Engineering Innovation Centre

EIC

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.

DISCOVER THE EIC

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Learning & Teaching

The EIC aims to close the regional engineering skills gap by inspiring a generation and producing hundreds of locally trained graduates per year in areas such as aerospace, mechanical and energy technologies

The EIC aims to close the regional engineering skills gap by inspiring a generation and producing hundreds of locally trained graduates per year in areas such as aerospace, mechanical and energy technologies

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Research

Our engineering research collaborations touch every continent, and projects have attracted funding from research councils, charities, businesses and the EU

Our engineering research collaborations touch every continent, and projects have attracted funding from research councils, charities, businesses and the EU

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Innovation & Enterprise

The EIC will support growth in industry relationships, both with SMEs and larger organisations operating throughout the region, to become the local engineering innovation hub for Lancashire

The EIC will support growth in industry relationships, both with SMEs and larger organisations operating throughout the region, to become the local engineering innovation hub for Lancashire

RECENT NEWS

EIC completion

Construction of the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) has now completed

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EIC award

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) recently completed Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) has scooped its first industry award

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EIC skills

Located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK, the EIC will provide an integrated space for teaching

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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.

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