The University of Central Lancashire has been nominated for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts and Entrepreneurial University of the Year.
The former is thanks to the work of Professor David Binns and Dr Alasdair Bremner who have created the University’s first spin-out business, Alusid. Which creates sustainable and unique products, made from up to 100 percent recycled waste.
Applications include facing bricks, tiling systems, and building cladding and kitchen work-surfaces.
The Entrepreneurial University of the Year nomination comes as a result of UCLan’s new innovation programs, which have produced many great ideas. Highlighted by The Idea Investment Voucher Scheme, Crowdfunding Platform, and the UCLan Ventures and Innovation Fund.
Interim Vice-Chancellor Professor Mike Thomas commented “Every year these awards attract hundreds of entries that exemplify the talent, dedication and innovation of individuals and teams throughout the university sector. For this University to be shortlisted in two categories is a marvelous achievement.”
It is recognition which our staff and students richly deserve and I hope their efforts are rewarded.”
UCLan face strong competition for both awards from Kings College, Leeds and Loughborough Universities to name a few. The results will be announced in London on Thursday, 26 November 2015.