Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Loughborough is one of the UK’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching and strong links with industry.

It is also the country’s premier university for sport, with an outstanding record of achievement in performance at every level as well as the underpinning academic disciplines of exercise and health sciences.

Research that matters

The University has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes in recognition of its service and benefit to the nation – helping business and industry to compete more effectively; shaping public policy; and, ultimately, enhancing the quality of people’s lives.

Research across all areas strives for solutions to real-life issues, and contributes at the very highest levels to new knowledge and understanding.

Commercial collaborations

Integral to Loughborough’s strategy is the realisation of the commercial potential of research, and the University has a strong track record of fostering innovation and working with partners to develop new technology.

It has long-standing collaborative links with many public and private sector organisations, and is the home of several partnership ventures, including the headquarters of the national Energy Technologies Institute, the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre, and the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Teaching excellence

Pioneering research and enterprise are integrated with teaching at every opportunity to provide the very best learning experience for the University’s students.

High-quality teaching, coupled with an excellent wider experience – spanning placements and “real” company-set projects – enables Loughborough students to develop the knowledge, skills and qualities required by employers in every sector.

Science and Enterprise Park

Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park is one of the largest of its kind in the UK. It is home to 50 organisations with a combined workforce of more than 2,000 people.

September 2015 marked the launch of the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre – specifically designed to meet the evolving needs of early stage to larger technology SMEs.

A 35 hectare expansion is underway. It will create a further 100,000 sq m floor space to accommodate the Park’s growing business community.

Loughborough University London

In September 2015, the University opened an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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Loughborough University research supports ResilienceDirect

Loughborough University has worked with the Cabinet Office and Airbox Systems to provide surface water flood nowcasting for the UK Government’s new ResilienceDirect mapping platform.

Consultancy – a great way to innovate

Businesses can collaborate with universities in a variety of ways, spanning a few hours’ expert advice, specialist teams working on long-term projects and access to world-class R&D facilities.

Loughborough University: Smart homes flatten peak energy demand

Research undertaken by Loughborough University’s CREST – in partnership with STA and Advance Further Energy – reveals the positive impacts of domestic smart energy technologies.

Graduate startup selected for NHS-Government initiative to tackle social isolation during Covid-19

Loughborough University telecare startup was selected for Techforce 19, to find digital solutions to support the vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Loughborough University partners with Torpey on the hurley of the future

Loughborough University has collaborated with leading sports equipment manufacturer Torpey as it launches the hurley of the future.

New Industrial Policy and Insight Centre to accelerate manufacturing in the Midlands

A new Centre aimed at boosting manufacturing in the Midlands has been launched at Loughborough University.

The Access Group welcomed to new global HQ

Leicestershire County Council and Loughborough University celebrated completion of global HQ for The Access Group at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park.

New Centre to improve sustainability within the UK chemical industry

Loughborough University will lead a new Government initiative to revolutionise resource management in the UK’s £32 billion chemical industry

Loughborough University leads development of unique health app

Experts at Loughborough University have teamed up with Holland and Barrett to create a unique personalised health and fitness app.

Loughborough University technology aims to revolutionise drinks industry

Loughborough University researchers have developed a new platform technology that provides rapid screening of microorganisms in drinks,

Improving competitiveness and productivity through KTPs

KTPs are a cost-effective way to undertake commercially orientated R&D by accessing research expertise your organisation may not have in-house.

Graduate startup revolutionising prosthetics

How a Loughborough University graduate startup is transforming the manufacture and distribution of prosthetic limbs.

Creating SUSTAINable supply chains

Researchers at Loughborough University are working with organisations to develop environmentally sustainable, cost-effective and resilient supply chains.

A thriving and inclusive graduate enterprise ecosystem

 Over the years, many companies, including numerous household names, have been launched by Loughborough graduates.

RECOVER: it started with a print

With crime rates rising and the number of solved criminal cases at an all-time low, a serendipitous discovery made at Loughborough University is set to revolutionise forensic science.

The added value of awards

Loughborough University’s Enterprise Awards are an excellent way to share success stories while supporting the networks that nurture new areas of work.

A great business base speaks for itself

Home to more than 75 companies and a workforce of over 2,200 people, LUSEP is a dynamic innovation community of start-ups, SMEs and multinationals.

Ground-breaking ceremony for new Access Group HQ in Loughborough

The ground-breaking ceremony officially marked the start of work on The Access Group’s new 100,000 sq ft building due to open in July 2020.

Loughborough University partnership is weaving new products for Lurex

A partnership between Loughborough University and Lurex® is helping the company to develop innovative yarns and enter new product markets.

Loughborough University and Rolls-Royce: a powerful partnership

This cutting-edge research is driven by real industrial challenges and generates innovative technologies for current and next generation low emission gas turbine engines.

Loughborough University publishes vision to nurture nationwide economic growth

Loughborough University has launched the Loughborough Area of Innovation – a vision for University-led growth aligned to the Government’s Industrial Strategy.

Join our new co-working community for start-ups

To support the growing number of local start-ups, Loughborough University is launching an exciting pilot for new businesses – a dedicated incubator.

Major deal sealed with tech giant

Leading software company, The Access Group, is expanding its headquarters at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP).

Dementia-friendly home developed in partnership with Loughborough University

Loughborough University, HLP Architects and BRE Group work together to develop new "dementia-friendly" home.

Loughborough University collaborates to support entrepreneurs

Loughborough University has launched a free toolkit to help entrepreneurs understand their customers’ needs – and boost their business success.

Encouraging the professional development of HVAC professionals

BISPA, Loughborough University’s dedicated training centre supports innovation in BIM.

Major investment sees Interface Polymers expand operations

Interface Polymers has closed a £2m investment round led by investment group 24Haymarket to advance its unique Polarfin® copolymer additive technology.

Advanced biometal imaging technology

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership between Loughborough University and LGC has enhanced a technology to effectively diagnose and monitor a range of illnesses.

Loughborough University celebrates enterprise partnerships

More than 120 guests gathered at the University’s Science and Enterprise Park to discover the winners of this year’s Enterprise Awards.

University partnership wins Knowledge Catalyst award

Loughborough University has partnered with DJB Instruments (UK) since 2015, and the successful collaboration has been recognised by an EADT Business Award.

High-value product development addresses aerospace challenge

A two-year KTP with Loughborough University allowed SCITEK Consultants Ltd to develop a solution to an emerging challenge within the aerospace industry.

Enhancing marine energy technologies

The Advanced Signal Processing Group (ASPG) at Loughborough University provides underwater acoustics and noise impact expertise to a wide range of industries.

Loughborough University and REPL

A two-year (KTP) has enhanced the company’s technical capability and knowledge of polymeric formulations.

Developing expertise in control system design and thermal modelling

Experts in Loughborough University’s School of Civil and Building Engineering are at the forefront of building energy use and performance modelling.

ADePT – transforming the design process in complex projects

The ADePT method developed at Loughborough University was originally conceived in a bid to transform building design – saving time, money and resources whilst creating better buildings.

Reaping the rewards of a placement

Laura’s placement was with the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team. She joined the Aerodynamics department, and quickly established herself as a valuable part of the front of car development group.

Balancing access and conservation in heritage buildings

John Mardaljevic, Professor of Building Daylight Modelling at Loughborough University, collaborated with Cannon-Brookes Lighting and Design to map the distribution of natural light in National Trust properties – and its effects on the artefacts they house

KTP supports development of intelligent and versatile wireless technology

Loughborough University engineers are working with DJB Instruments to develop unique sensors capable of measuring impacts to the body.

Additive manufacturing could revolutionise the clothing industry

The partnership between Loughborough Design School and textile and garment manufacturer – the Yeh Group – is advancing 3D printing technology in a bid to create fully finished clothing directly from raw material.

A breakthrough in rail switching technology

Loughborough University engineers are partnering with the rail industry to deliver a breakthrough technology that aims to improve reliability, reduce maintenance costs, and boost capacity on rail networks worldwide.

Loughborough University invention could help prevent another Brussels style attack

ExDtect can identify tiny quantities of explosive particles invisible to the naked eye – even in crowded public spaces such as transport hubs and stadiums.

Reducing non-domestic waste water bills and lowering flood risk

Dynamic Flow Technologies Limited (DFTL) design and manufacture innovative wastewater meters. The company has been a member of Loughborough University’s innovation community since 2010, and is now based in the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre which opened in October 2015.

Developing cricket helmet safety

Loughborough University’s Sports Technology Institute has previously contributed to the British Safety Standard for cricket helmets, and supported the development of helmets designed to offer greater protection.

REPOINT – improving railway safety and capacity

REPOINT will improve safety, reduce maintenance costs and improve capacity on railways in the UK and around the world.

LeakFinderST – innovative leak detection and location in water pipes

Loughborough University engineers helped Severn Trent Water and Echologics launch new technology that quickly and cost-effectively pinpoints underground leaks. It has the potential to save up to £5m pa, in the UK alone and international interest is growing.

Caterpillar and Loughborough University partnership

Caterpillar has major engineering activities in the UK, employing more than 11,000 people. The engagement with Loughborough helps those activities remain competitive. Loughborough is now established as a leader in engines research and is levering the position to develop collaborations with other companies. At the heart of this successful relationship were organisations that could see mutual long term benefit in collaboration.