Grow your business

The Innovation Centre is a space in which individuals and groups are encouraged to explore new ideas and grow their ventures. 

As a public space, we encourage everybody from established startups to individuals interested in starting a business one day to come in and utilise our space in order to create new relationships.

Register to become an Innovation Centre Member (ICM), and use our Coworking Cafe to work, meet with others and connect with people in our entrepreneurial community.

Local entrepreneurs, freelancers, innovators, students, graduates, and those looking to start a business, are welcome into The Innovation Centre as an Innovation Centre Member (ICM) free of charge. Just register your details here.

All Innovation Centre Members (ICM) and residents benefit from the opportunity to attend free informative events, business surgeries, networking sessions and being part of an innovative community.

The ground floor has free Wi-Fi and use of the co-working café for meetings is also free of charge.


Lease your own work space or Office

The Innovation Centre can offer those with a small or micro business a dedicated work space. We have a number of office spaces available that can house a business that has up to eight members of staff.

The Innovation Centre working space provides a platform for business start-ups, entrepreneurs, students, graduates and academics to shape their business and innovative ideas.

Find out more about renting your own Work Space here.



Did you know that DMU graduates are helping Leicester match London for new business success, according to top magazine, The Economist? Read about how DMU entrepreneurs are helping make Leicester a “contender to be England’s most business-minded city”.

"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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