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Focused on flood-related research, we’re helping businesses across a wide range of sectors innovate services, processes and products in flood resilience.

No matter what stage your idea is at, we can support your company with a range of tailor-made Innovation Support Packages worth up to £20,000.

Located in the Humber region, 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.

Whether you’re exploring a new product or approach, you want to access facilities, or you need expert advice, we can connect you with the right people to drive your project forward.

If you’re an SME in the Humber region driving flood innovation you could be eligible.

Primarily, we’ll be working with (but not restricted to) the following sectors:

  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Utilities
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Energy & Renewables
  • ICT
  • Financial Services
  • Business Support
  • Public Sector

Our packages work around your business goals and you’ll work with a dedicated Technology Research Manager to ensure these are achieved.

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 advice from flooding experts 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 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.


Our Innovation Support Packages are specially 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. Determined by the scale of your project, you’ll have a dedicated Technology Research Manager and access to cutting-edge testing equipment and facilities.

We have a varying range of products and services and by working in collaboration with our Technology Research Managers, we can help assess your individual requirements.

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

Innovation Process​​


The first step of your journey will be a conversation with a member of our team, who will talk through your idea. ​


Working together we’ll develop your project specification and put together a tailor-made Innovation Support Package based on your requirements.


We are developing a series of specialist sector and technology-based workshops to help and encourage SMEs to explore opportunities in flood resilience innovation.


Your dedicated Technology Research Manager will work with you throughout your project, with the support of University academics and specialist equipment, at no cost to your company.


The Flood Innovation Centre team will create a final project report providing an overview of the project and recommendations for the next steps of your innovation.


Although our time working together has come to an end, we will continue to work with you or support you in any way we can. This could be a referral to one of our partner organisations that offer funding or further support opportunities within the University of Hull.

Contact the team today to start shaping your flood innovationRegister now

Source: Rainbow International