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Innovation Studio

Dorset Creative

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

Dorset Creative

Supporting MedTech innovation through digital fabrication. Supported by European Regional Development Funding (ERDF).

About the project

Dorset Creative is a digital agency who specialise in digital transformation by developing software, mobile and web applications. With clients including the NHS, BAE Systems, LVMH and local authorities, Dorset Creative’s services include software development, virtual and augmented reality, 3D modelling and multimedia design.

AUB Innovation’s industry technicians have been working with Dorset Creative, supporting them with prototyping of physical models for the advancement of surgical training programmes. A key part of this collaboration is problem-solving design challenges to create functional and cost-effective tools, which can be used on interactive demonstration models.

European Regional Development Funds

This project is supported through match-funding by the England European Regional Development Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. This fund was established by the European Union to help local areas stimulate their economic development. This investment will help to support innovation, businesses, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs. For more information visit

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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Events and workshops

A series of workshops and lectures for industry professionals to develop innovation and creative capabilities.

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Take a look at some of our recent collaborative projects with external partners and businesses

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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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Pre Start-Up Programme

Our Pre Start-Up Programme offers membership for creative individuals or businesses looking to develop new products or services.

Innovation Studio, photographed by Richard Bryant. Photo of an interior space, with several people sat working at tables. A rectangle-shaped railing is in the middle of the room.

Creative Technologies

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