Welcome to the Flood Innovation Centre, a place focused on flood-related research to help businesses develop innovative services, processes and products in flood resilience.


Discover more about why the Humber region has been recognised as a key location for flood research and how we’re going to help our communities become more flood resilient.

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Find out how our world-leading research and academic expertise is transforming the region’s relationship with water.

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Partnering with the Nature Friendly Farming Network on an interactive, online workshop programme on Natural Flood Management for farmers and landowners.

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We’re here to help businesses develop innovative services, processes and products in flood resilience.

Whether it’s an existing product or a completely new approach to flood resilience, our aim is to support businesses by offering a range of tailor-made Innovation Support Packages worth up to £20,000. A centre that brings together industry contacts, exceptional academic research and cutting-edge equipment to enable businesses with big ideas to transform their goals into a reality and to help our communities become better prepared for rising flood risks.

Located in the Humber, the UK’s most flood-prone region after London, the Flood Innovation Centre is a place that helps businesses to innovate in the emerging flood resilience market.

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How does it work?

We offer fully funded Innovation Support Packages including specialist and technical guidance. Whether you need access to facilities and testing equipment, or you require expert advice from flooding expertise at the University of Hull, we can help progress your ideas in flood resilience.

Fill in our application form and one of our team will be in touch to see how we can best help your business.

How can I benefit?

We can support your business to expand into new markets, increase sales opportunities, diversify your product range or improve efficiencies. If you have an ambitious flood resilience idea that needs support, our bespoke Innovation Support Packages can help you to develop or bring new ideas to life.

Our packages are designed to help businesses get the support they need and transform flood resilience ideas into reality.


If you’re a business based in the Humber region, or one of the ERDF designated ‘Transition Areas’, with the ambition to develop a new or current flood-related product, service or process – The Flood Innovation Centre is here to help.

Apply now and one of our advisors will be in touch.


Fully funded access to expert consultancy and advice in flood resilience

Our Innovation Support Packages are designed to each individual project specification and backed by specialist flood-related knowledge from the University of Hull.

Depending on the level of support you require, we’ll provide a tailor-made package to help move your flood resilience idea forward. We’ll ensure you have the opportunity to speak to our Technology Research Managers and, if needed, access to cutting-edge testing equipment and facilities.

Support will range from 12 hours to 10 days of business support and could include in-depth sector-based workshops, design and testing services, VR modelling, prototyping and much more.

Contact the team today to start shaping your flood innovationRegister Now

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