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Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap between business and academia in West Africa, with help from Lancaster University

Tue 02 August 2016

North West firms urged to tap into Lancaster's funded business-led R&D initiatives

North West firms urged to tap into Lancaster's funded business-led R&D initiatives

Lancaster University is providing a unique opportunity for ambitious North West small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to take advantage of funded three-year industry-led research and development initiatives with support worth up to £100,000.

Fri 29 April 2016

Putting plants on a (water) diet

Putting plants on a (water) diet

The first graduate on one of the UK’s biggest industry focused environmental PhD programmes walks straight into a tailor made job in horticulture

Thu 11 February 2016

Green Gown Award

Green Gown Award

Business-boosting environmental research and development programme scoops another national award.

Mon 14 December 2015

Big on business impact

Big on business impact

The Centre for Global Eco-innovation has won the ‘Outstanding Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation Initiative’ category in The Impact Awards 2015, backed by all seven UK research councils.

Thu 08 October 2015

Innovation is the key to securing future funding

Innovation is the key to securing future funding

North West SMEs gathered to learn about accessing UK and EU funding, financing and intellectual property. Businesses heard from advisors from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, Merseyside Special Investment Fund and patent and trademark attorneys, Wilson Gunn, at an event held at Haydock Park Hotel.

Wed 17 June 2015

Collaboration boosts UK’s food economy

Collaboration boosts UK’s food economy

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation’s project Farm Urban has been featured on the National Centre for Universities and Business website as a success story. The piece highlights how the Centre placed a student internship with the business which specialises in urban farming technologies.

Fri 29 May 2015

Final call for North West SMEs to benefit from eco-innovative support

Businesses across the North West have a final opportunity to tap into the region’s eco-innovation programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Fri 29 May 2015

Event: Innovation and Collaboration for Small Businesses: Funding, Financing and Intellectual Property

These events are organised by the Centre for Global Eco Innovation. The Centre has already helped over 200 SMEs and we can support a further 35 companies for free, courtesy of Europe. www.cgeinnovation.org

Fri 01 May 2015

Graduate Researcher wins award at British Society of Soil Science

Graduate Researcher wins award at British Society of Soil Science

Graduate researcher Jack Poleykett won the prize for the best student paper for his talk on ‘Dual signature tracer: a new tool for soil management and research’ at the British Society of Soil Science meeting. Jack is doing a PhD through the Centre for Global Eco Innovation which pairs graduate researchers with companies and organisations wanting to develop their business offering through environmental research. See Jack’s recent video about his particle tracking research, carried out...

Tue 09 September 2014

University 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...

Tue 22 July 2014

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...

Fri 06 June 2014

Playing Parasites

Playing Parasites

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation graduate researcher Stephanie Bryan takes a look at why rugby fans have been learning about plant parasitic nematodes.

Thu 13 March 2014

Oil industry problems addressed in new collaboration

Scaled Services Ltd have recently successfully applied for funding toward the development of biodegradable scale inhibitor for use in the oil industry where the precipitation of minerals such as barite, BaSO4, and calcite, CaCO3, presents a major problem.

Mon 03 March 2014

Student support for social enterprise

Student support for social enterprise

Elixir Group have recently completed a student dissertation project with Jonathon Clarke from the School of Environmental Science in the University of Liverpool, arranged by the centre's Liverpool team Dr Andy Plater and Dr Matt Fullton. As part of his undergraduate dissertation project Jonathan has designed a new WEEE recycling line for LCD screens, which Elixir have put in place and are hoping to start processing waste screens in the next few weeks....

Mon 03 March 2014

Croft Filters provides rapid response for TCO UK

Croft Filters provides rapid response for TCO UK

Leading filter manufacturer, Croft Filters, has helped global oilfield services company, TCO UK, develop state-of-the-art fluid handling equipment as part of a wider project for the oil and gas industry.

Wed 05 February 2014

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation researcher wins Dean's Award

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation researcher wins Dean's Award

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation researcher wins Dean's Award

Fri 17 January 2014

Dwelle wins British Home Awards 2013

Dwelle wins British Home Awards 2013

Dwelle, collaborative partner in the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, have been announced as winners of Britain's Future Home competition at the British Homes Awards 2013 due to the "Lifetime dewlle.ing" home design. This eco-home design uses a pod system to allow houses to be extended...

Fri 17 January 2014

Environmental Challenge Competition

Environmental Challenge Competition

The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge is open to individuals and organisations. Interested parties should submit an innovative project which looks to provide sustainable access to safe water or improved sanitation where it is presently at risk.

Fri 06 December 2013

De-icer treatment trials take-off at Manchester Airport

De-icer treatment trials take-off at Manchester Airport

PhD student Andy Freeman explains how a new de-icer treatment system could provide the solution to one of the most challenging environmental issues facing modern day airports.

Thu 28 November 2013