A pivotal location for innovation
Its location in the OxCam Arc and the ‘golden triangle’ places Luton at the heart of these two centres and London, provides the ideal backdrop for growth in advanced manufacturing and engineering.
Nearby Oxford and Cambridge, both boast global universities ranked in the top four in the world with Cambridge also home to Europe’s largest technology cluster.
Internationally recognised for its computing research, Luton’s University of Bedfordshire is rapidly becoming a hub of excellence in cyber-security and new health technologies.
Nurturing tomorrow’s growth sectors
In 1905 Vauxhall opened the country’s first large-scale car factory in Luton. Today, the plant is the last remaining light commercial vehicle manufacturer in the UK and its legacy inspires growth of new technologies including innovation in electric vehicles.
Sustainable growth of the airport underpins our economic growth and is a catalyst for our town to become the UK’s home of green technology.
Beyond the airport, the town successfully attracts high-performance technology companies specialising in the design and manufacture of innovative technologies applied to engines, including automotive, aerospace, marine and world-leading research centres.
Pioneering new technology
Luton’s advanced manufacturing and engineering sector builds on our industrial heritage using the latest technologies to establish the town as a global leader.