Partnerships and Business Engagement

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Whether you want to develop a new product, compete in a new market, or access world-leading facilities, Lancaster University has the expertise and resources you need. As over 3,000 businesses have already discovered, partnering with us is a cost-effective, time-efficient way of tapping into a diverse skill-set and achieving success.

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£11.4m New Business Programmes

Register interest now in our new fully funded business programmes:

  • The £4.9m Next Gen Chem programme will enable Lancashire chemical-using SMEs to innovate using 'next generation' chemistry.
  • The £4.4m Greater Innovation for Smarter Materials Optimisation (GISMO) programme offers Cheshire and Warrington SMEs access to research and development expertise and specialist technology to solve industry-driven challenges through innovations in 'smart' materials.
  • The £2.1m Lancashire Cyber Foundry programme offers the opportunity for SMEs to increase their awareness of cyber security technologies and explore the development of new digital products and services using technology to innovate.

All three programmes are fully funded for eligible SMEs, as they are part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Lancaster University.


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Benefits of Working With Us

  • Work with our award-winning Partnerships and Business Engagement Team to realise your ambitions for growth
  • Access 12,000 students, 3,000 staff and 130,000 alumni in 183 countries
  • Gain a trusted partner with a track record of successful multidisciplinary global industry collaboration
  • Access solution driven research for business growth
  • Gain resources and time to develop innovative new products, processes and services for the global marketplace
  • Access extensive, fully-equipped research and development workshops and laboratories worth over £45m
  • Break barriers to innovation and explore global opportunities

Talk to us Now

If you have a clearly defined project already, you can register your interest here 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 funded activities, contact:

Sarah Mills
Operations Manager 

+44 (0)7811832770

Research Expertise

Our research is rated world leading according to the Research Excellence Framework, which assesses the quality and impact of research by UK universities. Our Partnerships and Business Engagement Team focuses on three areas of expertise to help organisations tap into our diverse skills set.

Mathematics and Statistics

The faculty also hosts one of the most industrially-engaged mathematics and statistics departments in the UK. The department has strong collaborative links with the medical research industry in the design of novel trials through the Medical and Pharmaceutical Statistics research unit and leads the delivery of the STORi Centre for Doctoral Training with approximately 30 industry co-sponsored PhD students. The department is also host to multiple industrially co-supported research projects and is always keen to develop further collaborative links.

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“Our relationship with Lancaster University has been nothing short of transformational. It has given us the opportunity to have a virtually unlimited extension of our research and development resource.”
Mike Cain, Demopad

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