The Rural Innovation Centre


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