Lancaster University and GISMO join Cheshire and Warrington Chambers

Lancaster University and GISMO join Cheshire and Warrington Chambers of Commerce

Lancaster University and the Greater Innovation for Smarter Materials Optimisation (GISMO) Team are proud to announce that earlier this year we became members of the five major chambers of commerce representing all regions of Cheshire, including North Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, West Cheshire & North[…]

Ground-breaking project to use plasma jets to decontaminate essential medical equipment exposed to the Covid-19 virus

A new project developed by Lancaster University’s Health Innovation Campus and Material Science Institute is researching the use of pioneering technology to decontaminate vital medical equipment exposed to the Covid-19 virus, via a partnership with University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT). The new project will explore how cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) jets[…]

GISMO sees first successful launch event

Over 20 SMEs from the Cheshire and Warrington region attended the Greater Innovation for Smarter Materials Optimisation (GISMO) virtual launch event on Thursday 24th September. The webinar introduced the three themes covered by the project – Additive Manufacturing, Chemicals & Hydrogen, and Surfaces & Coatings – which were introduced by the three GISMO Innovation Fellows,[…]


Smart Surface Analysis with Dr Alex Robson

Join Dr Alex Robson and members of the Materials Science Institute and GISMO teams on Friday 27th November to learn about surfaces & surface analysis. The event will be the first in a series of breakfast seminars from researchers working in these fields about advances in materials science and how they can benefit you and[…]

New £4.4 million programme gives material boost to businesses in Cheshire and Warrington

Businesses across Cheshire and Warrington are being invited to take advantage of a new project that puts world-class ‘smart materials’ expertise and facilities at their fingertips. The support comes from the newly launched £4.4 million Greater Innovation for Smarter Materials Optimisation (GISMO) project, delivered by Lancaster University and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. ‘Smart materials’[…]

Lancaster University to provide more than £11.4 million in support to regional business

North West businesses and the regional economy is set to benefit from more than £11.4 million of support through three new programmes launched by Lancaster University. The programmes combined will drive innovation and help create new products and services working with more than 870 small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Support will focus on the[…]