The University of Cumbria’s mission is to provide and promote excellent and accessible higher education which enhances the lives of individuals and fosters the development of the communities to which we belong. We are proud to support businesses on Britain's Energy Coast and offer a range of services from our presence at Energus.
We have worked with over 1,000 businesses, from consultancy to contract research, bespoke courses to Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, the University of Cumbria can drive your organisation to success.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a UK-wide programme funded by Innovate UK enabling businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance through access to knowledge, technology, skills and expertise held by our academics, professionals and technical specialists. The knowledge sought is embedded into the business from the university through a project undertaken by a graduate recruited to work specifically on that project, which can last between 6 months and 3 years.
As a partner in Cumbria Business Growth Hub with Cumbria Chamber of Commerce we provide a package of support which includes a range of business focussed masterclasses, training programmes events, and graduate placements.
Also based at Energus, our Cumbrian Centre for Health Technologies (CaCHeT) was established in 2012 to develop and promote technologies and innovation to improve health and wellbeing. CaCHeT focuses on technology adoption and technology translation models, with applications especially to rural, dispersed communities, ageing populations and problems of industrial regeneration.