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Departments in the Hub

The Hub houses several key areas:

Digital Creativity Labs

Digital Creativity Labs is an interdisciplinary laboratory, think tank and world centre of excellence for impact-driven research in games, interactive media and the rich space where they converge.

Building on a major (£18 million) investment by three UK research councils, three universities, and over 80 collaborative partner organisations from industry, government and the third sector, we bring together over 30 world-class researchers across creative and scientific disciplines and take a multidisciplinary approach to tackling research challenges with a focus on real-world impact. We provide our partners with new perspectives, leading to highly innovative ideas, technologies and solutions.

We operate in a landscape of world-leading research hubs and funding initiatives, including the £12 million EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence (IGGI).

White Rose Enterprise Systems

Enterprise systems are large-scale, highly complex, business-critical software systems that extend across and between organisations, on a national and often global scale. The Hub houses researchers studying the unique technical and socio-technical challenges involved in these ever more prevalent kinds of systems.

They are supported by state-of-the-art facilities, including an advanced video conferencing 'Access Grid room'. This enables the distributed collaborations needed to tackle such global scale projects as developing an integrated railway signaling model for the whole European rail network.

Corporate Training Unit

Continuing Professional Development

The University of York provides a wide range of professional development and business focused training courses.

Based on the most current research and best practice, courses are aimed at regional, national and international professionals from public and private sector organisations across a wide range of sectors including: leadership and management; public sector training; English language training; science and technology; engineering and construction; communications and design; health and IT.

The Corporate Training Unit's specialist facilities in the Hub enable greater interaction and partnerships between business and academia. External businesses and the wider community can benefit from the Corporate Training Unit's high quality training suites located within the Hub. The CTU are able to hold larger events, seminars and workshops thanks to the enhanced lecture and seminar facilities offered.

Student Enterprise Centre

Based in the Springboard business incubator space of the Ron Cooke Hub, the Student Enterprise Space provides more than just a place to work on your business. The free hot-desking facilities enables students to meet fellow entrepreneurs, share ideas and gain contacts. Not only that, it provides a professional space to base your business and impress your clients.

Having a space to work from could make those early days of setting up a business that bit easier. For information on how to secure a space, email Jessica Noon.