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Innovation Studio

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

A unique resource for businesses and practitioners

The Innovation Studio operates as a lab for creative technologies, a space for start-ups and regional enterprises, and a hub for industry engagement, with a focus on collaboration, high skills development, entrepreneurship, research, and prototyping

The studio combines flexible workspaces with access to state-of-the-art digital and physical equipment for creative design and manufacturing, as well as expertise and a wealth of knowledge from AUB’s professional and technical staff and academic practitioners.

Through this exceptional space we're proud to offer:

  • 12-month Residency Programme to support start-ups
  • Associate Programme for local business to test concepts and prototypes
  • Access to Creative Technologies and other state-of-the-art resources
  • Up-skilling sessions and workshops for professionals and businesses
  • Collaborative research projects and consultancy

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

Meet the team

We're the creative innovation specialists, and our professional and technical staff have a wealth of knowledge to assist you during your time with us. Meet our team below.

Daniel Cox Head of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange
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Rob Fanner Innovation and Business Development Manager


Dr Asha Ward Postdoctoral Researcher in Creative Technology

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Some of our collaborations

Check out some of the studio's assets and the projects we've had the privilege of being involved with, from collaborating with the Bridge Theatre to create puppets for Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust, to hosting a live brief between LUSH and AUB students.

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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.

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Creative Technologies

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