Our impact

Through world-leading research and academic expertise, the University of Hull aims to build a fairer, brighter future for all. Our research and innovative approach are creating real impact across our communities, better preparing the region for rising flood risks and setting an example for the UK and the rest of the world.

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We work with SMEs and community-sector organisations, in the Humber Region and beyond, to help them innovate services and products, as well as improve their own flood resilience. Our Technology Research Managers work directly with businesses to develop tailor-made Innovation Support Packages. We also offer various Community Support and Business Support services to help these organisations become more resilient.

Find out more about how we’ve helped organisations develop new products, move into new markets and improve their flood resilience. Explore a selection of the specific projects we’ve developed through the Case Studies section of our website.

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The Flood Innovation Centre 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.

But our work doesn’t stop there.

Through education and knowledge exchange, we’re building a better-informed workforce, innovating new ideas, strengthening the economy and safeguarding our region’s future.

In collaboration with global research teams and the University of Hull, we’re undertaking cutting-edge research of international significance, helping us gain an improved understanding of floods, flood processes and society’s response to floods.


As an innovation centre, we have a dedicated researcher, Dr Kate Smith, who will support your individual project if required. Backed by the Environment and Energy Institute, led by Professor Dan Parsons, you’ll have access to an exceptional team of academics who are leading efforts to tackle global environmental resilience and energy sustainability.


Let us help you get your flood innovation idea moving. To see if you’re eligible for our fully funded support with access to our state-of-the-art facilities, simply fill in our quick and easy enquiry form and one of our team will be in touch.