First Science and Technology Business Partnerships and Enterprise Annual Report 2011-2012 available to download now
2011-2012 saw the development of a new theme-based strategy for Business Partnerships and Enterprise in Science and Technology. The seven interdisciplinary themes are: Advanced Manufacturing, Energy, Environment, Health and Human Development, Information and Communication Technologies, Quantum Technology and Security. Each theme has dedicated professional staff to work with businesses and source the expertise they need.
The first annual report demonstrates performance over 2011-2012 across the new themes and five ways of working in partnership- collaborative research, co-location facilities for business, commercialisation of intellectual property, student projects and placements and professional training to business and industry, and introduces some of the outstanding staff and businesses who made these achievements possible.
Highlights of the report include a joint collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, an new research centre Security Lancaster, new method for screening passengers at airports, a new precision cutting technique for examining materials at nanoscale, forming a new spin-out company Lancaster Cryogenics Limited, a major newer partnership with the University of Liverpool and commercialisation company Inventya Limited on the £9.8m Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, hosting Additive Manufacturing Week for the first time, and collaborating with the ICT Knowledge Transfer Network to raise awareness of cyber security issues through our first cyber security conference.
Science and Technology at Lancaster collaborated with over 2250 small and medium enterprises since 2005. The report has been issued to demonstrate the benefits of collaborating with Science and Technology at Lancaster and to encourage more businesses and other organisations to form a partnership with us.
Tue 19 February 2013
School of Computing and Communications computer scientists are at the forefront of a UK-wide BBC initiative launched on March 12th to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology.
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Tue 31 March 2015
A Faculty team representing science, technology, engineering and maths took part in EDF Energy's 'Science Day' on Saturday 21st March at Heysham Power Station.
Wed 25 March 2015
Professor Roger Jones has replaced Professor Peter Ratoff as Head of the Physics Department. Roger gained a PhD studying neutrino interactions at CERN and Fermilab before starting his career at CERN working at the Large Electron-Positron (LEP) Collider.
Tue 24 March 2015
As part of British Science week, 170 students from 14 schools across the region came to Lancaster University on Wednesday 18th March to compete in science, technology, engineering and mathematics challenges.
Mon 23 March 2015