Bring your ideas to life...

We believe everyone has the capacity to make a positive difference in the world around them.

The Lancaster University Enterprise Team are here to support students, alumni and staff to develop their 21st century skills and transform their ideas into reality. Excitingly, we are now operating from our brand new front-facing 'Work in Progress' space, located on Alexandra Square, between Barclays Bank and the entrance to the South Spine - come in and say hello!

What's on offer?

- Creative Thinking Workshops
- Business Model Development
- Insights into Industry
- Creative Enterprise Support
- Opportunities to pitch for funding
- Help to register your business
- Expert advice drop-ins
- Co-working facilities

Find out more by coming to speak to a member of our team in the Work in Progress Space. You can also find and book on to all of our events through TargetConnect - just filter the events category by 'Lancaster University Enterprise Centre'

How do I get started?

During Welcome Week and the first week of term, we will be holding drop-in sessions 10am - 4pm in our Work in Progress space on Alex Square (between Barclays and the entrance to the South Spine). Whether you are just looking to get involved in some creative activities outside your studies, have an idea you would like to make happen or even an existing business that you would like to scale-up, please come along for a chat.

If it's inspiration you need...

Many enterprising Lancaster students and graduates have done exciting things with their ideas, during their time at University and in life after.

If you want to make the most out of your student experience and are looking for inspiration to get started, check out our 'Inspire Me' tag on the News pages, and take a look at the Startup Stories gallery for tales of triumph, failure and lessons learned.

Read our blog

We publish opportunities, stories, news items, reflective journals and much more from Lancaster students and entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world. Here are the latest posts:
Ikigai Factory Awarded Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Awards

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Meet some happy customers

We are lucky enough to work with students, alumni and staff on ideas of all shapes and sizes. Here's what a few of them think.
Always an absolute pleasure working with your team, from workshops and events to funding and advice, I was firmly supported by a strong team of individuals every step of the way. My business would never have emerged without your guidance and support.

Anthony Humphreys

iLancaster Developer, ISS

I feel very lucky to have access to a very experienced team based in Lancaster. The Enterprise Team always help me to move in the right direction, avoiding mistakes that might lead to unnecessary costs or failure.

Kate Pykhanova

BSc Hons Marketing, Class of 2016

Good ideas are an essential part of research originality. The creative thinking session taught me how to generate them & to move away from ones that won't work out. This has been invaluable in constructing concepts & arguments as part of my thesis, and enables me to be more confident in my work.

Joshua Hughes

PhD Law

If you’ve ever participated in activities led by the Lancaster University Enterprise Team, we’d love to know what you think.

Meet the team

Meet the people who will work with you to make your ideas happen at Lancaster
Jon Powell

Jon Powell

Head of Enterprise and Innovation Services

Simon Harrison

Simon Harrison

Enterprise Programme Manager

Amanda Brooks

Amanda Brooks

Enterprise Education Development Manager

Charlotte Stuart

Charlotte Stuart

Enterprise Education Development Manager

Rachel Cox

Rachel Cox

Enterprise Education Development Manager

Niki Swaffield

Niki Swaffield

U Start Project Manager

Chris Lowerson

Chris Lowerson

U Start Project Coordinator

Gerasimos Balis

Gerasimos Balis

Design Facilitator

Francesca Bennett

Francesca Bennett

U Start Project Administrator

Miranda Cooper

Miranda Cooper

Enterprise Assistant