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Be inspired

The Innovation Centre is an inspirational space that seeks to nurture entrepreneurs and innovators. 

Find out more about the businesses at The Innovation Centre.

Co-working café

Use our co-working space to explore ideas and hold informal meetings.


If you are a DMU student and have a business idea, the DMU Enterprise Team are here to help.


See our schedule of business support events.


From becoming an Innovation Centre Member (ICM) to taking your own work space get support for your growing business.


Be inspired

Be inspired by our like-minded community and ethos, to achieve success by doing things differently.

Here at The Innovation Centre we provide a platform for business start-ups, entrepreneurs, students, graduates and academics, to shape their business and innovative ideas.

As a start-up business, residents can rent a work space at The Innovation Centre and will be provided with a wide range of business expertise and advice. Business residents will also benefit from direct links with our academics, our student community, long standing industry partnerships, and facilitated business support.

Our co-working space is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm and is a contemporary, open space that provides a platform for individuals looking to develop their business ideas.


"The Innovation Centre has provided us with the perfect space to develop our product over the years. As well as a great working environment, the building provides spaces where we can meet, innovate and collaborate, as well as giving us access to the wider knowledge pool of the university."

Paul Hutchinson, Go MAD


Join our community

Anybody can sign up to become an Innovation Centre Member (ICM) and benefit from being part of a professional community.

University academics and research staff can also use our co-working space to explore ideas, and hold informal meetings with new partners and collaborators for their research, business, and innovation projects. Our close links to industry support DMU external partner collaborations.

We support DMU students and graduates at The Innovation Centre, by providing a space for them to explore business ideas in our professional and creative environment. 

The Innovation centre was recently featured in an article in top magazine, The Economist, which revealed how DMU graduates are helping Leicester match London for new business success. In addition, If you have a business idea or just want to find out more about starting up, then the DMU Enterprise Team can help.

By attending our events and with the opportunity to access government funding; we can help to inspire your business journey.

Want more information?

Contact us to arrange a tour of The Innovation Centre, or just pop in and sign-up to make use of our co-working café.

Either way, we look forward to seeing you here soon.

Contact the team

Business resident enquiry form

If you would like to receive regular updates on our news and events, why not sign up to become an ICM

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At DMU there is always something to do or see, check out our events for yourself.

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DMU is a dynamic university, read about what we have been up to in our latest news section.

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Mission and vision

Read about our mission and vision and how these create a supportive and exciting learning environment.