Supporting growth and innovation

Successful innovation is nothing new to the University of Hull.  We have a track record of supporting the growth and innovation of businesses and the regional economy, working with businesses across all sectors and sizes.

Our Innovation Centres provide a community to support businesses of all sizes, helping to drive innovation in the areas of low-carbon and flood resilience, while our Enterprise Centre is a thriving community of ambitious start-ups.

We'll help you develop your ideas, grow your business and connect with like-minded organisations and research experts.  You’ll have access to specialist workshop facilities, modern meeting, event and conference spaces.  You can also benefit from a number of workspaces designed to encourage collaboration, inspire innovation and accelerate business growth.

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Aura Innovation Centre

The 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.
We help businesses to get their carbon reducing innovation ideas off the ground through specialist funding support, access to advanced testing facilities and the right expertise to help deliver your project.
Whether that idea is a new product, process or service, we’ll help you to deliver it.

Visit the Aura Innovation website


Flood Innovation Centre

The Flood Innovation Centre supports small and medium-sized businesses to develop new flood resilience products and services. The centre was established in April 2019 in response to climate change and a desire to drive forward commercial thinking in the flood resilience sector. It brings our world-class research in climate change, engineering, logistics, materials and computer science to Humber based SMEs.

Visit the Flood Innovation website

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The Enterprise Centre

If you base your new business at the Enterprise Centre you’ll have the benefits of shared facilities, including airy, open meeting spaces, a conference room with full audio visual support for board meetings, and a modern, equipped kitchen. You’ll also be able to take advantage of the University’s fabulous campus facilities, such as the library, sports centre, cafes, restaurants and bistros, corporate meeting facilities, and facilities to host dinners. All with easy travel and parking on campus, and set in one of the UK’s most beautiful campus settings.
The Enterprise Centre has supported over 140 start-ups since it opened in 2008, with data showing that our tenants are beating local and national survival rates, and have a combined annual turnover in excess of £8 million.

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