UCLan’s Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) is an advanced, state-of-the-art teaching and research facility which engages directly with industry and provides students with real-world experience on live projects. By doing so, the EIC acts as one of the driving forces behind the industrial strategy both on a regional and national scale, addressing the need for innovation and producing the next generation of world-class engineers.
With cutting-edge research labs, courses shaped by industry demand and continuous collaboration with industry experts and organisations, the facility will improve productivity across the region and equip students with the practical skills they need to enhance their employability, helping to support the economy now and in the future.
A signature project within Lancashire’s Strategic Economic Plan, the £35m EIC is the largest single investment in Lancashire’s educational infrastructure to date, establishing UCLan as one of the UK’s leading universities for engineering innovation.
The facility cements 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 EIC secured £10.5 million worth of funding via the Lancashire Enterprise Partnerships’ Growth Deal with the Government. The new facility has also received £5.8 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and £5 million from HEFCE’s STEM Capital Fund.