aura innovation centre

Aura Innovation Centre



The University of Hull’s new Aura Innovation Centre (AIC) is a community that supports businesses of all sizes, helping them to accelerate low-carbon projects, drive green innovation and deliver clean business growth.

The economy is shifting towards a low-carbon future, and the green energy transition opens up a number of challenges and opportunities for business of all shapes and sizes.

The Aura Innovation Centre can help you to get your carbon reducing ideas well and truly off the ground, we can help to:

  • Shape and define your idea
  • Access specialist funded support
  • Access research experts and testing facilities
  • Bring together the skills and knowledge to accelerate your ambition

By working with the AIC, you’ll become part of a powerful community of innovative thinkers, scientists, inventors, researchers and problem solvers – all working together to benefit your business. Benefits could include:

  • Reduction of your carbon emissions and carbon footprint
  • Savings in energy costs
  • Increased efficiency
  • Improved productivity levels
  • Access to new markets
  • An enhanced competitive edge
  • And more…

We’ll help you to shape and accelerate carbon-reducing ideas into viable solutions that provide real value and opportunities for your business - whether that idea is a new product, process or services, we’ll help you to deliver it.

Ready to take the next step?
Let’s talk. You can reach us by phone on 01482 464700 or by emailing

AIC workspace

An environment designed to encourage collaboration, inspire innovation and accelerate business growth. The AIC building contains high quality office accommodation and facilities.

Based at one of the UK’s greenest business parks, Bridgehead, in a convenient, accessible location close to the Humber Bridge. All the spaces are brand new and fitted-out to the highest specifications.

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Office space

Whether you want a desk in a co-working environment, meeting space or a place to speak to like-minded people, the AIC is the perfect place.

With on-site support and access to university expertise, it’s a hub for innovative activity.


Where brilliant ideas come to life. Our workshop is home to specialist 3D printers with the capabilities to make plastic, composite and metal prototypes. We have a range of high spec tools and machinery to enable businesses to undertake chemical experiments and test their ideas. Our advanced fabrication zone will have the capabilities to print circuit boards, fabricate novel composite materials, mechanical testing of materials and we have optical microscopes to view the nano-scale.

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Conference and events spaces

Inspire your delegates in our state-of the-art conference spaces. Explore ideas and share your expertise. Whether it’s an intimate or a larger event, our well-equipped space is ideal for thought leaders and forward thinkers.

let's talk

You can reach us by phone on 01482 464700 or by emailing