Our facilities are designed to encourage and support open innovation.
Created to encourage collaboration and innovation across the University and beyond, the buildings incorporate work spaces for groups and individuals, bookable meeting rooms with presentation screens and event and exhibition areas.
The Academy for Innovation and Research (AIR)
AIR is a central hub for research and innovation, with individual spaces focusing around the University’s three research themes:
• Digital Economy
• Design Thinking
Launchpad is a venture studio which is creating a new generation of Cornwall-based companies operating in high-value, high-growth sectors. The programme is designed to develop and retain talent to boost the local economy and create global opportunities.
Underpinned by a one-year MSc in Entrepreneurship, Launchpad employs an innovative approach to business education, where setting up a business becomes the learning vehicle. Launchpad’s unique methodology reverses the traditional supply-side approach to business incubation and starts by working with industry partners to identify a market gap. This approach significantly reduces the high failure rate associated with conventional start-up and business incubation models.
A new, 1,200m² purpose built facility has recently been completed to accommodate Launchpad’s incubating and accelerating businesses as well as its staff. When fully occupied, it houses up to 172 people. Launchpad aims to support 64 enterprises, create 128 FTEs and incorporate 32 Cornwall based companies by January 2020. Launchpad is part-funded under Priority Axis 1 of the ERDF Operational Programme, with Cornwall Council as match-funding provider.
The Creative Bridge
The Creative Bridge provides a physical transition between Launchpad and AIR and is also symbolic of the University’s relationship to innovation.
The lower floor of the Creative Bridge is designed to provide a platform for staging small exhibitions, mini-conferences and events to highlight the University’s research and innovation projects as well as its wider activities and achievements.
Penryn & Falmouth campus facilities
Media Equipment and Facilities
Our industry-level facilities offer everything you need to practice and produce animation, film, TV, radio and print media.
Housing dark rooms, post-production suites, full professional studios and gallery, our Institute of Photography encompasses both...
The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) is a purpose-built live venue housing an assembly of flexible theatre spaces, performance,...
Art & Design Facilities
Primarily located at the Falmouth Campus in a subtropical garden, our studios and workshop facilities provide an exceptional environment...
Games Academy Facilities
Our Games Academy offers professional-standard studios, a dedicated craft room, breakout spaces, and a range of industry-standard software...
Offering extensive collections, our two libraries provide a wealth of digital resources, magazines, specialist material and journals.