Welcome to Research & Enterprise Services

Research & Enterprise Services (RES) is the central body in Lancaster University for Knowledge Exchange and interactions with business.

Please follow this link for full details of our services for business, industry and the third sector. Over 5,000 companies have worked with the University since 2005 and we have been partners in over £8M of research projects directly with industry in the same period. It is estimated that our value to the local economy is greater than £300 million per year. We provide over 3,500 students per year into the workforce globally.

For staff - details of internal RES services may be found here on the RES intranet (authentication required).


Knowledge Exchange at Lancaster University

Our knowledge exchange strategy has the objectives of generating appropriate and high-impact research, making its benefits widely available and giving our students the skills and knowledge to make substantial contributions to the global workforce.

Our aim is that 20% of our research should be undertaken in collaboration with partners outside the university sector. We do this through collaborative research, consultancy, commercialisation of intellectual property, student placements, innovation vouchers and enterprise-awareness training for staff and students.

At Lancaster University we aim to apply our ideas, knowledge, technologies, skills and services for the benefit of society, partners and stakeholders. We do so by pursuing research at the highest international level, and by creating a stimulating and innovative learning environment for all students and staff. We are rated as the leading university for research excellence in North West England. Knowledge exchange activities are embedded across the University, and on campus we have major new centres dedicated to working with businesses of all sizes.