- Published: Friday, 11 October 2013 15:50
Loughborough is one of the UK’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching and strong links with industry.
It is also the country’s premier university for sport, with an outstanding record of achievement in performance at every level as well as the underpinning academic disciplines of exercise and health sciences.
Research that matters
The University has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes in recognition of its service and benefit to the nation – helping business and industry to compete more effectively; shaping public policy; and, ultimately, enhancing the quality of people’s lives.
Research across all areas strives for solutions to real-life issues, and contributes at the very highest levels to new knowledge and understanding.
Integral to Loughborough’s strategy is the realisation of the commercial potential of research, and the University has a strong track record of fostering innovation and working with partners to develop new technology.
It has long-standing collaborative links with many public and private sector organisations, and is the home of several partnership ventures, including the headquarters of the national Energy Technologies Institute, the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre, and the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Pioneering research and enterprise are integrated with teaching at every opportunity to provide the very best learning experience for the University’s students.
High-quality teaching, coupled with an excellent wider experience – spanning placements and “real” company-set projects – enables Loughborough students to develop the knowledge, skills and qualities required by employers in every sector.
Science and Enterprise Park
Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park is one of the largest of its kind in the UK. It is home to 50 organisations with a combined workforce of more than 2,000 people.
September 2015 marked the launch of the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre – specifically designed to meet the evolving needs of early stage to larger technology SMEs.
A 35 hectare expansion is underway. It will create a further 100,000 sq m floor space to accommodate the Park’s growing business community.
Loughborough University London
In September 2015, the University opened an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.
The Advanced Signal Processing Group (ASPG) at Loughborough University provides underwater acoustics and noise impact expertise to a wide range of industries.
A two-year KTP with Loughborough University allowed SCITEK Consultants Ltd to develop a solution to an emerging challenge within the aerospace industry.
A two-year (KTP) has enhanced the company’s technical capability and knowledge of polymeric formulations.
The ADePT method developed at Loughborough University was originally conceived in a bid to transform building design – saving time, money and resources whilst creating better buildings.
Experts in Loughborough University’s School of Civil and Building Engineering are at the forefront of building energy use and performance modelling.
Laura’s placement was with the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team. She joined the Aerodynamics department, and quickly established herself as a valuable part of the front of car development group.
Loughborough University engineers are partnering with the rail industry to deliver a breakthrough technology that aims to improve reliability, reduce maintenance costs, and boost capacity on rail networks worldwide.
The partnership between Loughborough Design School and textile and garment manufacturer – the Yeh Group – is advancing 3D printing technology in a bid to create fully finished clothing directly from raw material.
John Mardaljevic, Professor of Building Daylight Modelling at Loughborough University, collaborated with Cannon-Brookes Lighting and Design to map the distribution of natural light in National Trust properties – and its effects on the artefacts they house.
ExDtect can identify tiny quantities of explosive particles invisible to the naked eye – even in crowded public spaces such as transport hubs and stadiums.
Loughborough University engineers are working with DJB Instruments to develop unique sensors capable of measuring impacts to the body.
REPOINT will improve safety, reduce maintenance costs and improve capacity on railways in the UK and around the world.
Dynamic Flow Technologies Limited (DFTL) design and manufacture innovative wastewater meters. The company has been a member of Loughborough University’s innovation community since 2010, and is now based in the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre which opened in October 2015.
Loughborough University’s Sports Technology Institute has previously contributed to the British Safety Standard for cricket helmets, and supported the development of helmets designed to offer greater protection.
Loughborough University engineers helped Severn Trent Water and Echologics launch new technology that quickly and cost-effectively pinpoints underground leaks. It has the potential to save up to £5m pa, in the UK alone and international interest is growing.
The full potential of business schools to support innovation and stimulate growth has not been realised.
Caterpillar has major engineering activities in the UK, employing more than 11,000 people. The engagement with Loughborough helps those activities remain competitive. Loughborough is now established as a leader in engines research and is levering the position to develop collaborations with other companies. At the heart of this successful relationship were organisations that could see mutual long term benefit in collaboration.