Construction is well under way on the latest innovation centre being built at Keele’s Science and Innovation Park. Adding further trailblazing facilities to the University’s campus, IC7 will be the home of Keele’s new Digital Society Institute. It will focus on data and digital technology and help companies in the business, health, and cultural sectors to innovate and expand in a competitive and dynamic business environment. Bringing together academics, researchers and industry under one-roof to work together and exchange ideas, the building is due to open by the end of the year, with 13,000 sq ft of space available to let for businesses of all sizes.

  • Started: July 2021
  • Due for completion: December 2022
  • Project value: £10 million


Innovation Centre 7 and its associated programmes are 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.

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