Inward investment and productivity

The University is a founding partner in one of UK’s largest public sector manufacturing investments, is integral to major hydrogen scaling initiatives in the midlands, and more businesses continue to join Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park’s established hydrogen and Net Zero cluster.

Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) companies work at the forefront of hydrogen acceleration and adoption, from the manufacturing of hydrogen fuel cells to the cutting-edge deployment of hydrogen's use in aviation.

LUSEP’s hydrogen cluster

These companies make up the largest and most established cluster of knowledge-based businesses co-located on the University campus alongside its Net Zero research capabilities.


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Leading independent not-for-profit specialists in project delivery, innovation support and market development for low emission transport and associated energy infrastructure. Hydrogen roll out projects in UK and Europe.

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Works at the forefront of hydrogen technology as an independent assurance and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries to advance safety and sustainable performance.

DNV website

Intelligent Energy 

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Leading fuel cell specialist and manufacturer focused on the development of lightweight, high efficiency, hydrogen fuel cell systems. Global HQ and prototype manufacturing base on LUSEP, originated from Loughborough University research. 

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National Centre for Combustion and Aerothermal Technology

Global open access research and development hub for low-emission gas turbine technologies, with applications in automotive, marine propulsion and energy sectors. Rolls-Royce is the lead partner.

NCCAT website


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BSI is a global provider of standards and assurance services, including evaluation of products and systems.  Its Loughborough base is an internationally recognised accredited centre of excellence for energy products, helping companies around the world ensure that their hydrogen products are safe and fit for purpose.

Scaling Hydrogen in the East Midlands

The University is integral to major initiatives with the resources and scalability to create a hydrogen superpower in the East Midlands.

Advancing manufacturing on the world stage

Loughborough University is a founding partner in one of the largest public sector investments in UK Manufacturing.

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The Manufacturing Technology Centre

The MTC develops and proves innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile, low risk environment, in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. It is part of Innovate UK’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult and supports several PhD students from Loughborough.