Swedish and Icelandic Visit
On Thursday 17th November, InfoLab21 welcomed a group of international delegates who were looking at establishing a presence in the UK gathering regional information and contacts. The tour was organised by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
The group included representatives from UKTI Stockholm and leading Swedish companies Hansoft, SP Devices, Kiwok, and form Iceland, IMPRA / IceTech and Marorka UKTI Reykjavik.
The group also included representatives from the University of Akureyri, Iceland. ProNova Science Park wanted to find out more about British best practice on knowledge transfer and academic business engagement, and their representatives were particularly interested in the KBC.
One company, Marorka, an engineering company specialising in energy management and energy system research were looking to expand overseas as they need specialists such as engineers, ship engineers, computer scientists, and analysts whom they cannot find in Iceland. The Canadian government is offering the company incentives and they have been on a fact finding mission to Canada already. Markorka however has identified the UK as being superior due to the well-established network of science parks, and also good and solid backing from the government.
The group thoroughly enjoyed their tour of InfoLab21 and the KBC has already had an inquiry from an Icelandic company.
Tue 20 December 2005
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
Lancaster University’s new flagship Engineering Building will provide a beacon of excellence for research and recruitment for the UK’s buoyant and significant engineering industry.
Mon 23 March 2015