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A multi-million-pound state-of-the-art facility, offering a range of office space opportunities to suit your individual business needs

SIH funder logos The Keele University Science and Innovation Park Smart Innovation Hub (Ref No: 32R17P01691) / Innovation Centre 6 has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the English Growth Programme 2014-2020, the Midlands Engine and Staffordshire County Council with support from the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

The Smart Innovation Hub is set to welcome its first businesses in summer 2019.

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Smart Innovation Hub CGI fly through

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More than just an office

The Smart Innovation Hub offers a unique opportunity for new businesses and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through collaboration with Keele University’s sector-leading academics and talented students.

Located at the heart of Keele University’s campus and co-located alongside Keele Management School the facility has been designed to support the creation and growth of new businesses and encourage more innovation-led business growth. By providing collaborative workspaces, it aims to stimulate a new more intuitive approach to business and innovation development.

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Space to suit your needs

The Smart Innovation Hub offers a range of office space opportunities to suit your individual business needs:

• Shared co-working space
• Dedicated desk in a shared office
• 2-4 person start-up offices
• 6-16 person grow-on spaces

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Events and Facilities

Businesses and entrepreneurs will have access to a range of event spaces and meeting rooms, including:

• Lecture and seminar rooms
• Breakout areas
• Meeting rooms
• Boardrooms
• Exhibition space
• a Digital suite

At the centre of the building is a modern open plan business lounge offering a range of seating options, skype booths and a café. This space perfectly lends itself as the hub of the building – a place to take a break, a place to talk or a place to network and meet new people.

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Specialist support to help you grow

The Smart Innovation Hub is more than just a building. On offer will also be a broad and fully funded incubation programme.

Businesses and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to benefit from a dedicated incubation programme, comprising:

• A prestigious innovation leadership programme addressing distinctive organisational and leadership challenges for innovation-led, knowledge-intensive businesses across the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire area

• An innovation support programme designed to support businesses that are thinking about, or are currently in the process of, developing a new product, process or service.

How to apply for spaces

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), partnerships, sole traders and pre-start-ups are welcomed. Applicants will need to consider the Keele University Science and Innovation park criteria.

To register an interest or to be kept up to date with the latest updates please complete the expressions of interest form(below)

To find out more information please email kusip@keele.ac.uk, call 01782 734321 or fill out our online enquiry form.

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