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.

Engineering, Business 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.

Support includes access to unique facilities and digital expertise, innovation workshops designed to equip you with the skills you need to take forward innovation, 6-month innovation development programme for business leaders and part-funded student research projects.

Benefits of the Cumbria Innovations Platform

This programme is available to European Regional Development Fund eligible companies. To find out if your company is eligible for support please contact:

Sarah Allison – Senior Project Officer

01228 888740

Student internships - how to search & apply

Paid opportunities are advertised on our current vacancies section of the website.

If you are interested in signing up for notifications of our internship opportunities, please sign up here.

Benefits of taking on an internship include:

o    Getting paid fairly for the work you do

o    Adding to your CV by increasing your skills, knowledge & experience

o    Helping you to gain an insight into the way organisations operate and the challenges they face

o    Giving you and the employer a chance to 'try before you buy' and clarify whether this type of work is really for you

Reasonable travel expenses will be paid and an academic leader will support you whilst you are undertaking your internship and a dedicated project manager will help you along the way.

Open Innovation Workshops

For upcoming innovation workshops for SME's in Cumbria, see below;