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Innovation Studio

Industry-engagement and our strong maker culture puts collaboration at the heart of everything we do.

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.

Explore the facilities and manufacturing tools that the Innovation Studio has to offer below.

AUB Design - CNC router

Digital Fabrication

We have a range of digital fabrication equipment, including: laser cutters, CNC milling machines, CNC router and SLS additive manufacturing.

A 3D printer in a lab-style room.

3D Printing Hub

We've equipment to 3D print in a variety of materials, including clay, resin, PVA, PLA, onyx, fibreglass, kevlar, and carbon fibre.

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Virtual Reality

We've a range of resources for Virtual Reality, including VR headsets and cameras, and equipment for projection mapping and lighting.

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Digital Textiles and Fashion

In our digital textiles and fashion suite we've a range of printers for both synthetic and natural fabrics, a digital loom and body scanner.

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Central Workshop and Tools

Dedicated rooms for spraying, casting, welding and working with resin, fibreglass, and plaster. Plus a wide variety of workshop tools..

Explore the Innovation Studio

Innovation Studio, photographed by Richard Bryant. Photo of an exterior wall with two reverse-L shaped windows and three semi-circle panels visible. A person walks past towards the right.


The Innovation Studio operates as a lab for creative technologies, a nucleus for start-ups and enterprises, and an industry engagement hub.
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Take a look at some of our recent collaborative projects with external partners and businesses
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Collaborate with us

There are many ways to work with us – we can give you access to our equipment and expertise
Sunseeker employee working on schematics of a boat

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.