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Lancaster University’s Environment Centre (LEC) is a vibrant community of over 450 university and government scientists, businesses, trainers, students, Enterprise and Business Partnerships staff, who together have created a unique culture of innovation.

Co-location on campus enables staff and their businesses to embed themselves within the heart of the LEC community. Company staff, academics and research groups are able to interact on a day-to-day basis, co-design new opportunities and have direct access to the Enterprise and Business Partnerships team who work to fund collaborative activities.

One benefit of becoming a LEC resident, particularly for companies new to the country, is that businesses can join and network with our established local, regional, national and international business communities and tap into a broad range of expertise, support, training and resources on site.

We welcome international companies and work closely with the United Kingdom Trade & Investment (UKTI), the government organisation that helps businesses locate in the UK and grow internationally.

We also have strong links with China via the Lancaster China Catalyst Programme

International  Research Community

LEC is one of Europe’s top environmental research centres. Our team of business enterprise and partnerships experts can facilitate joint research projects and ventures by identifying suitable partnerships, enabling your business to take advantage of cutting edge environmental research and tapping into LEC’s international research community to develop new products and processes.

LEC’s research themes

If you would like to find out more please contact a member of the Enterprise and Business Partnerships team