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Tap into our wide range of expertise, knowledge and facilities that we have to offer aimed at helping businesses, organisations, employers and individuals grow and develop.

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UCLan is committed to providing support for businesses and organisations of all sizes and from all sectors, to improve performance, impact and competitiveness on a global scale. Businesses and organisations can utilise the knowledge of UCLan’s internationally recognised research centres, the expertise of staff, students and graduates, and the outstanding facilities we have to offer.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Here at the University of Central Lancashire we have a dedicated and highly experienced Knowledge Transfer Partnerships team who will provide support throughout the whole of your KTP process.

KTP is a UK-wide, government-funded programme, aimed at assisting businesses to improve competitiveness, productivity and performance. Businesses achieve this through the use of knowledge, technology and skills available to them within universities such as UCLan.

Experts’ Directory

The University of Central Lancashire's Experts' Directory is a searchable resource for journalists. It provides contact details of our academics who are happy to assist the media with their enquiries.

Innovation at UCLan

The University of Central Lancashire is proud to present its portfolio of Intellectual Property which covers a wide range of categories, including: biomedical sciences, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, forensic sciences, nuclear sciences, materials and Nano-materials technologies, tribology technologies, pharmacy and 3D printing technologies.


The University of Central Lancashire has a growing and vibrant community of academic innovators. We produce high quality international and world-leading research across an expanded range of other disciplines ranging from the humanities, arts and social sciences.

Innovation Clinic

The Innovation Clinic is a funded project that helps Lancashire based business take new products to market through design support. We have extensive industry experience to support your business with Product and Graphic design, research and testing, and can help at any stage of the process. 

Engineering Innovation Centre

Shaping the future of engineering skills development within the North West. The Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) is a state-of-the- art facility, equipped to a high quality standard, on the Preston Campus.

By bringing together our world-leading research and the expertise of our academic staff alongside the region’s leading business minds and the very best student engineering talent, we are seizing the opportunity to forge something transformational here in Preston.

Leadership Hub

The Leadership Hub Is a highly skilled team of individuals with a passion for and expertise in: creative facilitation; developmental coaching; and the enhancement of professional practice in leadership development and research.

Criminal Justice Partnership

The UCLan Criminal Justice Partnership is a dynamic collaboration of academics from a broad range of disciplines who can respond in a timely and innovative way to the challenges faced by a diverse range of external partners.

Law Clinic

The School of Law and Social Science are very pleased to offer a free legal advice service in the community. It is operated by students under the close supervision of qualified solicitors, from both in-house and local law firms in Lancashire who support the Law School.

Centre for Mediation

The Centre for Mediation provides civil and commercial mediation services. The University of Central Lancashire is fully invested in the practice of mediation, with it's well-renowned Mediation Clinic, and offers professional training and accreditation.

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

The Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise offers a range of courses underpinned by world – leading research, innovative approaches and real – world experience. The School positions enterprise at the heart of all they do and can support your business by providing specialist insights and advice on a consultancy basis

Creative Innovation Zone

A route for businesses to access all of the disciplines offered by the University’s Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries.  Their business engagement initiatives are supporting people with a creative skillset to enter the workplace with credible and relevant experience.

Language Academy

UCLan’s Language Academy offers professional English language teaching, testing and support. Our aim is to support the International community to aspire, advance and achieve through their learning of the English Language.

Civic Drone Centre

The Civic Drone Centre works with companies, individuals and organisations that are using, or planning to use, remotely operated vehicles across a wide range of scenarios.


PROTECT is a leading provider of Higher Education courses and consultancy services in respect of crisis management, organisational resilience and emergency management capabilities in the global marketplace.


The Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL) has gained a reputation for designing and delivering world class courses, projects and volunteering opportunities in the UK and internationally.

Kit Catalogue

Kit Catalogue is a searchable database used to locate a piece of equipment or facility available at UCLan. It is possible to browse by school, category of equipment, manufacturer or search by keyword.

Venue Hire

UCLan have a wide selection of meeting, training and event spaces that are adaptable to suit the nature of your event. Our rooms range from small comfortable meeting rooms to large conference theatres.

The Centre for SME Development

The Centre is business led. It responds to the needs of the SME community to stimulate enterprise, innovation and business growth. They work together with you for a more productive and innovative SME Sector in Lancashire. It offers a gateway to UCLan’s internationally recognised research centres, the expertise of staff, students and graduates, and the outstanding facilities UCLan has to offer.

Physiotherapy Clinic

The UCLan Physiotherapy Clinic is staffed by Senior Chartered and HCPC registered Physiotherapists with many years of experience, who are dedicated to providing you as an individual with a positive experience of healthcare.

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