Innovation and Enterprise

EIC building


A major Engineering Innovation facility for business

The Engineering Innovation Centre is an extension of the University’s engineering related facilities and offers a wide-range of industry engagement opportunities and tailored business support programmes.

Specialist Facilities

Peer-to-Peer learning – spaces for networking with academia and other companies
Technology demonstration – opportunities to see the latest technology in action
Business-to-Business meeting space – high quality meeting rooms in a vibrant environment
Concentration of specialist facilities – broad range of innovative equipment and technologies
Commercial use of facilities – specialist equipment and lab space for prototype, test and manufacture

Tailored Business Support Programmes

A range of programmes including:-

Innovation Clinic: Supporting Lancashire business to innovate and grow through the development of new to firm and new to market products.
DigitME: Supporting Lancashire manufacturing businesses introduce new digital technologies into their processes, such as robotics, data analytics and additive manufacturing.
Investment readiness: An investor led programme that offers guidance to businesses seeking investment.
UNITEplus: providing graduates and placements to assist on specific projects.
Making Carbon Work:  working with Lancashire SMEs reduce their carbon footprint and energy costs.
Upskilling Lancashire: supporting employers to increase the skills and capabilities of their workforce.