Centre for Research & Enterprise

We appreciate an open innovation environment is a new way of working for many and can benefit users in different ways:

Collaborative Research

If embarking on a fixed-term project with a collaborative partner, we have the ideal environment to give you joint project space that works for all parties. We can provide you with shared laboratory space for up to 6 research scientists and use of a project office. We offer a full range of support services with access to a cold room, prep labs and common meeting areas.

International R&D Soft Landing

As an international Agri-tech Research & Development company, with a Head Office outside the UK or Europe, an additional base within the Lawes Open Innovation Hub will increase your organisation's presence within the UK and provide a platform from which to engage with other Agri-tech companies and associated research bodies. You will also have the support of Rothamsted's scientific services and guidance from the Rothamsted Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation team.

Consortia building

You might want to establish your multi partner agri related consortia here in our Innovation Hub, enjoying access to office facilities for up to 4 people, facilitating closer collaboration with Rothamsted. Additional desk space is available on flexible terms within the agile working suite to accommodate visiting colleagues and partners.

Associate Service

If you would like a presence at Rothamsted but without committing to taking permanent space, you might want to take advantage of our associate service. Your link to the centre as an agri related company or organisation will be acknowledged through signage, a poster and on the RoCRE website. You will also have time restricted access to the hot desks and open meeting spaces within the hub and discounted use of the conference centre facilities.

Whatever your needs, we would welcome an early dialogue with you as to what arrangements may best work for you, so that we are able to create a tailored solution suited to your requirements,


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