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North West firms urged to tap into Lancaster's funded business-led R&D initiatives

North West firms urged to tap into Lancaster's funded business-led R&D initiatives

Lancaster University is providing a unique opportunity for ambitious North West small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to take advantage of funded three-year industry-led research and development initiatives with support worth up to £100,000.

Fri 29 April 2016

Lancaster joins Innovation Gateway

Lancaster joins Innovation Gateway

Lancaster University is working with four of the UKs leading companies to help pilot sustainability innovations on their estates.

Mon 25 April 2016

Lancaster University helps BBC get kids coding

Lancaster University helps BBC get kids coding

Computer scientists at Lancaster University have developed the ‘lightweight operating system’ for the new BBC micro:bit that is being given to almost a million school children this week.

Wed 23 March 2016

Research helping make social media posts more private

Research helping make social media posts more private

Computer scientists at Lancaster University are working on smarter ‘privacy setting’ algorithms to prevent embarrassing photos being shared on social media.

Wed 23 March 2016

Forcing Apple to open doors to our digital homes would set a worrying precedent

Forcing Apple to open doors to our digital homes would set a worrying precedent

Who controls what in the digital world? Apple is currently involved in a court face off with the FBI, and has refused to produce software that would help investigators to unlock the phone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook. The clash is just the latest illustration of how important, as more and more of our lives are reduced to streams of data, access to that data...

Tue 23 February 2016

Britain being overwhelmed by long-term conditions, warns The Work Foundation

Britain being overwhelmed by long-term conditions, warns The Work Foundation

The rising tide of people with long-term conditions threatens to overwhelm Britain’s economy and the NHS, according to a new report published by Lancaster University’s Work Foundation.

Tue 16 February 2016

Researchers urge caution on wearable health devices

Researchers urge caution on wearable health devices

Wearable devices to monitor health are not always reliable or secure according to research.

Tue 09 February 2016

Materials Science conference to highlight business opportunities

Materials Science conference to highlight business opportunities

Business leaders are invited to discover how new materials are changing the world and providing scientific and commercial opportunities.

Tue 02 February 2016

Lancaster University to play major role in NHS innovation

Lancaster University to play major role in NHS innovation

Patients in Lancashire will be among the first to benefit from a major new drive to modernise how the NHS delivers care.

Tue 26 January 2016

Revolutionary eye-tracking technology for smart watches

Revolutionary eye-tracking technology for smart watches

Future smart watches could go hands-free thanks to eye-tracking technology that is literally revolutionary.

Tue 26 January 2016

Materials Science Institute Conference

Materials Science Institute Conference

22nd to 23rd March 2016, Lancaster University Conference Centre, Lancaster, United Kingdom. Our multidisciplinary Materials Science Institute unites chemists, physicists, engineers, computer scientists, environmental scientists, biologists, designers and social scientists, covering all development stages from modelling a new material, through material synthesis and characterization, to applying that material in the real world.

Tue 19 January 2016

New Internet of Things research hub announced

New Internet of Things research hub announced

New research will ensure that the UK is a global leader in the privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security (PETRAS) of the 'Internet of Things' (IoT). And with this strong foundation the UK will become the world’s best place to develop and deploy new internet technologies.

Thu 07 January 2016