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Universiry of Liverpool student works with eco friendly social enterprise

A Knowsley based recycling facility has provided job opportunities for more than 1200 vulnerable adults who were long term unemployed, recovering addicts or ex-offenders since it started five years ago. A student from the School of Environmental Science, University of Liverpool, has undertaken their dissertation project with Elixir. and has designed a revolutionary WEEE recycling line for LCD screens which has been implemented by the business. This...

Centre beneficiary exhibits at Chelsea Flower Show

Centre beneficiary exhibits at Chelsea Flower Show

Each summer the eyes of the gardening world turn to the Chelsea Flower Show for inspiration and ideas. This year Ecogrid Limited demonstrated their Ecogrid permeable resin bound surfacing at a 5 star award winning stand RGB9, demonstrating permeability at its best. The exhibit was hugely popular with unprecedented interest being shown to the Ecogrid aesthetic and practical surface...

Overview of the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

Now open for applications from interested businesses

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation is now open for a further 200 applications from businesses which want support to develop their eco-innovative products and services and to position them for a worldwide market. On offer is:

  • Business support and mentoring from leading international technology consultancy Inventya Ltd.
  • R&D support from two leading research universities in the region, Lancaster University and University of Liverpool.

Over the next three years we are looking for 200 leading innovative Northwest businesses which wish to develop new products, new markets and grow.

Register interest now for business support

  • Looking for ways to make money from your technology?
  • Seeking new international markets?
  • Looking for ways to commercialise an idea?

Register now for free support to help you find routes to market and ways of positioning your technology. Register an interest online.

R&D or product development support required?

  • Need assistance with R&D?
  • Got a problem to solve?
  • Need additional resources to determine how to access a market?

On offer are the resources available through two of the UK's leading research institutions. We can offer support with a number of 3-6 months placements with postgraduate masters students or undergraduate projects, backed by the research capability of the two universities.

Register an interest online and complete the project form. This allows you to describe your project, which will then be circulated across the two universities to find the best possible team or teams to offer you a solution. Your challenge may be anywhere from engineering to marketing. Pose the project... see if some of the nation's brightest minds can offer some solutions.

What is Eco-Innovation?

The development of new and improvement of existing products, processes and services which provide customer and business value and deliver a significant decrease in environmental impacts. For us it's a global issue so we welcome solutions which have world-wide application.

Upcoming Events

Lancaster Environment Centre Showcase 2014

Lancaster Environment Centre Showcase 2014

Various speakers

Thursday 18 September 2014, 1600-1930
Lancaster Environment Centre

The Lancaster Environment Centre, a vibrant community of over 450 university and government scientists, is opening its doors to visitors. We have invested £35M in our buildings and facilities during the past decade, housed more than 50 companies since 2007, and worked with over 1000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) since 2005, supporting them with European Regional Development Funds in excess of £18.5M.