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


Find out more about the businesses at The Innovation Centre.

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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.


Kwokyln Wan to headline Connect event

Kwokyln Wan to headline Connect @ the Co-working Cafe this March!

Tuesday 20 March, 5.30pm – 8.00pm


Join us at our next Connect @ the Co-working Café and hear from a group of entrepreneurs and freelancers how their journey started and lessons they have learnt. 


The event is an informal evening of motivation and inspiration from local entrepreneurs, academics, students and graduates, all sharing their knowledge and experiences through talks, Q&A’s, panel discussions and networking. 

Kwoklyn is a published writer, having completed his first cookbook (release date tbc) and has appeared on screen in Gok's Teens, Celebrity Five Minutes to a Fortune, Celebrity Deal or No Deal, Real housewives of Cheshire and has cooked LIVE on This Morning with Hollly Willoghby and Philip Schofield.

An established entrepreneur, Kwoklyn has also enjoyed a number of successful business ventures in the Martial Arts industry and more recently has opened Wanton’s Bar in Leicester.

Connect @ the Co-working Café is a free event, however pre-booking is essential.  Click here to book your free place.


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Student placements for your business

Co-working Bitesize… Securing a free placement student from DMU this Summer

Thursday 15 March 2018, 12.30pm – 1.00pm

Join David Gordon, Associate Professor and Head of Executive Company Projects at DMU to find out more about opportunities to secure a short-term placement student to help your business grow.

This is a free talk, however please register your interest in advance by emailing


Midlands Business Network 2018

 Midlands Business Network March 2018

Friday 16 March 2018, 10.00am – 3.00pm 

King Power Stadium, Filbert Way, Leicester. LE2 7FL

The Innovation Centre and Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University will be on Stand 60 at the King Power Stadium. Visit us to find out about De Montfort University’s offering to meet the needs of 21st century businesses, including Executive Education, Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, SME support and access to research and innovation expertise.

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The expo is a platform for B2B networking, PR & profile and business connectivity in the region. The exhibition welcomes businesses from all across the Midlands, both SME and large strategic organisations, providing exhibitors and visitors alike with sales opportunities and business information.

Book your free visitor place here.

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