Collaboration Space

Our vision is to create a thriving innovation campus, a community of businesses, public and third sector organisations collaborating with world-class, inter-disciplinary academics and international student talent. Together we will co-design and co-create new technologies, products, processes and services which drive economic prosperity and have positive societal and environmental impact.

Our campus-based community offers a unique space for start-ups and medium sized enterprises to engage, innovate and share. Each location offers the resources to house businesses from sectors such as manufacturing, chemical, digital, environmental sciences and health. Lancaster University offers adaptable office space, fully furnished labs and flexible co-working areas, including dedicated meeting rooms with countless possibilities. Joining our community also offers your business the chance to engage with all University departments, giving organisations support and guidance from academics, experienced business development managers as well as access to student recruitment from the University’s talent pool.

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If you want to find out more about our facilities please contact our Business Co-location Administrator Synne Darwell

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Our Collaboration Spaces

  • cTAP

    cTAP houses chemical and manufacturing businesses ranging from small to medium and large sized-enterprises, to work along side researchers from the Department of Chemistry and access a unique suite of cutting-edge instrumentation and facilities. In addition to the specialist facilities & equipment manned by experienced technicians; enterprises can also access wet lab space, workspaces, meeting rooms and a dedicated team of researchers funded to work with industry.

  • Lancaster Environment Centre

    The Lancaster Environment Centre(LEC) is where environmental businesses can thrive working alongside world class environmental researchers, high achieving students, government scientists and fellow enterprises to address today’s biggest environmental and societal challenges.

Other Services

Whether you want to develop a new product, compete in a new market, enhance your organisation's performance, tap into our diverse skill-set, or work alongside us in world-leading facilities, we have the expertise and resources you need.

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