Is your business ready for its digital future?

The Lancashire Cyber Foundry is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund


Discover our workshops

Our November 2020 workshops are open for registration. These workshops focus on giving you an understanding of the strategic landscape, giving your business clear plan of action, access and connections to key supporting organisations including finance, further business development and technical support, and connections to a wider deep trust network of other SMEs.

Dates and registration

Find out about our programme for business

Our support programme focuses on two main areas; developing good business strategy and developing innovative products and services. All with a focus on digital innovation and cyber security. Find out about the 2 main areas below;

Business Strategy Support

The business strategy programme is a blend between two full day workshops, online learning andone-to-one bespoke business …

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Digital Innovation Support

Our team of professional software engineers are at the ready to support your business ideas to help your business grow. With a unique approach to development, the team work with you to find  … 

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What is the Lancashire Cyber Foundry?

The Lancashire Cyber Foundry (LCF) has been created to share the expertise of Lancaster University with businesses to prepare them for their digital future. You do not have to be a technology-based company to access the support. LCF draws on best practice from our other cyber projects, the Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry, which supports SMEs in Greater Manchester, and shares the same principles of sharing expertise to help defend, innovate and grow businesses. LCF is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Northern Powerhouse and Lancaster University.

LCF is run by the Science and Technology Partnerships and Business Engagement Team at Lancaster University. Our mission is to develop and sustain internal and external partnerships …


We will help to teach you how to defend your business from cyber-attacks and be compliant to regulations such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), making it safer for you, your supply chain, and your customers to do business together.


We’ll review your current systems with you, make recommendations and give you the tools and specialist expertise you need to innovate within your sector. 

We offer expert innovation advice and guidance, providingbusinesses with expert knowledge and highly specialised and technical skills toinnovate and improve performance.


We’ll remove the concerns in digital areas that mightcompromise your growth, and raise your technical confidence in new areas oftechnology, so you can focus on developing and expanding your business. 

We can help your business transform ideas into new digitalproducts, processes and services, and create new solutions, new strategies, improving business performance and competitiveness.


  • Does your business process any kind of online payment and record details?
  • Does your business hold client’s personal details/sensitive data?


  • Are you considering digitizing your business and going online or creating an app/software?
  • Is your business looking for a gateway into a government supply chain or something similar?


  • Are you already thinking about expanding and future growth?
  • Could you benefit from improving processes and strategies or differentiating yourselves in the market?