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What's on offer?

We can support your innovation through four fully-funded opportunities:

What is the Cumbria Innovations Platform?

Cumbria Innovations Platform aims to help boost economic growth in Cumbria by providing micro, small and medium enterprises with a competitive edge. This platform is unique and diverse in its offerings as it combines the capabilities of various departments from the universities of Lancaster and Cumbria to provide bespoke business support. 

The Cumbria Innovations Platform is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Engineering, Management, Chemistry, Physics, Computing and more pull their capabilities together to enable multifaceted, tailored business support in four different formats. It will allow you to explore new ideas by providing practical and academic guidance.

The programme has been designed for inventive and innovative Cumbrian businesses, who wish to accelerate their growth, to utilise the following resources based within Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria.

  • Computing and Digital
  • Engineering
  • Management Science
  • Biology, biomedicine and forensics
  • Chemistry 
  • Physics
  • Conservation
  • Environmental Science
  • Health and Sport
  • Law and Criminology


Benefits of the Cumbria Innovations Platform

  • Access a unique combination of expertise and skills
  • 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 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 development

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

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.

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