Enterprise & Business Partnerships
The Lancaster Environment Centre undertakes a wide range of projects in partnership with business and industry with great value to be gained by access and association to one of the largest centres for environmental research in Europe.
Co-location of companies
Two floors of this building provide 20 offices for companies to collocate and engage in collaborative research with the University and our partners the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
Graduate Consultancy Programme
We place over 30 postgraduate students each year into a wide range of businesses to work on technology-based projects and to improve resource use efficiency.
Affinity Group Programme
This programme brings together like-minded companies to work together in groups to exploit opportunities for new products and take common issues.
Continuing Professional Development Programme
We design and deliver bespoke training for commercial organisations from one day workshops to full week intensive short-courses.
New Venture Creation Programme
We work with individuals and teams within the University and region to create a range of new ventures and spin-outs.
Research, Development & Consultancy Centres
We have a number of established collaborative research centres with commercial partners and other Universities. Our first centre to be established was the Waitrose Centre.
Company Profile: The REACH Centre Ltd
The REACH Centre acts as a central hub for REACH services and provision. It currently runs workshops and seminars, offers direct consultancy and can support industry in the delivery of all REACH related activities. These services enable companies to achieve compliance and help support long-term sustainable and successful business models. Working In Partnership.
The REACH Centre are making particular use of LEC's Centre for Chemicals Management and the expertise it can provide in relation to international environmental chemicals management.
"The REACH Centre would not have been formed without the strategic support provided by LEC and would not be sustainable without the resources made available through locating here. There are tremendous benefits from locating in LEC over other business parks both in terms of the quality of resources the building has to offer but more importantly, in terms of the quality of people which we are able to work with, enabling us to utilise the specialist knowledge that the university can provide." Jonathan Lutwyche, CEO.
Visit the resident companies page to see a complete list of businesses already located here.
Beth Brockett who is researching 'An interdisciplinary approach to modelling ecosystem service delivery at the farm unit scale' for her PhD has organised an knowledge-exchange event.
Mon 13 May 2013
Tel: +44 (0)1524 510 450
Dr Ruth Alcock
Tel: +44 (0)1524 510285
Tel: +44 (0)1524 510229
Dr Chris Holroyd
Tel: +44 (0)1524 510228
Dr Paul McKenna
Tel: +44 (0) 1524 510301
Visiting Research Staff
Dr Jason Moore
Arid Agritech Ltd
Dr David Marks
Levity Crop Science
Dr Ben MJ Herbert
Stopford Projects Ltd
Dr Matteo Dalla Valle
The REACH Centre Ltd
Dr Sandra Meijer
The REACH Centre Ltd
Small World Consulting Ltd