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Designed by renowned architect Sir Peter Cook, AUB’s Innovation Studio is a unique resource for the south.

Set in our state-of-the-art campus, the studio combines flexible workspaces with access to the latest industry-standard digital and physical manufacturing equipment, as well as the expertise and wealth of knowledge from AUB’s students, technical staff and academic tutors.

We're proud to offer this exceptional space for:

  • Incubating start-ups
  • Supporting research, development and prototyping
  • Upskilling businesses through our Executive Education courses
  • Collaborative projects answering today’s challenges

Explore how the Innovation Studio can help you and your business below, or get in touch with our Innovation experts to discuss your needs.

Industry-standard resources

The Innovation Studio is part of AUB's Lab 4 Creative Technologies. It features state-of-the-art equipment and digital resources, and the latest in digital and physical manufacturing technology. Check out our facilities and how they can help you and your business.

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Industry-standard resources

The Innovation Studio features state-of-the-art equipment and digital resources, and the latest manufacturing technology.

Supporting your business

We offer a selection of programmes and courses to support your business. Benefits of our programmes include access to the Innovation Studio and AUB's Lab 4 Creative Technologies.

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Associate Programme

Our Associate Programme offers membership of our Innovation Studio to regional businesses seeking research and development support.

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Residency Programme

Our Residency Programme offers membership of our Innovation Studio individuals, start-ups and SMEs developing new products or services.

Courses we collaborate with

The Innovation Studio has a wealth of resources, including AUB's Lab 4 Creative Technologies, available for collaborative use across many of our courses, especially a selection of our MA programmes. When collaborating with the studio on these courses you'll be supported by partners from industry, undertake live projects with external partners and develop your business and entrepreneurial skills.

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Master of Architecture (Part 2 ARB/RIBA)

The Masters of Architecture explores new approaches to architectural practice, through making, innovation and collaboration.

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MA Design and Innovation

The MA Design and Innovation course enables graduates and practitioners to question the nature of their practice and its context relative...

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MA Digital Fashion Innovation

Research is the fundamental driver for creative thinking and innovation.

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MRes Arts

The MRes Arts is a qualification specifically aimed at makers, designers and thinkers who wish to undertake an...

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MPhil/PhD Research Degrees

If you aspire to know your subject in greater depth or make a significant academic contribution, a research degree could be the answer.

Executive education courses

We offer upskilling masterclasses for professionals and businesses focussed on applications of new technology. Our programmes also offer the option of bespoke training unique to your business's needs.

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Introduction to Design in VR using Gravity Sketch

Upskill and enhance your design skills with this introductory Executive Education course using VR and Gravity Sketch...

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3D Modelling in VR using Gravity Sketch

Enhance your design skills and product development capabilities with this advanced 3D modelling course using VR and Gravity Sketch...

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Twin Motion

Transform your existing architecture and/or interior design skills with this Executive Education course using Twin Motion...

Explore the Innovation Studio

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We support our students to develop professional skills and our industry partners to develop innovative services and experiences
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Take a look at some of our recent collaborative projects with external partners and businesses
Creative Exchange

Collaborate with us

There are many ways to work with us – we can give you access to our equipment and expertise