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A Blueprint for Industry Engagement

Whether it is engaging industry experts to address specific skills gaps by launching new academic programmes, or pursuing cutting-edge research to solve real-world commercial challenges, we have built a reputation for understanding and responding to the needs of business.

We are proud of our industry partnerships and continue to build sustainable long-term relationships with a diverse range of organisations. Our goal is to help drive local, regional and national economic growth and prosperity by delivering the skills and innovation industry needs, while ensuring our students benefit from the connections we make.

Siemens Energy Partnership

In 2009, in collaboration with Siemens (and now Siemens Energy), the University of Lincoln established the first dedicated new engineering school to be created in the UK for more than two decades.

This long-standing collaboration has won a string of national awards and acclaim, including a prestigious Lord Stafford Award and a Times Higher Education Award.

Lincoln is now one of only a handful of UK universities to hold Siemens Global Principal Partner status, a recognition of the University's wide-ranging research collaborations and success in developing graduate talent with the company.

By incorporating industry input in course content, providing work experience placements, and offering valuable opportunities to contribute to cutting-edge research, graduates are prepared to make an immediate contribution on entering the workplace.

Siemens Partnership

Greater Lincolnshire Engineering And Manufacturing (GLEAM) Network

An exciting new initiative founded by the School of Engineering and Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP) Manufacturing Board, offering huge potential to support the manufacturing sector across the region and bridge the gap between academia and manufacturing businesses.

The network will work to support the growth and development of SMEs by promoting best practice, manufacturing solutions and partnership opportunities, and will showcase technological advances, cutting edge thinking and act as a knowledge-transfer vehicle between academia and industry. 

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Industry Collaboration Case Study: UoL, Serco, and LCC

Serco, a specialist in delivering essential public services and healthcare, has created a new partnership with the University of Lincoln and Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) to investigate how modern and cost-effective technology can be used to improve independent living for vulnerable adults. 

The group’s work is focusing on how best to help people who might otherwise need assistive-care or be moved into a care-home. Both these choices are often emotionally distressing for those who want to be independent for longer, and represent a significant financial strain on the care system.

The initial research, titled ‘Social Care Technology Innovation for the Citizens of Lincolnshire,’ began in June 2021 and over the coming five months will carefully examine how modern, mainstream technology can be applied in innovative and non-intrusive ways to assist people’s social needs.

The final outcomes and recommendations will be submitted as an in-depth report on how services provided through Lincolnshire County Council might be improved. It is envisaged the research will be equally applicable to other local authorities, throughout the UK.

Initial findings from this project, led within the University by Dr Salah Al-Majeed, Acting Head of School of Computer Science, can be found in our latest news piece. Salah can be contacted directly via