AUB’s strong maker culture puts collaboration at the heart of our practice, supporting our students to develop professional skills and supporting our industry partners to develop innovative products, services and experiences.
As a specialist institute of learning, AUB has a strong reputation in delivering skills-based capabilities across art, design, media and performance. We have multiple levels of engagement including ‘Live Briefs’ for students, staff-led research projects, staff industry secondments, student internship and EU funded innovation projects.
AUB have recently been successful in attracting £1.2m investment from the European Regional Development Fund to support research and innovation projects with Dorset Industry and £1.4 million from the Dorset Growth Deal to develop an Innovation Studio to support start-ups in the region.
Collaborate with us
There are many ways to work with AUB including; match-funded innovation grants to help you develop new products and services, ‘live briefs’ to work with our talented staff and students and prototyping vouchers to give you access to our equipment and expertise.Find out more
AUB is developing a new Innovation Studio to support early stage start-ups. Participants will be housed in our flagship studio with access to our workshops and a programme of support dedicated to getting their fledgling business off the ground. The Innovation Studio will be opening its doors for Summer 2019.Find out more
Our staff are constantly engaging with industry to ensure their knowledge and skills are up to date. The Industry Secondment is a new scheme that supports staff on short placements to work with companies such as Aardman, Amazon and Industrial Light and Magic.Find out more
Take a look at some of our recent collaborative projects with external partners and how we support the creative and digital, manufacturing, health and leisure industries.Find out more
Employability and Entrepreneurship Skills
The AUB Innovation team work closely with the Employability team to develop skills sessions for students for their future careers, setting up their own business or becoming a freelancer.Find out more
Meet the Maker
A bi-monthly series of themed workshops for professionals led by AUB staff or our industry partners. Previous workshops have included Sustainable Design with South Hand Crafted, Monstrous Prosthetics with Wayne Humphrey and Letterpress Printing with Sally Hope and Joseph Warin. Details of our upcoming events will be available here.See upcoming events