Develop your business

We bring together extensive industry and academic expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and technology, together with tailored support enabling businesses to turn ideas into realities.

Innovation is part of our culture and our experienced business team has well established links with local, regional, national and international businesses. We share and exchange expertise and research to help support businesses to innovate and grow through the development of new-to-market products. Our dedicated Innovation Clinic team brings together extensive industry and academic expertise, technology, together with tailored support.

We provide a service for the protection and exploitation of intellectual property (IP) via licensing, joint ventures and spin-out company formation. Our team offers a range of industry expertise including advice on IP protection, including patents, and arrange licensing deals and spin-out opportunities. We work together to find ways to innovate and grow your business through knowledge and innovations with maximum impact on your business.

Product development (Innovation Clinic)

The Innovation Clinic are specialists in new product development, supporting SMEs in Lancashire.

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IP and Commercialisation

The innovation team offer a range of services relating to intellectual property, that can help businesses innovate and grow.

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Innovation Lab

The Innovation Lab work collaboratively with businesses, providing a range of creative communication solutions.

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Eco-I NW is a £14m business Research and Development (R&D) programme which will support small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) across the North West

Information about ECO-I NW