Why join Arise?

It is an innovator’s natural habitat

Being part of the Arise ecosystem means you will have membership to quality serviced office space enhanced by access to a growing community of researchers, students and alumni with expertise in the Health, Performance and Wellbeing sectors.               

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Arise Innovation Hubs are part of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), THE University of the Year 2023. An innovative global university ranked in the top 20% in the world for Good Health and Wellbeing, and Reduced Inequalities in the 2023 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.

With more than 25 years’ experience, building relationships and developing collaborative partnerships, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you on your innovation journey. 


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Our location is what makes us unique

Arise Chelmsford is located on our university campus, just a 15 minute walk from the city centre and train station. Our Chelmsford campus is known for its beautiful riverside location, and is home to our School of Medicine, the first of its kind for Essex. Arise Harlow is located on the newly built Harlow Science Park, perfectly positioned for those wishing to be part of a growing science community that is well connected to research clusters in both London and Cambridge.

Join a community of like minded innovators

Making connections comes naturally to innovators. That is why as an Arise occupant you will have the opportunity to meet like-minded innovators at one of our regular networking sessions.

Access to experts, specialist knowledge and programmes

Our latest programme ABOVE, is open to SME's to help grow their fledgling businesses across Essex.

Supported by the expertise and resources of ARU, Arise Innovation Hubs are the place to be for those businesses in the Health, Performance and Wellbeing sectors. 




Access to student and Graduate talent

As an occupant of Arise, you can employ an ARU student or graduate to work in your business on an internship or formal work placement. You can attend our careers and job fairs, meet our students, gain exposure for your business and identify talented job seekers. You can even give our students the opportunity to solve real work place issues by working on ‘live project briefs’. Excellent opportunities to provide your business with new and innovative solutions or perspectives.

A research and innovation support team that listens to your needs

Our Business Support team are business-friendly folk. Good at listening and understanding a client’s brief. They can help you quickly identify a suitable academic in your desired field, support you in accessing a range of funding government opportunities and answer any questions you might have about confidentiality, intellectual property, timescales or costings or even other partner organisations to collaborate with.



Collaboration that generates new opportunities

Businesses that have already joined the Arise hubs have benefited from research collaborations with our academics and funding opportunities. These have resulted in a number developing new products and services together and new companies creation.

“Arise has provided us with a fantastic office space from which to continue the growth of our businesses and a perfect environment for our employees to work in. The meeting spaces have been a great asset and also useful for client meetings and training sessions. The office space is also very cost-effective compared to similarly equipped space in the City, this has enabled us to accelerate plans to take on additional staff than we otherwise could.”



“Since we have been at Arise Chelmsford our business has grown exponentially so I would highly recommend the centre to those looking to develop and grow their business”