Lancaster University is strongly focused on working with business and has helped create more than 4,000 jobs through working with more than 5,000 SMEs. Lancaster University has received the Small Business Charter Gold award – one of only three nationally – in recognition of the role it has played in kick-starting British enterprise, this demonstrates that Lancaster's work with SMEs is recognised at the highest national levels.

Lancaster University's commitment to engaging with enterprise has helped thousands of northern businesses grow and cements the University's position as an economic anchor institution for North West England.

Collaborative Research

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Lancaster University actively engages with businesses of all sizes and across many markets on collaborative research projects.

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Professional Development

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We offer a wide range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses to help professionals take their careers to the next stage.

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Business growth and innovation

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Lancaster University was one of only three UK universities to receive a Small Business Charter Gold Award and was named as one of the top ten universities in the UK for engaging with SMEs in the 2013 Sir Andrew Witty review ‘Encouraging a British Invention Revolution’.

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Graduate and Student Placements

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Our talented students and graduates are equipped with the skills to make positive impacts in businesses through a range of different placement programmes.

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Contact Us

To find out more about how your business could benefit from working with Lancaster University contact 0808 2811026