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This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.


Lancaster University

Now approaching its 50th year, Lancaster University is a world-class centre for teaching and research and is located on a beautiful campus in the Northwest of England. Lancaster University is committed to pursuing international research at the highest level. As a leading research-led university, the university has students from over 100 countries studying at its UK campus and teaching and research partnerships across the globe. The university has over 12,000 students across one of the safest campuses in the UK. 92% of Lancaster University graduates go into work or further study and Lancaster has a community of over 100,000 alumni in 138 countries. The research and teaching of the university has a significant impact on society and the economy through its work with business and other organisations.

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation is directed by Dr Mark Bacon, Faculty Director for Business Partnerships and Enterprise in Science and Technology and Dion Williams, Head of Knowledge Exchange Support. The centre is managed by Dr Ruth Alcock of Lancaster University's Environment Centre (LEC).

University of Liverpool

Founded in 1881, the University of Liverpool has an impressive history of pioneering education and research, with a particular emphasis on 'education for the professions'. Today the university is a principal centre of excellence in many disciplines, including engineering, medicine, dentistry, business and law - in its mission to prepare its students for the challenges of the 21st century.

As one of the UK's top 20 research-led universities, the university is working in partnership worldwide. Education creates opportunity and Liverpool is proud to be one of the UK's most inclusive universities, welcoming students from a wide variety of backgrounds and from over 100 countries of the world.

Inventya Ltd

Inventya Ltd is a leading international management consultancy specialising in market intelligence and commercialisation of science, engineering and technology. Operating in five countries with a network of 27 partners worldwide, Inventya Ltd combines a high level of academic accreditation in science and technology, with grass-roots commercial experience in numerous international markets. The company's passion for technology and innovation and evolution out of the scientific knowledge base, enables Inventya to gain an in-depth understanding of new product or service development to guide companies through every stage of the commercialisation process from proof of market to commercialisation and international expansion.

Inventya Ltd is based at Daresbury Science & Innovation Campus (Daresbury SIC), a world class location for high-tech business and leading edge science. It provides a unique environment for innovation and business growth, with knowledge sharing, collaboration and networking. Home to the ground-breaking Daresbury Laboratory and the Cockcroft Institute as well as 100 high-tech companies, its stakeholders are the NWDA, the STFC, Halton Borough Council and the universities of Liverpool, Lancaster and Manchester.