Do you want to see your product flying off the shelves? Turn your bright idea into a thriving success with a chance to benefit from approximately £15k in funding! It’s a great opportunity to develop, test and prove your products with the experts.

Lancaster University and Yordas Group are offering businesses their world class scientific expertise, technical knowledge and state of the art equipment. Valued at approximately £15,000, this fully funded scheme is a great opportunity to help you to take your business to the next level, reach new markets and gain the recognition that you deserve.

Packaging, labelling, product compliance, product sustainability, management systems, these are all areas that we are currently helping Lancashire SMEs with. Come along and share your innovation challenge. Allow us to help you take your business to the next level.

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Contact us to find out more about the NextGenChem Hub project and how you can use this fully funded support to kick start your business.

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    Pink Link is pleased to collaborate with the NextGenChem programme to support female entrepreneurs in Lancashire. This programme will enable SMEs to co-develop new products, test processes and find solutions to innovation challenges.

    Explore a unique industrial insight to your research and development challenges. Have your products tested for market, test formulations and chemical processes. From packaging and labelling, exploring product sustainability and compliance, finding environmentally friendly solutions and testing management systems to improving efficiency for manufacturers and providers. The results will help you to boost productivity, improve brand awareness and help make your business more profitable.


    Our leading scientists will provide you with the tools and methods to speed up innovation for your products and processes. They will help you solve business challenges and design innovative solutions to overcome them.


    Expert consultancy and state-of-the-art facilities to help solve your innovation challenges. You will learn about the latest R&D trends and suitable next-generation chemistry and technologies.

    It is so important to engage with academics and scientists who can ensure that your products are tried and tested before they are available in the market place. Their knowledge and resources are invaluable to the success of a product, not only ensuring that information for the customer is accurate and safe but all options can be explored.

    Melissa Snover, Founder of Nourished.
    Lancaster University Alumni
    2014 Business Woman of the Year Enterprise Vision Awards


    Do you use chemicals in your products? From candles, beauty and skincare products, furniture, machinery and products for the home or office, food and drink products, healthcare supplements and clothing manufacturers. The answer is probably yes and we can help you. Book your place to find out more.


    The programme is co-designed by Lancaster University and Yordas Group to address the R&D challenges of 300 Lancashire based SMEs involved in chemicals production and usage such as in the aerospace, automotive, energy, applied healthcare and life sciences sectors. NextGenChem is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.