The Rural Innovation Centre

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The new RAU Rural Innovation Centre (RIC), located at Harnhill, set within 491 hectares of beautiful countryside, provides an important research translation facility. It enables the sharing of cutting-edge knowledge between those involved in agricultural production and those undertaking applied research.

The Centre officially opened in March 2014, following a £1.2million investment by the University and the Frank Parkinson Trust.

The centre encompasses teaching, training, event & conference room hire, a laboratory, research workshop, a machinery workshop, a demonstration hall and has extensive external training capacity. It can also cater for schools and colleges as well as local community functions, and team building events with a wealth of rural crafts.

Whether you are planning a conference for up to 80 people or simply organising a small team building day away from the office, we can provide the facilities to suit your needs.

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Please contact us for further information regarding prices and catering options