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The Innovation Centre


The Innovation Centre nurtures entrepreneurs and innovators. We provide an inspirational space in which to create ideas and grow your business.

As part of De Montfort University (DMU), The Innovation Centre offers a professional environment for business start-ups, entrepreneurs and innovators.

Our unique location on the university campus allows your business to benefit from the experience and knowledge of our academic and research community.

Innovation is vital to us, and we believe that businesses thrive on collaboration, knowledge exchange and the development of new contacts and relationships, by working in an environment that offers excellent networking potential.

Become part of our community. Be inspired by our co-working ethos - to achieve, by doing things differently. 

Access this facility

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.

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

University academic 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 environment.


"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

"The Innovation Centre has provided our business with a fantastic platform to grow. We have been able to access useful training courses, graduates for short and long term projects, as well as a lively and motivating environment to work in. The staff at The Innovation Centre are fantastic, always looking for new ways to help. The centre is great for small businesses, and has played a significant role in taking our business to the next stage of growth."

Pritesh Vegad, Diamond Boutique

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T: +44 (0)116 257 7377



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