Innovation Partners


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LCFT's Innovation Partners

We are very pleased to have the following organisations as Innovation Partners. They contribute to the LCFT Innovation Incubator and provide an invaluable advice service to all our innovators. Please contact us if you would like to become a partner or would like to know more about what we do.

Organisation Details
BT BT last year invested £544m in research and development to cultivate innovation. They have a new research and development centre at Adastral Park in Suffolk that showcases the future of healthcare.
CapGemini Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. They see Cloud, Mobility, Big Data and Social Networks as being key factors in innovating how we work.
Smith & Nephew Smith & Nephew is known as a medical technology business dedicated to helping improve people's lives. It has over 4,700 patents in its IP portfolio and is in the Forbes list of top 100 Innovative companies.
DAC Beachcroft DAC Beachcroft are acknowledged as the leading legal adviser to the health and social care sector in the UK. They have advised the NHS in England and Wales since 1948 and celebrated 250 years of trading in 2012.
UCLan UCLan's Institute for Innovation, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (i²e²) was formed in 2007 and seeks to make an impact on the practice of entrepreneurship and small business management through high quality projects and research linked to teaching and dissemination of best practice. We use their Media Innovation Studio as a venue for our Incubator Breakfasts.
Innovation Agency The Innovation Agency's vision centres on two interrelated objectives: Improving population health by reducing variation and equalising access to excellent care, and promoting a vibrant economy through investment, innovation and sustainability of employment.
Lancaster University Lancaster University see Innovation as the successful exchange and application of ideas with non-academic partners and stakeholders. Read some of their articles here.