Research and Development
From time to time most organisations need an injection of new thinking. At the University of Lincoln, internationally renowned academics are interested in developing real-world solutions to real-world problems. They will inject new life into your organisation or projects with cutting-edge expertise and research across a range of disciplines.
If you have a challenge, the University of Lincoln can put together a team of experts to work with you to find a solution. We can also include partners from other parts of the regional and national research base if needed. With access to our wide range of research centres and to networks throughout the academic world, we are confident that we can help you find the perfect solution.
We work with a wide range of organisations, from small and medium-sized businesses through to large PLCs, public sector bodies, Government and multinationals.
Bespoke contracts can be devised to cater for issues of commercial sensitivity or intellectual property.
To discuss your Research and Development needs, please contact Research & Enterprise Services on 0800 915 5278 or email email@example.com.
Multi-million Pound Science and Innovation Park Announced
Lincoln is to become home to some of the finest scientific minds and most innovative high-tech businesses in the UK, thanks to ambitious plans announced on Thursday 2nd August 2012. The University of Lincoln and Lincolnshire Co-operative are joining forces to transform a disused 10-acre site in the heart of the city into a world-class science and innovation park.
The multi-million pound project will see a substantial plot of land and buildings on Green Lane (off Tritton Road) becoming a hub of science and technology expertise and home to a mix of university and commercial enterprises in what is a first for the city. Significant refurbishment of this landmark building by the University will create state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching spaces for disciplines such as biology, biomedical science and bioveterinary science.
Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University, said: "This is a tremendously exciting step for the University as we strengthen and grow our science provision, and one which will bring massive benefits to the city in terms of employment and inward investment."
Coventry's Magnificent Medieval Stained Glass - Back in View After 70 Years
Thousands of fragments of medieval stained glass which survived the bombing of Coventry Cathedral during the Second World War will go on public view for the first time in more than 70 years (Monday 6th August 2012). The Old Cathedral of St Michael at Coventry was bombed almost to destruction by the Luftwaffe on 14 November 1940 and its ruins now sit alongside the city's modern cathedral.
The historic building's magnificent stained glass survived the Blitz, having been removed and placed in storage in 1939. The glass has not been seen by the public since.
Now specialists from the University of Lincoln's renowned conservation consultancy division, Crick Smith, are working with World Monuments Fund Britain and Coventry Cathedral to restore and put back on public display the surviving pieces, which represent Britain’s largest collection of loose medieval stained glass. Joined by current students and graduates from the University's Conservation and Restoration programme, the project runs from 6 August 2012 to 31 October 2012, with another two months' work scheduled next summer.
New 3D Imaging Technology for Proton Therapy
The Wellcome Trust has awarded a £1.6 million Translation Award to a research team led by the University of Lincoln to develop more effective radiotherapy treatment for thousands of cancer sufferers.
The new three-year research project, called Pravda, will employ the unique imaging sensors developed in the University of Lincoln, along with detectors developed by the University of Liverpool and used in the Large Hadron Collider in the recent successful detection of the Higgs Boson.
Pravda will provide not only accurate measurements of the therapy dose but also 3D images of where the radiation is absorbed at a tumour site. Treatments will be more effective and shorter, and may open up the ability to treat some common cancers that so far have resisted treatment with conventional therapy.
The team will be developing first-of-their-kind proton detectors that provide accurate information about the proton beam's dose, energy and profile during treatment. The new detectors will also record individual proton tracks to allow full 3D images of the proton interactions with the tumour.