Innovation Lab

A fully-equipped lab for the design, development and testing of products and systems – focused on addressing environmental and social challenges.

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Based at our Future Business Centre in Peterborough, the Innovation Lab has all the kit you need for the development, prototyping and testing of products and services. We’re particularly keen to welcome those that address global challenges such as environmental matters and sustainability, or that might benefit local communities through social innovation.

All you need

Established companies who engage in corporate innovation with dedicated teams can use the space, as it is ideal for innovation teams to work up proofs of concept and prototypes. We also welcome entrepreneurs and start-ups with their own novel or disruptive technology.

Your outsourced innovation partner

Our team can work on projects for you – undertaking feasibility & concept evaluations, working on design & prototyping, and identifying manufacturing partners and distributors. If you are a manufacturer, we can do third-party design of parts and products for your clients that are fit for both of your requirements.


From 3D printers, to mills and drills, Raspberry Pi and virtual reality, plus the latest digital media kit, cameras and much more – you’ll find everything at the Innovation Lab to help you develop and test your products.

Get the perfect angle

With our wide range of media equipment, every aspect of your production is covered. Here at the Lab we have a variety of cameras, lenses and accessories to suit your needs. Check out our equipment list and enquire about hire or access in the Lab.

More information

For all enquiries about the Innovation Lab, how to become a member or use our services, please contact our technician on

Terms and conditions of media hire

The Innovation Lab at Allia Future Business Centre Peterborough, in partnership with Anglian Water – to encourage innovation and address social and environmental challenges.

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