MK:U Innovation Hub

Create | Collaborate | Innovate

The MK:U Innovation Hub helps to create, develop and grow new ideas. It showcases the amazing talent in Milton Keynes through a community of like-minded innovators in the heart of the city.

The Hub will break the traditional models and approaches of business support by prioritising pioneering mindsets and idea generation.

Help us to make the MK:U Innovation Hub even better!

Our membership options


Premium Monthly Membership

£80 per month

  • Access to everything you need to launch a business in MK
  • Develop prototypes in the workshop
  • Create content in our podcast and photography rooms
  • Focus in a quiet workspace
  • Hold meetings in our office pod
  • Brainstorm new ideas in our creative space

Premium Day Pass

£10 per day*

  • If you want to pop in and make use of the space
  • Access to all the equipment in the Innovation Hub
  • Technical support on using the equipment
  • Connect with other members

*exc. VAT

Standard Membership


  • Join our amazing community of businesses
  • Use the co-working space and tech spotlight on the ground floor
  • Attend our incredible events
  • Book into our modern meeting rooms and workshop spaces

Become a member

We welcome businesses from across Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas to use the Innovation Hub – register to become a member using the button below.

Collaboration space

The MK:U Innovation Hub is a central location for the Milton Keynes business community, providing the ideal space for business leaders and trailblazers to meet and collaborate.​

It showcases new and interesting innovations – in particular, those related to smart cities. Through regular events and demonstrations, innovators will discover new ways to utilise emerging technologies in their businesses.​

Creative workshop

The creative workshop provides access to the tools the next generation of pioneers needs to make their ideas a reality. ​

A unique resource for Milton Keynes – going beyond the scope of traditional collaborative work space, supporting innovators through all stages of idea development and establishment.

Centre for Antenna and Communication Technology Innovation (CACTI)

The MK:U Innovation Hub aims to be one of the UK leaders for smart-cities-focused communications research.​

The centre is equipped with all the tools to develop and test leading communications technologies. ​This facility supports businesses to make the best use of this equipment and apply it to their innovations.

MK:U Innovator Programme

Our cutting-edge Innovator Programme helps entrepreneurs boost their innovative mindset, generate and evaluate ideas, and develop them rapidly into marketable solutions.

The programme is designed to support the next generation of entrepreneurs in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas, to help them build the skills and networks they need to succeed.

Primarily delivered online and focusing on smart city technologies, this intensive course includes rapid idea development and problem-based learning while working on unique challenges presented by sponsors. The programme gives entrepreneurs an accelerated route to a market as well as access to a network of innovators.

The programme focuses on developing ideas and an entrepreneurial mindset. Therefore, applicants do not need a business idea to apply - instead, enthusiasm to launch their own business.

During the programme, participants receive support from a team of mentors and experts, who help them to develop their business plans and take their ideas to market. They also have access to a range of resources and facilities, including office space and equipment.

"It is very rare I am speechless in the provision of support for start-ups in England but I had the honour of being shown around the new MK:U Innovation Hub and I was indeed lost for words.

I truly believe this hub will help those with ideas bring them to life and ensure the UK remains at the forefront of innovation in the future."
Ruth Markman, Team Leader, Business Advisors and Gateway Service – SEMLEP

Upcoming events at MK:U

MK:U Coworking Drop-in: Sole Trader vs Limited Company

📅 Friday 26 April
⏰ 10:00 - 17:00
📍 MK:U Innovation Hub

A monthly event where freelancers, business owners and remote workers visit our coworking space to complete their to-do lists and to network with locals. At 11:30, we invite you for a talk from Claire Rulton who will explain the basic distinctions between operating as a sole trader and a limited company.

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Milton Keynes Doughnut Economics Group

📅 Regularly every Wednesday
⏰ 09:00 - 13:00
📍 MK:U Innovation Hub

We are creating an MK city portrait as a vital tool in making this vision a reality.
The doughnut model provides a safe space or sweet spot for all our economic activity, which will keep us within planetary boundaries and meet people’s needs.

Just come along!

Collaborate MK Networking Drop-In: Tim Lee

📅 Regularly every Wednesday
⏰ 09:00 - 12:00
📍 MK:U Innovation Hub

Join our weekly consultation drop-in on networking techniques. The session is led by Tim Lee, the owner of one of the biggest local networking groups. Meet him to discuss the best practice in forming collaborations, and if you need a special introduction.

Just come along!

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