Lancaster University to welcome Cumbria's SMEs

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Cumbria's SMEs have been invited to tour the scientific equipment and facilities at Lancaster University.

Cumbrian firms will be able to take advantage of Lancaster University's R&D facilities.
Cumbrian firms will be able to take advantage of Lancaster University's R&D facilities.

This tour will take place on July 25 through the £4.1M Cumbria Innovations Platform (CUSP), designed to help small firms grow by speeding up the research and development of new products and processes through access to scientific facilities, technology and management expertise.

The event will run from 9.30am to 1pm and will feature an introduction to the facilities available on offer in the university’s Collaborative Technology Access Programme (cTAP) building, Chemistry, Engineering and Physics departments.

Mike Entwistle, programme/partnerships manager for cTAP, said: “Accessing the equipment and technological facilities required to take a new product or idea to the next level can be a major stumbling block for SMEs, - particularly when R&D is not their primary focus.

“The Cumbria Innovations Platform project brings these capabilities within the reach of Cumbrian SMEs, allowing them to genuinely benefit from the diverse strengths of the two universities on their doorstep. Huge investment has been made in the areas of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering over recent years and some of the equipment available in these facilities has the potential to be truly transformational for our local innovators.”

This project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. For more information,visiting www.cumbriainnovations.org.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 2:37PM
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