[15 June 2024]

Creating Powerful Partnerships

The University has a long track record of working with industry, sharing goals and ambitions that see businesses, and our region, grow and thrive.

Here at the The Aura Innovation Centre (AIC) we are trailblazing powerful partnerships with businesses by offering affordable and agile access to a wealth of expertise and state-of-the-art facilities. By serving as a collaborative hub, the AIC connects companies with leading researchers and industry specialists, enabling them to harness innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies.

Aura’s business partnerships drive innovation and growth for organisations of all sizes, from start-ups to blue chip global enterprises. Watch this example of how the Aura Innovation has partnered with a local business, Floreon, to create a unique knowledge exchange project, utilising the InventX facilities to help their business innovate and grow.

There are many different ways in which you can partner with us and the University of Hull, the benefits of which will provide access to new markets, bring your business a competitive edge and give affordable access to cutting-edge facilities and equipment.

Here is a range of the services on offer;

Driving Growth and Innovation

The University works with businesses across all sectors and sizes to support growth and innovation of business and the regional economy.

Here at the Aura Innovation Centre we support businesses of all sizes, helping them to get their innovation ideas off the ground and onto the market through specialist funding support, access to advanced testing facilities and expertise.

Find out more about our services

Employ New Talent

With more than 15,000 students studying a diverse range of degree programmes and over 4,000 graduates per year at the University of Hull, you’ll find highly motivated and talented individuals with the skills and attributes that you need to help your business thrive.

Find out more about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

A subsidised internship will provide you with access to real talent and the programme can be tailored to suit your needs. With the Humber Innovation Support Programme the Aura Innovation centre are able to fully fund an innovation internship for your business through the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund.

Find out more about Humber Innovation Support Programme

Develop your people

The University works closely with public, private and third sector organisations to nurture talent by delivering bespoke and specialist training. It offers a whole host of leadership, executive education and CPD programmes alongside open training programmes and postgraduate degree apprenticeships.

Find out more about the University’s training programmes

Consult with experts

The University can help you gain a competitive edge in your market by collaborating with world-leading researchers across our key areas of expertise.

At the Aura Innovation Centre we have worked with a wide range of businesses by connecting them with academic expertise to help develop their low carbon innovations.

See our case study page to find out more

We also have our very own collaborative flexible working space – FleX. FleX is an innovative community that is home to a range of like-minded businesses all working towards building the region’s economic growth and net zero capacity. FleX members receive access to academic expertise as well as cutting-edge facilities to support product development and innovation.

Find out more about FleX

Access Cutting Edge Facilities

The Aura Innovation Centre is the perfect place to develop your innovation. With our impressive and adaptable conference and meeting spaces, ConneX, you can host a variety of events from conferences to exhibitions to make your business event unforgettable.

Find out more about ConneX

We are also home to InventX innovation space, a remarkable resource providing accessible and affordable innovation support to business. InvetnX provides flexible research and development facilities with the latest cutting-edge equipment, and access to industry and academic expertise, providing your business the boost it needs to meet the future head-on. We have a range of capabilities from advanced manufacturing to advanced electronics to help you accelerate your ideas, develop prototypes, and work alongside experts.

Find out more about the InventX facilities

Contact us today to drive growth and innovation in your business