What's on offer?

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

What is the Cumbria Innovations Platform?

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
  • Engineering
  • Management Science
  • Biology, biomedicine and forensics
  • Chemistry and Physical Sciences
  • Conservation
  • Environmental Science
  • Health and Sport
  • Law and Criminology

This is a fully-funded programme available to European Regional Development Fund eligible companies.

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

Find out whether your business is eligible for support

Contact us

If you have an idea for a project, please use our contact form

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

James Livsey on:

+44 (0)1524 510332 to find out more about digital product design

Peter Cornwall on:

+44 (0)1524 510 728 to find out more about our innovation development programme

Sarah Allison on:

+44 (0)1228 888 740 to find out more about our innovation workshops

Chris Lambert on:

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

We look forward to talking to you.


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