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136 England | Associate Member UKSPA Directory 2017 Lancaster Environment Centre houses 20 businesses in “exemplary” facilities Lancaster University L ocati on Bailrigg Lancaster LA1 4YW Contact detai l s Amanda Elsworth-Ross Marketing Manager, Business Partnerships & Enterprise T: 01524 510451 E: residentenquiries@ business/office-space Lancaster University, a world-leading research university, is ranked in the top 10 for interactions with SMEs and houses three office facilities: InfoLab21, the Lancaster Environment Centre, and cTAP. It has achieved the Small Business Charter Gold Award and has more than £18m of activity with business in Science and Technology disciplines alone. graduates with opportunities for student placements throughout the year. InfoL ab21 InfoLab21 is a national centre of excellence for ICT, where world class research from the School of Computing and Communication converges with our resident companies and a dedicated knowledge exchange team, all in one building. At InfoLab21 we holistically support research, development, and technical exploitation. Our aim is to accelerate productivity and innovation, support student spin-outs, and make our research and students accessible to businesses, maximising growth potential. local and international environmental businesses. We have invested £35m in our buildings and facilities during the past decade, housed more than 50 companies since 2007, and worked with over 1,000 SMEs since 2005. Coll abor ative Technology Access Progr amme (cTAP) Businesses can also work alongside our Chemistry Department and take a hot desk in our new £11.3m technology facility cTAP, containing a unique suite of cutting-edge instrumentation and facilities worth almost £7m. The campus environment offers the benefits of access to a range of world- leading R&D facilities, sports centre, shops and restaurants, and access to extra resources from skilled staff and students. Lancaster has an outstanding track record of collaboration with businesses, delivering support to over 11,000 SMEs. The programme of events for our resident community includes master classes, information on our new research, and funding streams. We have a multi-million- pound programme of business support, and also provide opportunities to partner with the University in the delivery of training, access to international markets through international collaborative programmes, and access to high quality L ancaster Environment Centre Lancaster Environment Centre, one of the largest in Europe, houses a community of 20 environment-based businesses in “exemplary” office facilities, according to a government report on universities- businesses interactions. The Environment Centre has a long and successful history of working with micro, SMEs, and large organisations such as Waitrose, Unilever plc, and United Utilities plc, and welcomes E xempl ary Facilities All three facilities offer a wide range of offices from 12m 2 to 79m 2 . We also have a number of hot-desks available. A base at Lancaster University also gives access to: • World class researchers • Glasshouse/labs • High speed broadband & wireless • 24-hour access • Access to meeting rooms • Cleaning, kitchens • Business development teams on hand to help build relationships. ■ Tran sp or t l i nks N e a r by Str a te g i c n e tw o r k Leave M6 at Jct 33 onto A6 north Lancaster Railway Station Manchester International Airport Historic City of Lancaster Manchester The Lake District City Council, Chambers of Commerce Knowledge Transfer Networks County Council, NHS