16th June 1999


A university response to a request from the Lincolnshire Echo for a comment on news of a £51 million fund under the HEFC Reach Out initiative to help universities work closely with business.


“We welcome this funding initiative. This is the third strand of the fund and we are currently in the process of working up a bid to the Funding Council which we see as an opportunity to develop links with industry and business within the region of Lincoln and Lincolnshire.


“We have a long history of working with industry and as a forward-thinking university we want to respond to the needs of businesses. We know what a contribution to the economic development and wealth creation of a region a university can make.”


Andrew Young

Director of Planning