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Business and Industry Engagement

At UCLan we have established collaborative partnerships not only with other academic institutions, but also with business and other organisations of all size and types, in the UK and around the world. We have a strong reputation for applying our research in a real-world setting, bringing academic excellence to life and working together to develop innovative solutions and technologies that will have real impact.

Innovation is part of our culture and we have strong business links locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, sharing and applying our expertise and research. Our credentials in this area are supported by our business partnerships. For example:

  • UCLan is the only UK university working in collaboration with NASA on images of the sun.
  • Harrison Spinks and UCLan’s School of Sport Tourism and the Outdoors worked on a KTP to evaluate and test new designs in sportswear. This partnership led to the development of a next generation running shoe.
  • We are working alongside BAE systems in a three year partnership to conduct research into energy management.
  • UCLan’s Idea Investment Vouchers give businesses access to expert knowledge and specialist equipment to advance their ideas and create forward-thinking solutions. The vouchers are designed to encourage and support your organisation to engage with our academic staff on projects that build innovation capacity and capability within your company.

Our research and undergraduate and postgraduate programmes benefit from these real-world associations and partnerships.

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