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Business and Industry

The Engineering Department has strong links with industry and through its knowledge exchange team, the Engineering Engagement Team, we are keen to understand how your needs may be met by our resources.


Working with you

We work with businesses in five core ways- collaborative research, student engagement, facilities for research and development, professional training, and commercialisation of intellectual property. Collaborations range from short, small-scale interventions of support addressing a particular issue to longer, product-development focused activity. The nature of the work will depend on your needs and could include Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), CASE studentships, internships, direct academic engagement or the recently developed MSc (by Research).

We also work with other business partnerships teams across the university and can bring in experts from:

  • Chemistry
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Health and Human Development
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Quantum Technology
  • Security
  • Management


We have been engaged in numerous consultancy projects over the years and are happy to discuss your requirements should you wish to benefit from the expertise and technology capability within the Unit.

We are able to offer the following broad consultancy services:

  • Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations
  • Virtual Prototyping of designs and concepts
  • Advice and recommendations for product development
  • Feasibility studies and state-of-the-art reports
  • Design for manufacture recommendations
  • Plans for plant layout and design

Should you wish to discuss any of these, please contact Dr Allan Rennie.

Contact us

By post

Engineering Engagement Team
Engineering Department
Lancaster University

By phone

General office
+44 (0)1524 594298

By email

Chris Lambert, Programme Manager