Engineering Innovation Centre

UCLan’s Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) opened in October 2019 and is an advanced, state-of-the-art teaching and research facility which engages directly with industry and provides students with real-world experience on live projects. By doing so, the EIC acts as one of the driving forces behind the industrial strategy both on a regional and national scale, addressing the need for innovation and producing the next generation of world-class engineers.

With cutting-edge research labs, courses shaped by industry demand and continuous collaboration with industry experts and organisations, the facility will improve productivity across the region and equip students with the practical skills they need to enhance their employability, helping to support the economy now and in the future.

A signature project within Lancashire’s Strategic Economic Plan, the £35m EIC is the largest single investment in Lancashire’s educational infrastructure to date, establishing UCLan as one of the UK’s leading universities for engineering innovation.

The facility cements Lancashire’s position as a national centre of excellence for aerospace, advanced engineering and manufacturing and contributes towards maintaining the UK’s reputation as a global leader in these areas.

The £35m UCLan Engineering Innovation Centre is open
The £35m UCLan Engineering Innovation Centre.
Summer 2019
UCLan's new EIC building
Working on the Shell Eco Marathon car in the Motorsports and Air Vehicle Suite
Working on the Shell Eco Marathon car in the Motorsports and Air Vehicle Suite
Flight Simulator Suite
Flight Simulator Suite at the EIC
Working on the Exo-Skeleton project in the Additive Manufacturing Lab
Working on the Exo-Skeleton project in the Additive Manufacturing Lab
The £35m UCLan Engineering Innovation Centre is open
Summer 2019
Working on the Shell Eco Marathon car in the Motorsports and Air Vehicle Suite
Flight Simulator Suite
Working on the Exo-Skeleton project in the Additive Manufacturing Lab

News Articles

UCLan’s £35m Engineering Innovation Centre set to drive region’s industrial strategy

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16-year-old Krystyna’s ideas turn into reality

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Industry award win for UCLan’s Engineering Innovation Centre

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UCLan’s Engineering Innovation Centre ready to welcome new students

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In the Spotlight…Simon Atkinson

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UCLan welcomes new Executive Dean of Engineering and Digital Technology

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EIC takes shape

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Glass panes installed on University’s EIC

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University Masterplan gives students a taste of industry

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Final beam of steel erected at UCLan EIC

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Engineering Innovation Centre Walkthrough

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UCLan staff and students are stars of EIC hoardings

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UCLan’s Masterplan vision is brought to life

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Work begins on £30 million-plus Engineering Innovation Centre 

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Northern Powerhouse Minister Breaks Ground on UCLan’s Flagship Engineering Centre

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Planning Permission Granted for University Engineering Innovation Centre

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Sir Kevin Smith Joins EIC Steering Group

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Planning Application Submitted for Engineering Innovation Centre

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Campus Masterplan Flythrough Unveiled

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From Drawing Board to Reality

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UCLan Appoints Architects and Engineers for Multi-Million Engineering Innovation Centre

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Work Begins on the £200 Million Campus Development Plan

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University Announces £200 Million Development Proposals

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