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UCLan is currently ranked 7th for the number of interactions with SMEs since 2008 (HE-BCI Survey 2008-2012).

The Engineering Innovation Centre will boost levels of innovation through increased knowledge exchange activity with business. 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. Local companies will be able to access industry aligned innovation workspaces and state of the art equipment and testing facilities, also providing increased opportunities for students to work on ”live, real world projects”.

We currently work with a broad range of companies on innovative and exciting programmes and projects.

“The UCLan Engineering Innovation Centre is an ambitious and exciting project that will enable us to provide a long-term economic asset for the area by supporting the industries that are the foundations of Lancashire’s economy.”

For more information, or to find out how you could be involved please do get in touch.


Research is at the heart of UCLan’s mission to work in partnership with businesses, the wider community and other educators. We actively promote research innovation, creativity and a research culture based on quality and excellence. Engineering research expertise at UCLan is spread across a distinct set of specialist subjects, ranging from nuclear to tribology. Our research collaborations touch every continent, and projects have attracted funding from several research councils, the EU and a range of charities and businesses.

UCLan has a growing community of researchers who are respected by their academic peers, tackling real-world issues and challenges.