Future Factory

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The Future Factory Research and Consultancy Centre brings together multidisciplinary expertise and state of the art equipment into one creative environment.

The facility is designed to support businesses and organisations in working with Nottingham Trent University on collaborative projects around smart design, manufacturing, and innovative technologies.

The centre offers expertise on the following topics:

  • robotics
  • VR Technologies
  • LED lighting
  • technologies for sustainable development
  • renewable energy and sustainability
  • built environment and energy efficient buildings
  • fabrication and 3D design
  • transport and logistics
  • instrumentation and sensors.


Creative Access digital representation and visualisation tools in the Creative and Virtual Technologies Research Lab.


Knowledge and support for development of sustainable products, systems and buildings, including product lifecycle assessment and product quality using professional software tools, and renewable energy systems and simulators.


Expertise in smart technologies and materials including developments in medical devices, intelligent systems, 3D printing, and surgical robots.

Contact us

To discuss how you can work with NTU in our Future Factory Centre contact Chris Davison, telephone +44 (0)115 848 8215.

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