Access to support and skills

‌The early years for any business are difficult and the problems they face can be numerous and varied, which is why a supportive environment can significantly increase a company's chances of survival.

Each Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) resident company is supported by one of our Business Development Managers who:

  • Act as a link between businesses and LEC academics
  • Facilitate joint research projects and ventures by identifying suitable partnerships, enabling businesses and academics to work side by side to develop new products and processes
  • Identify and support new opportunities for academic/business engagement and technology transfer

Lancaster Environment Centre also sources support from a wide range of sources depending on the needs of each resident