Innovation Centre 7

A brand new facility at Keele University, dedicated to providing innovative support and workspace for businesses looking to embrace the benefits of data and digital technologies.

01782 733001 | gateway@keele.ac.uk

Transformative data-driven growth for your business

Launching in 2022, Keele University’s new business support programmes and workspace can help organisations to understand and adopt the advanced data and digital technologies that will enable them to innovate and grow quicker.

Supported by the University’s Digital Society Institute, more than 400 local SMEs will have the opportunity to work with Keele academics, industry experts and talented students to learn more about, and embrace the potential of, fast-changing technologies.

Innovation Centre 7 (IC7) consists of almost 2,700sqm of BREEAM excellent innovation space, featuring a Data Visualisation Suite, modern offices, and hi-tech meeting and collaboration areas. It will provide an environment for the local community to interact with Keele's world-leading research – sharing research expertise with local industries including health, business, energy and computing.

The new facility will be powered by the University's onsite Low Carbon Energy Generation Park - a project that is generating up to 50% of the campus electricity requirements from renewable sources.

Logos for IC7 funders

The Design and Build of Innovation Centre 7/ Digital Society Institute is part funded through a suite of funders including the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the England 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme, the Research England Development Fund, and UK Government funding through the Getting Building Fund.

The facility will be the latest building within the Keele Growth Corridor University Enterprise Zone incorporating Keele’s Science and Innovation Park - one of the longest established in the UK, which currently provides over 150,000 ft2 of commercial workspace across six existing innovation centres home to over 600 employees across 50 diverse and thriving businesses.

Innovation Centre 7 fly-through

Explore Innovation Centre 7 with an artist impressions fly-through

Get in touch

If you wish to express an interest in tenancy in this facility or want to find out more about how your business can collaborate with Keele Gateway, please express your interest in the form below

01782 733001 | gateway@keele.ac.uk