Is your business ready for its digital future?

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

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.
At LCF we are passionate about seeing SMEs release new products, digitally innovate, grow in size and revenue, and collaborate with researchers at Lancaster University. Having been business owners and managers ourselves we understand the pressures on SMEs and the challenges of daily operations whilst innovating against a constantly changing landscape. We’ve developed a three-part programme to support SMEs in Lancashire to better position themselves to defend, innovate and grow.

Discover the support available for your business

Our support programme focuses on three main areas: developing good business strategy, analytical feasibility and developing innovative products and services, all with a focus on digital innovation and cyber security. 

Business strategy support

The business strategy programme is a blend of three workshops, online learning and one-to-one bespoke business support.

Read more about our business strategy support

Guided research support

Our team of experts together with leading academics from Lancaster University will provide your business with the knowledge of the latest resilience-focused research on cyber security as well as a broader socio-technical approach to develop solutions for your business in a digital world.

Digital innovation support

Our team of professional software engineers are at the ready to support your business ideas to help your business grow.

Read more about our digital innovation support


We’ll 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, providing businesses with expert knowledge and highly specialised and technical skills to innovate and improve performance.


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

We can help your business transform ideas into new digital products, 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?

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