No matter the size or nature of your business, talk to us about your research needs – we are here to help.
LU 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.
Creating win-win relationships at the local, regional, national and global levels is our goal.
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Over 11,000 successful partnerships.
To view an independent evaluation of the impact of our work with SME Businesses please click: Lancaster ESIF report
Lancaster University works with a number of public sector organisations including the NHS, the Environment Agency, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships, police authorities and GCHQ.
Lancaster University works with a range of community not-for-profit organisations to equip them with the skills or knowledge required to make a positive impact of society and people’s lives.
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.Ekosgen report
Lancaster's success depends on the talented, creative and committed people who work hard to make this University so special and distinctive.
Our consultancy services translate our world class research knowledge into real impact for our business partners.
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
The Lancashire Technology Accelerator is a flagship accelerator programme in Lancashire for innovative technology companies.
Discover our programmes designed to help small and medium businesses innovate, develop and grow.
Explore our range of development programmes or create a programme as unique as your organisation.
Tap into our student community, and discover a fresh stream of energy, perspectives and ambition.
Become a member of our networks, be a guest speaker or nurture the leaders of tomorrow.
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.
Discover Fully-funded support helping Lancashire SMEs innovate products and services for the health sector.
Discover the latest news from Lancaster University, including news about our research, enterprise and teaching activities that may be of benefit to your business.
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.
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.
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.
Lancaster success for knowledge exchange
The first ever new Knowledge Exchange Framework, which measures how well universities perform in areas from business support to local regeneration, has placed Lancaster in the top twenty or thirty percent in five out of seven assessment areas, when compared to 135 English Higher Education Institutions.
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:
Business Gateway Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1524 510877