Funded Innovation Catalyst

To help senior decision makers develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to think innovatively in their business.

Lancaster University’s long-established Management School is a place of cutting edge knowledge, where academically-leading research is applied in the real world, positively impacting the lives of individuals, businesses and organisations, and society. We are highly regarded by the Financial Times, Forbes, The Economist and more. Our world-leading academics, talented students and valuable practitioners with experience of business at all levels offer unique insights and abilities to introduce positive change to your organisation and beyond.We are building on our considerable experience delivering innovation programmes to design and deliver a new Innovation Catalyst to help senior decision makers of Cumbria based SMEs to tackle the challenges facing their region, sector and wider economy.

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


What else is on offer?

Practical masterclasses to shape innovative business ideas

Scientific equipment for product development and testing

Bespoke digital consultancy to exploit data and technology


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.