The £5.7m Cumbria Innovations Platform is a new initiative that will help your business to access technical and management expertise from Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria to accelerate innovation in new products and services.

The Cumbria Innovations Platform is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.


What’s on offer?

We can support your innovation through four fully-funded opportunities:

What is the Cumbria Innovations Platform?

The Cumbria Innovations Platform aims to help boost economic growth in Cumbria by providing micro, small and medium enterprises with a competitive edge. This platform is unique and diverse in its offerings as it combines the capabilities of various departments from the universities of Lancaster and Cumbria to provide bespoke business support. 

Engineering, Management, Chemistry, Physics, Computing and more pull their capabilities together to enable multifaceted, tailored business support in four different formats. It will allow you to explore new ideas by providing practical and academic guidance.

The programme has been designed for inventive and innovative Cumbrian businesses, who wish to accelerate their growth, to utilise the following resources based within Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria.

  • Computing and Digital
  • Engineering
  • Management Science
  • Biology, biomedicine and forensics
  • Chemistry 
  • Physics
  • Conservation
  • Environmental Science
  • Health and Sport
  • Law and Criminology


Benefits of the Cumbria Innovations Platform

  • Access a unique combination of expertise and skills
  • Reduce the risk of research and development
  • Speed up innovation
  • Support the development and commercialisation of new products
  • Accelerate growth in innovative Cumbrian businesses

Contact us

If you have any question or want to speak to one of our team, please email or call:

James Livsey+44 (0)1524 510332 to find out more about digital product development

Jane Hunter +44 (0)1524 593 632 to find out more about the Innovation Catalyst

Sarah Allison+44 (0)1228 888 733 or to find out more about our Innovation masterclasses & events, innovation coaching and student research placements

Chris Lambert+44 7814 076610 to find out more about the scientific facilities on offer

We look forward to talking to you.

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