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Innovation Lab relaunches at Allia Future Business Centre Peterborough

The Innovation Lab will be relaunching at Allia Future Business Centre in Peterborough for developing and testing innovative products that address environmental and social challenges.
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The Innovation Lab is launching again at the Allia Future Business Centre (photo: Innovation Lab)

The lab is available for innovation teams, start-ups and entrepreneurs to use for the creation and testing of products and solutions that tackle local and global challenges around the environment, sustainability and social issues.

Anglian Water is partnering with Allia on the Innovation Lab, which will support initiatives and projects that aim to build skills and create employment opportunities.

The lab launched in 2017 and helped over 60 entrepreneurs before it closed 18 months ago after funding had to come to an end. 

A full-time lab technician is available to provide hands-on advice and support for members in utilising the lab facilities to ensure they gain maximum value from using the space. Membership is encouraged for established companies who engage in corporate innovation with dedicated teams, as it is ideal for innovation teams to work up proofs of concept and prototypes.

Entrepreneurs who have launched their own start ups are welcomed at the business centre, which is currently fully Covid-19-safe.

David Broach, Director of Allia Future Business Centres, said: "We are delighted to relaunch the Innovation Lab at the Allia Future Business Centre in collaboration with Anglian Water.

"The Lab aims to be the go-to place in Peterborough and the wider region for entrepreneurs, small businesses and larger organisations to innovate, collaborate and develop solutions to address the local, regional and global challenges of today. The Lab and the centre are Covid-safe, and we look forward to welcoming members soon."

Jason Tucker, Director of strategic delivery & commercial assurance at Anglian Water, said: "We are delighted to be working in partnership with Allia to provide the Innovation Lab to companies; a collaborative workspace aimed at enhancing and developing innovative ideas.

"The partnership aims to provide a space to stimulate creative approaches to solving business challenges, as well as support to carry solutions through to their practical build. The work environment over the last six months has changed immeasurably and it is important that people have the space both in person and virtually to be able to develop ideas; the Innovation Lab provides a safe and controlled environment to allow this to happen."

All membership enquiries should go to or call 01733 666690.