The aim of these hubs is to demonstrate to Lincolnshire businesses what digital technology is on offer to them in the hope that it can help them advance their ways of working and develop new ones in the future.
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The main technology will be based in our Workshops, on the ground floor of AAD West (or the old Architecture building) while the rest is going to be found in AAD East, where courses such as Conservation and Restoration will be making use of such things as the 3D scanners.
Mike Poole, Business Development Manager for the College of Arts, has played a big part in bringing the hub to the university and had this to say about the project:
"We're delighted that we can host this free facility and offer our own experts as resources for the local business community. The hub is aimed at architects, engineers, designers, heritage specialists and artists to name just a few. The idea is to offer the opportunity a chance to try out new equipment before making a purchase and access expert advice and support so businesses can grow. We hope to see as many people as possible take advantage of this new venture."
All of the equipment can be borrowed or used for free by eligible businesses. The only charge they'll pay is to cover insurance costs and any of our materials that they use.
If you're a business and you're interested in using the hub then you can book an appointment by calling 01522 835097 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're excited to have it here. We'll be even more excited when you come and start using it.