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Dryden Enterprise Centre

A new home for enterprise in Nottingham City Centre.

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What is the Dryden Enterprise Centre?

The Dryden Enterprise Centre (DEC) is NTU’s new space for entrepreneurs, founders, SMEs and start-ups to start, grow and scale. The centre, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), offers flexible desks, dedicated shared and private offices, fully-equipped meeting rooms and tailored event spaces.

Our mission

Whether you’re starting, growing, or not quite knowing, being part of the DEC connects you to a community of peers and a world-leading university. We believe in new ideas - we exist to ignite them.

We’re home to a collective that celebrates unique talents, passions, and backgrounds where collaboration, compassion, and authenticity are essential. We value each other and the connections we bring.

Our values


Working within the DEC and across NTU to widen networks, we collaborate to enable joint working that’s mutually beneficial.


Linking members with organisations and individuals to add value, we bring people together to contribute to the success of businesses and endeavours.


Combining members and partners for peer-to-peer development, the sharing of knowledge and experience we support, build confidence and create commercial opportunities.

DEC Flexible Space

What's included

  • Secure super-fast Wi-Fi
  • Security
  • Business rates
  • 24/7 access
  • Cleaning
  • Utilities
  • Front desk service
  • Furniture
  • Refreshments

How it works

The DEC offers different membership packages for whatever stage your business is at to make sure your new home gives you the tools you need to innovate and grow.

All memberships offer access to key benefits, from a combination of high-spec facilities to close ties to NTU knowledge and expertise.

For more information about the Dryden Enterprise Centre, visit