Lancaster is open for business

Whether a business, public sector body or community organisation, Lancaster University has the expertise, the facilities and the commitment to help shape and achieve your objectives. We aim to create win-win relationships at a local, regional, national, and global level.

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Case studies - Knowledge Exchange at Lancaster

How we work alongside local authorities, health sector, businesses, third sector, FE colleges and our communities to develop research, education and engagement projects.

Knowledge Exchange Case Studies

Leaders in business support

A recent independent evaluation of Lancaster University business support projects found they were expected to inject almost £1/2bn into the regional economy and create 900 full time jobs.

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  • Research

    No matter the size or nature of your business, talk to us about your research needs – we are here to help.

  • People

    Lancaster's success depends on the talented, creative and committed people who work hard to make this University so special and distinctive.

  • Consultancy

    Our consultancy services translate our world class research knowledge into real impact for our business partners.

  • IP Commercialisation

    Our team supports the dissemination of research outcomes via the commercialisation of ideas and new technologies. Find out about our technology available for Licensing and our Spin-out Companies

  • Grow your business

    Discover our programmes designed to help small and medium businesses innovate, develop and grow.

  • Develop your workforce

    Explore our range of development programmes or create a programme as unique as your organisation.

  • Access student talent

    Tap into our student community, and discover a fresh stream of energy, perspectives and ambition.

  • Join our community

    Become a member of our networks, be a guest speaker or nurture the leaders of tomorrow.

  • KTP

    Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a UK-wide programme which has been helping businesses for over 40 years to improve their competitiveness and productivity by connecting them to the UK’s rich academic resources.

  • News & Events

    Discover the latest news from Lancaster University, including news about our research, enterprise and teaching activities that may be of benefit to your business.

  • Impact Acceleration Account

    We are pleased to announce that the University has been awarded the sum of £965,000 to renew its EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account for the period 2022 – 2025. This fund is intended to accelerate the development of external impact from EPSRC research by funding projects in collaboration with external (Non HEI) partners.

  • Facilities

    We invest massively in the development of our research facilities to ensure that our staff, students and collaborators have the very best equipment to help them in their work.

  • Low Carbon Innovation Support

    Eco-I NW is a £14m business R&D programme now on offer to businesses across England's North West. Delivered by a consortium of universities; Lancaster, Central Lancashire, Cumbria, Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores and Manchester Met, Eco-I NW follows eight years of award-winning and successful collaborative R&D activities.

Research & Enterprise Services

Research & Enterprise Services (RES) is Lancaster’s professional services department helping generation of income through research projects and research-related commercial activities.

This includes opportunities for businesses to engage with research and consultancy projects, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, degree apprenticeships and the very best of our students.

Contact Us

If you have a clearly defined project already, you can register interest online in minutes and one of our team will contact you.

If you have an idea or challenge you want to talk through or need us to help scope the project for, or want to find out more about our other activities, please contact:

Mark Bowen
Business Gateway Manager

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