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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.

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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.

Innovation Studio, photographed by Richard Bryant

Industry-standard resources

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

Executive education courses

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Design in VR

Upskill and enhance your design skills with this introductory Executive Education 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...

Programmes to support you and your business

Situated in the Innovation Studio, this postgraduate programme of study, available full or part-time, uses design methodology to tackle complex problems and generate novel solutions.

Supported by partners from industry, you’ll undertake live projects with external partners and will develop your business and entrepreneurial skills.

The Innovation Studio is the perfect setting for collaborative projects with external partners investigating local and global challenges.

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.

Explore the Innovation Studio

Explore the industry

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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