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Engineering Innovation Centre

The Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) located on our Preston campus brings together world-leading research, leading business minds and inspiring teaching in a spirit of collaboration and discovery.

The EIC offers a wide-ranging portfolio of industry engagement opportunities:

  • Tailored business support programmes in; product design & innovation, digital manufacturing, low carbon technologies, Medtech development, raising equity investment
  • Technology demonstration – opportunities to see the latest technology in action
  • Access to specialist facilities – broad range of innovative equipment and technologies
  • Business-to-Business meeting & workshop space – high quality meeting rooms in a vibrant environment
  • Peer-to-Peer learning – spaces for networking
  • Upskilling your staff – full range of CPD & degree apprenticeships
  • Collaborative partnerships – student projects, PHDs, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and joint research bids

When you work with us, you have access to specialist staff, state-of-the-art engineering facilities, industry leading technologies and the expertise of our researchers inside a first-class facility.

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The EIC strengthens Lancashire’s position as a national centre of excellence for aerospace, advanced engineering and manufacturing and contributes towards maintaining the UK’s reputation as a global leader in these areas.

The Centre hosts a range of facilities include high quality business meeting spaces, innovation zones and industry project rooms alongside our specialist areas.

We secured £10.5 million worth of funding via the Lancashire Enterprise Partnerships’ Growth Deal with the Government. We have also received £5.8 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and £5 million from HEFCE’s STEM Capital Fund.

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Producing the next generation of engineers

Our engineering courses are shaped by industry demand and in collaboration with industry experts and organisations from across the region. This equips our students with practical skills to enhance their employability, helping to support the economy now and in the future.

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The UCLan Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

Research Centre in Engineering

We aim to respond directly to significant priorities in contemporary society and to elements of the UK Industrial Strategy. In doing so, we address industrial problems by combining practical experience with education so that we can develop regional skills and abilities.