright Red triangle is a collaborative workspace first and foremost, as such the network is not designed for streaming media/TV. That said, please report any internet speed issues if they ever do occur and we will try our best to remedy the situation as fast as possible.
Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning speech or actions by anyone in our space, online networks, and in all related events and communication, will not be tolerated.
Failure to comply with House Rules
Those who fail to comply with Bright Red Triangle Rules will be asked to leave the premises. We may additionally decide to take any action we deem appropriate, including, but not limited to, a temporary or permanent ban from Bright Red Triangle without warning.
Your bright ideas are always welcome to help us continually improve our offering.
Edinburgh Napier University is, and always has been, committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information. As the Data Controller of the personal data we collect, we have policies, procedures and privacy notices in place under the UK Data Protection Act 2018 and UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK-GDPR) (which together are referred to as the “Data Protection legislation” below).
For more information on what information we use and how we collect and use it, please see our Data Protection pages using the following links:
Data Protection Policy statement and Code of Practice
If you have any questions regarding the use of your personal data or want to know more about your rights under the legislation or how the University complies with the legislation please contact the Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website www.napier.ac.uk (the "Website")
Details of applications you make through our Website
If you contact us, including via our online enquiry service, we may keep a record of that correspondence
Details of your visits to our Website and the resources that you access
We may ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes although you do not have to respond to them.
If you submit personal information to us, for example your name and email address, we may link this information with any other information we have collected about you.
If you choose to contact us by other methods e.g. email, phone, letter, etc. we will also process your personal data to respond to you and provide any services or goods in connection with your contact/enquiry/request. Please see our Privacy Notices for more specific information.
Edinburgh Napier use of visitor statistics
When you visit our website our systems automatically collects information about your computer, including where available your IP address (a unique number assigned to your computer when you are using your browser on the internet), operating system and browser type to monitor customer traffic patterns and website usage.
This statistical data does not contain any personally identifiable information about you or any of our users. It is used to enhance the design and layout of the Website making it easier to navigate.
These statistics are very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a particular programme. We only use this type of data in aggregate i.e. we look at the data collectively, in summary form, rather than on an individual basis.
We will also collect any information you give to us through our submission forms, like our contact form. If you submit information to us, including a name and email address, we may link this information with the information we have automatically collected about you.
Where we store your personal data
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.
Usage made of the information
The information you have given us will be stored on our computer systems and used in the following ways:
Marketing: In order that we may keep you informed by post, email, telephone or other electronic means of the news, events or services that may be of interest (provided you have opted-in to receive such communications). You can opt out at any time
Web statistics: To improve the service to our clients and to analyse our Website's use without identifying you as an individual
Market Research: From time to time we may ask you to take part in research surveys to assist us with improving our service to existing and potential students
Processing applications made by you
To carry out our obligations to you, such as notifying you about changes to our terms and conditions
Disclosure of your information
Subject to the exceptions set out below, we will not disclose your personal information to third parties including other constituents of Edinburgh Napier University unless we are allowed, or required, to by law.
We may disclose your personal information:
To comply with any legal obligation e.g. search warrant, subpoena, court order.
To protect the rights, property, or safety of Edinburgh Napier University or others (this includes exchanging information with companies and organisations for purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction).
To investigate reports of users sending material using a false email address or users sending harassing, threatening, or abusive messages.
To protect against misuse or unauthorised use of our Website.
During emergencies, e.g. when we believe someone's physical safety is at risk.
Accepting this statement acknowledges that we will not be responsible for damages you or any others may suffer as a result of the disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the above.
Rights and access to information
The Data Protection legislation gives you certain rights, including the right to access information held about you. For further information about how to exercise your rights please see our Data Protection Rights Guide.
Even the best policy cannot protect your online privacy and security in all circumstances. Your best protection is to understand the limits to privacy on the Internet and use common sense in all of your online activities. Be aware that email is an inherently insecure form of communication. Remember that in extreme cases third parties are sometimes able to intercept your unencrypted messages.
Edinburgh Napier University is concerned about the security of your personal information particularly when using our Website. Although we have taken all reasonable security precautions, we cannot guarantee internet security and subsequently cannot guarantee that any information you input on our Website is totally secure. In addition to our online security efforts, we have taken steps to protect your personal data offline as well. All of your information is restricted to our offices. Employees are granted access on a need-to-know basis and are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.
Your control over your personal information
At any time you can withdraw permission for the use of your personal information. This can be done either by ticking the OPT-OUT or UNSUBSCRIBE link contained in all Edinburgh Napier University web communications, or alternatively, by sending an email requesting this to email@example.com.
Our Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.
Enquiry, application & alumni processes
If you wish to enquire or apply to Edinburgh Napier University you will be asked to submit your details into our customer databases. When you do this you will be registered to receive e-newsletters and other email communications from us. You can unsubscribe from this by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with REMOVE in the subject line.
We also have a press news list which you can join. To unsubscribe from this list email EdNapierNews@napier.ac.uk with REMOVE in the subject line.
We maintain a database of our alumni and proactively keep them engaged about our alumni services. Find out more about how the University handles alumni data here.
Events registration on externally hosted services
Please note that by registering for an event via a service such as Eventbrite (which will host your data out with the EEA) or Bookitbee (which will host your data in the EEA) you will be supplying your personal data to the company/website and as such you are accepting and consenting to the practices in their Privacy Policies.
Edinburgh Napier University is not affiliated with these companies/websites in any way and is using their services solely for the purposes of facilitating event ticketing and registration and does not accept any responsibility or liability for personal data which you have chosen to provide to such third party sites.
Privacy Notices for Students, Staff and all other ‘layered’ Privacy Notices can be accessed online here.
For further information, please see the University's Data Protection Policy Statement
How to contact us
In writing to:
Edinburgh Napier University
Last updated: February 2022