The Knowledge Exchange

 A professional city centre space for collaboration, co-creation and innovation. Your open door to access our university knowledge, expertise and talent

The Knowledge Exchange entrance

Business innovation in the heart of Leeds

At Leeds Beckett University, we are committed to making the interaction with the university simple. The Knowledge Exchange – located in the heart of Leeds Business School in our iconic Rose Bowl building in Leeds city centre - is here to welcome you into the university and all that we have to offer. Let us connect you to our talent and expertise - and open up the doors to our business support and thriving community.

Located in The Rose Bowl, Portland Crescent, our core business hours are Monday – Friday, 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Chat bubbles


    Connect with the Knowledge Exchange team, we're here to find out about you and support your business goals.
  • Learn

    Join us for expert guest lectures, innovation showcases and events.
  • Meet

    Meet with clients, colleagues and our business support team to work on accelerating your ideas.
  • Three people


    Join a community of business-minded people and co-work with new connections.


Knowledge Exchange is a two way process where people and organisations exchange information, research, insight and expertise to enhance knowledge and how it is applied to create economic impact and benefit to society.

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At Leeds Beckett, we are very proud of our genuine engagement and partnerships with our regional business community. We are committed to ensuring that our research, innovation and knowledge has a far reaching and deep impact to make a positive difference to the people, organisations, and diverse communities of our region.

We are proud members of the Leeds Anchor’s Network – and The Knowledge Exchange is a gateway into our Anchor Institution. We aim to create a business community and support sustainable strategic growth in our region.

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Natalie Allen Head of Business Partnerships

Meeting rooms

Meet our business support team, academics and students, book a private meeting space, or use one of our open workspaces. All rooms and workspaces are currently free of charge.

  1. The Pod

    Located in the heart of The Knowledge Exchange, this glass rectangular boardroom ‘pod’ accommodates up to 10 people.  Embedded AV includes 65” display, Logitech Rally conferencing system, room PC with wireless keyboard and mouse, and Logitech Swytch Bring your own device (BYOD) connection. (Coming soon - touch panel control.)

    Email us to book a room
  2. Innovation Design Space

    With sofa style seating, the Innovation Design Space accommodates up to eight people. The space includes an embedded 65” touch screen display with stylus pen and inbuilt white boarding app, HDMI and USB wall connection for laptops - USB connection enables touch screen control of your laptop. (Coming soon - wall touch panel control of display.)

    Email us to book a room
  3. Private meeting spaces

    Two private boardroom-style meeting spaces are available for up to six people each. The spaces include an embedded 65” display, Logitech MeetUp All-in-one conferencecam, and Logitech Swytch Bring your own device (BYOD) connection. (Coming soon - touch panel control.)

    Email us to book a room
  4. Informal meeting room

    An informal but private, four-person, meeting space with relaxed seating.

    Email us to book a room
  5. Workspaces which are free to use without booking include:

    • A work café-style space with three tables of three chairs, and a larger table with six chairs
    • A collaborative working table for up to eight people
    • Two smaller pods: for two and four people – the four-person pod includes a 43” display screen, Logitech MeetUp All-in-one conferencecam, Logitech Swytch Bring your own device (BYOD) connection and (coming soon) touch panel control
    • Sofa space for more casual working, complete with laptop tables and integrated power
  6. Meet over a brew

    There is a hot and cold water point available within The Knowledge Exchange – and the R.B. Espresso café and Beckett Kitchen dining hall located in the Rose Bowl, just outside of The Knowledge Exchange.

The knowledge exchange, the pod with large desk and screen showing LBU screensaver
The knowledge exchange innovation design space, semi circular yellow and grey chair
The knowledge exchange meeting room with large table and screen
The knowledge exchange informal meeting room, table with chairs
The knowledge exchange workspaces showing large meeting space with multiple stools around a large screen
The knowledge exchange comfy chairs, yellow and green