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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.

Design software

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.


Virtual Reality

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

A close up of several fabrics

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.

Wide image of the campus workshop

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


The Innovation Studio operates as a lab for creative technologies, a nucleus for start-ups and enterprises, and a industry engagement hub.
Animation of a pink and blue bird, watching a sunset


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
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.
People gathering around a table with models and photographs

Residency Programme

Our Residency Programme offers membership of our Innovation Studio individuals, start-ups and SMEs developing new products or services.
Front elevation of the Innovation Studio. Two students walking up to it.

Innovation Studio

AUB's Innovation Studio combines flexible workspaces with access to the latest industry-standard equipment to help you and your business.