Innovation Research Projects

The University of Cumbria offers early stage research and development support through Innovation Research Projects. Our student researchers and academics will provide your business with robust research, academic expertise and knowledge to help you drive innovation forward.


Fully funded internships are worked flexibly to suit your business needs. Masters and academic research projects are designed to provide your business with detailed and robust research to support new product or service development.


  • Increases capacity and capability to drive innovation and business growth
  • Resource your research and development requirements and accelerate innovation
  • Assess your technical readiness and innovation potential
  • Access specialist academic knowledge and expertise
  • Enhance your competitive edge

“The support provided was instrumental in helping us on the journey with our clients. The offer enabled us to escalate our business to a point where we started to grow. We will forever be thankful for this project.”

Carl Hodges – CEO, The ITO – Innovation Technology Office

Benefits of the Cumbria Innovations Platform

  • 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.