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AURA INNOVATION CENTRE

We’re here to accelerate, innovate and collaborate to support your business to achieve your low-carbon innovation ambitions.

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EPSRC AURA CENTRE FOR DOCTORAL TRAINING (CDT)

Welcome to the Aura CDT. We attract the brightest minds to join us in developing cutting-edge research as we seek solutions to the environmental and engineering challenges facing the offshore wind industry.

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OFFSHORE WIND LIBRARY / OWL

Our Offshore Wind Library offers knowledge exchange and research to enhance the offshore wind sector through academic and industrial collaboration.

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SHAPING THE FUTURE OF OFFSHORE WIND AND LOW-CARBON ENERGY

Aura is at the forefront of innovation through leading collaboration, pioneering ideas and outstanding innovation.

We are a powerful consortium.

Led by the University of Hull, we find solutions for the challenges we face, from technical and operational to economic and societal, working as a facilitator to accelerate ground-breaking solutions with our partners to help them collaborate for innovation – for the region, the UK and globally.

Rooted in the UK’s Energy Estuary, Aura is at the heart of the Humber Advanced Cluster and identified as a key delivery partner in the UK Government’s Offshore Wind Sector Deal.

AURA’S FIVE IMPACT AREAS

Aligned with the national government policy and the offshore wind sector deal, we operate via five key impact areas. These connect a range of experts from manufacturers, developers, operations and maintenance, skills providers, universities, local government and others to build vibrant offshore wind and low-carbon industries. All leading to a fairer, brighter, carbon neutral world.

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WELCOME TO THE AURA INNOVATION CENTRE

New £12million low-carbon innovation facility based in the Humber.

The AIC gives businesses easy access to cutting-edge facilities, specialist funded support and a space to innovate and collaborate. Connect with the research power at the University of Hull and industry experts to deliver innovation in your business.

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UNIVERSITY OF HULL SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED AT PRE-COP26 CLIMATE EXP0 CONFERENCE

UNIVERSITY OF HULL SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED AT PRE-COP26 CLIMATE EXP0 CONFERENCE

Some of the University of Hull’s leading experts in climate change, energy and sustainability will share their insights at a major international climate conference next week. Climate Exp0, the first conference held by the COP26 Universities Network and Italian University Network for Sustainable Development (RUS), will run from May 17-21.

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‘Industry get together like no other’ as speakers confirmed for leading offshore wind conference

‘Industry get together like no other’ as speakers confirmed for leading offshore wind conference

The Humber’s offshore wind sector will take centre stage next week (21-22 April), and there will be spotlights on UK, European and US cooperation, as the industry unites for a leading conference. The Aura Innovation Centre, is proud to be hosting the conference in our digital twin - Aura ConneX - enabling delegates to experience the building and an innovative networking environment virtually in real time.

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University of Hull welcomes report predicting substantial increase in offshore wind industry jobs and investment of over £60bn

University of Hull welcomes report predicting substantial increase in offshore wind industry jobs and investment of over £60bn

The University of Hull has welcomed the announcement that projections of direct and indirect jobs in the UK’s world-leading offshore wind industry are set to rise significantly, from 26,000 currently to over 69,800 by 2026. Most of the jobs will be created in parts of the country which urgently need levelling up – including the Humber – says the report by the OWIC released this week.

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