Designers, architects, heritage workers and even packaging companies can benefit from the Lincoln Technology Hub.
The hub offers a chance for businesses to use top-quality kit, learn more about cutting-edge technology and how it can help them, and access workshops and connect with other businesses.
It is based at the new £11 million Lincoln School of Art and Design Lincoln and the award-winning Architecture Building at the University of Lincoln which is running the hub on behalf of onlincolnshire.
At the Lincoln Hub you can:
- Use 3D printers, 3D colour scanners, a laser cutter, 3D Eva scanner and a 3D Spider scanner
- Access 3D fabrication technology and expertise in the heritage sector
- Access Workshops on how to use the equipment
- Get expert advice on new product development, packaging design and prototyping
- Access 12 hours of business advice and one-to-one support which might be about business improvement related to the new technology, practical knowledge about how to implement new technology or something else - the support can be tailored to meet the needs of the business.
To find get all the information about the business support package download this file: Lincoln Hub Business Support 114.41KB DOCX document
If your business is interested in buying new technology, but you’re unsure of the benefits, the hub gives businesses a chance to try it out before making a purchase independently. The Lincoln Technology Hub is also planning to launch an incubation centre for new digital and creative start-ups.
Video 2: Laser Cutter at the Mablethorpe and Boston Technology Hubs
Video 3: 3D Scanning at the Mablethorpe and Lincoln Technology Hubs
Video 4: Equpment at Louth and Horncastle
Getting in touch:
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm (appointment required)
Phone: 01522 835097 or 837494
Address: Lincoln School of Art & Design, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS
Twitter: @onlincolnshire #Lincolnhub
The hub is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). All of the equipment at the hub can be used for free by eligible businesses, with just a small charge to cover insurance costs and materials used.