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.
Our February 2021 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.
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.
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.
If you want to find out more about how you can welcome your digital future, contact one of our business managers. They will talk through any questions or queries you may have in addition to highlighting any other support Lancaster University has on offer.
Business Support and Project Manager
Business Partnerships Officer