Flying high: University’s drone plans boosted through £3.2m investment
UCLan receives major funding boost to drive world-class innovation, jobs and economic growth for Lancashire and the North West
Businesses across Lancashire and the North West, specialising in the development of innovative drone technologies, have received a major boost thanks to two multi-million funding grants secured by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
The European Regional Development Fund’s (ERDF) business support programme has awarded the University £1.8 million to provide specialist drone technology and related research and development support to new and existing small and medium size enterprises across Lancashire.
Support will be delivered by UCLan through a series of specialist workshops and hands-on technical demonstrations to show how the use of drones can help drive business growth.
In addition, University experts will work alongside individual businesses to support, develop and flight test new technologies, bringing new products to market and securing long-term research/product development collaborations with the University.