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PhD Projects

Cumbrian small and medium enterprises can tap into research expertise, facilities and funding to bring their ideas to fruition through funded three-year industry-led research and development initiatives with support worth up to £100,000.

We can manage larger scale three-year research projects in areas such as

  • Data science
  • Cyber security
  • Digital health
  • Communication systems
  • Interactive or pervasive systems.


where a suitably qualified graduate researcher will work on your project as part of a PhD, fully sported by academic advisers. The value of the support on offer is up to £100,000.

Current PhD Projects

Benefits of the Cumbria Innovations Platform
  • Reduce the risk of research and development
  • Speed up innovation
  • Support the development and commercialisation of new products
  • Accelerate growth in innovative Cumbrian businesses


Contact us

If you have an idea for a project, please use our contact form

If you have any question or want to speak to one of our team, please email cuspenquiries@lancaster.ac.uk or call:

James Livsey
+44 (0)1524 510332 to find out more about digital product design

Peter Cornwall
+44 (0)1524 510 728 to find out more about our innovation development programme

Sarah Allison
+44 (0)1228 888 733 or cusp@cumbria.ac.uk to find out more about our Innovation Masterclasses & Events, Innovation Coaching and Student Research Placements

Chris Lambert
+44 7814 076610 to find out more about the scientific facilities on offer

We look forward to talking to you.