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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

Step into my office...

Step into my office...

Matt Fulton, Project Manager for the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at the University of Liverpool, discusses how Eco-innovative technology is changing our landscape.

Thu 28 November 2013

DemoPad launches new hardware

DemoPad launches new hardware

An innovative collaborative research programme designed to boost UK business and exports sees first product launched at international trade fairs

Fri 08 November 2013

Oxley wins double awards honours

Oxley wins double awards honours

Oxley Developments, a global company specialising in the design and manufacture of electronic and electro-optic systems and components, was the proud recipient of two awards at the recent CN Group Business Awards. Oxley were presented with the Innovation Award and was joint winner of the Manufacturing Business of the Year Award.

Fri 08 November 2013

BBC Investigates Morecambe Mud

BBC Investigates Morecambe Mud

When the BBC's Autumnwatch wanted to analyse the calorific value of tiny life forms in Morcambe Bay mud, it turned to Lancaster University researchers for help.

Thu 07 November 2013

Funding in the cleantech sector feature in Energy and Environment Management Magazine

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation has appeared in the autumn edition of Energy and Environment Management Magazine. The two page article on pages 18 and 19 talks about funding available in the cleantech sector and includes key points for small and medium enterprises to consider when accessing funding.

Mon 04 November 2013

Isoprime Celebrates Queen's Award

Isoprime Celebrates Queen's Award

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation collaborative partner Isoprime have been presented with the 2013 Queens Award for Enterprise for achievements in International Trade. As the UK's highest and most prestigious business accolade, the Awards are conferred by HM Queen Elizabeth II, on the advice of the Prime Minister, to organisations with outstanding performance in international trade, innovation and sustainable development.

Fri 25 October 2013

Future farm profits lie in the soil

Future farm profits lie in the soil

Soils hold the secret to future farm profits at a time when making the optimum use of on-farm resources - and relying less on bought-in fertiliser - has never been more important in achieving a sustainable farm business.

Wed 23 October 2013

Dwelle is shortlisted for Britain's Future Home competition

Dwelle is shortlisted for Britain's Future Home competition

Dwelle Limited, a partner company in the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, are one of six organisations to be shortlisted for Britain's Future Home competition in the Sunday Times British Homes Awards.

Wed 09 October 2013

Waste treatment pilot for Arvia's technology

Waste treatment pilot for Arvia's technology

Collaborative partner in the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation Arvia Technology Limited, based near Manchester, are involved in a successful bid to pilot its unique waste treatment technology. The contract, awarded to NuVision Engineering, a US supplier of leading edge technology and engineering solutions to both the Government and commercial nuclear markets, aims to demonstrate an innovative technology for...

Wed 09 October 2013

InfoLab21 resident company makes national awards final for partnership with Lancaster

InfoLab21 resident company makes national awards final for partnership with Lancaster

InfoLab21 resident company DemoPad Software Limited has been announced as a finalist in the Prospects Postgraduate Awards, Best Business Partner category, for their collaborative partnership with Lancaster University.

Mon 30 September 2013

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation supports region's green economy

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation supports region's green economy

A North West centre is driving forward Eco-innovation in the region by helping small and medium sized companies access nearly a million pounds worth of funding and linking them with the best university talent.

Fri 13 September 2013

Small World Consulting supports BT 'Net Good' initiative

Small World Consulting supports BT 'Net Good' initiative

Small World Consulting Limited, Lancaster Environment Centre resident company and collaborative partner in the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, focuses on developing research and understanding around climate change to enable businesses, public organisations, communities and individuals to manage their impact on the environment.

Wed 24 July 2013

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation makes finals of awards for green research

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation makes finals of awards for green research

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation has been announced as a finalist in the Green Gown Awards 2013. Now in their ninth year, the Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the UK.

Thu 11 July 2013

New collaborative partner confirmed for The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

New collaborative partner confirmed for The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation are pleased to announce that BiSN Technologies Limited have been awarded funding for a 3-year collaborative PhD project investigating the use of microbiological techniques to enhance the recovery of trapped oil.

Thu 04 July 2013

Lancaster helps businesses access funds for Eco-Innovation

Lancaster helps businesses access funds for Eco-Innovation

Lancaster University, the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation and the Karim Network hosted an information day and workshop for organisations wishing to access and apply to the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme Eco-Innovation fund and create a product, service or process that has environmental benefits. The workshop,...

Fri 21 June 2013

Successful TSB bids for collaborative companies

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation has assisted 5 companies in submitting successful video bids for new funding to support business and product development through the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Launch Pad.

Fri 07 June 2013

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation makes finals of national innovation awards

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation makes finals of national innovation awards

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation has been announced as a finalist in the PraxisUnico Impact Awards.

Thu 23 May 2013

Over 80 people attend book launch for 'The Burning Question'

Over 80 people attend book launch for 'The Burning Question'

Over 80 people attended the book launch for "The Burning Question - we can't burn half the world's oil, coal and gas. So how do we quit?". Written by Duncan Clark and Mike Berners-Lee, director of Small World Consulting who are an industry partner in the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation.

Wed 15 May 2013

Opening of £9.8m Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

Opening of £9.8m Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

Entrepreneur and former Science Minister Lord Drayson of Kensington says a new £9.8m Centre for Global Eco-Innovation is at the forefront of a green technological revolution.

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Wed 06 March 2013

£3m investment raised with the support of the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation to assist businesses with new product development

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation has supported 4 companies in the Northwest to raise just over £3m in grants and equity investment for the development and commercialisation of innovative eco-friendly technologies.

Fri 01 March 2013

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation launch on Monday 4th featured in THE Campus round-up

Europe's first Centre for Global Eco-Innovation will open next week. The £9.8 million virtual centre will establish collaborative research and development partnerships for the creation of global products, processes and services with positive environmental benefits. It is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and combines expertise from Lancaster University, the University of Liverpool and consultancy Inventya. The launch will showcase 50 local businesses already benefiting...

Thu 28 February 2013

Eco-innovation businesses invited to attend pioneering project launch

Eco-innovation businesses invited to attend pioneering project launch

Ambitious North West SMEs keen to drive forward eco-innovative ideas and products are invited to a major event in Manchester on March 4.

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Thu 21 February 2013

Leading entrepreneur Lord Drayson to give the keynote address at a showcase event in Manchester.

We are delighted to secure Lord Drayson to deliver the keynote address at the showcase event in Manchester on 4th March 2013.

Tue 29 January 2013

First fifty businesses announced in £9.8m eco innovation centre

First fifty businesses announced in £9.8m eco innovation centre

Fifty businesses have been selected to work intensively with university researchers and graduates on environmentally friendly products and services in a radical new research centre.

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Wed 17 October 2012

50 long term research projects confirmed

Fifty exclusive industry linked PhD research projects have been confirmed. Funded by through the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation 50 three year research projects have now been agreed in partnership with leading innovative businesses across the Northwest. These researchers will draw upon the expertise of Lancaster University & University of Liverpool to deliver a long term programme of collaborative research.

Tue 25 September 2012

Vice Chancellor to welcome innovative businesses to Lancaster

Lancaster University's Vice Chancellor will address the owners and research directors from small and medium sized enterprises to mark the start of a new long term collaboration between the university as postgraduate researchers embark upon industry led PhD research supported by the combined expertise of four different departments across the Faculty of Science & Technology.

Mon 24 September 2012

Innovation Vouchers launched

Need support to benefit from the launch of new Innovation Vouchers email enquiries@cgeinnovation.org

Sun 23 September 2012

3 year Funded Eco Innovation Phds open for application

3 year Funded Eco Innovation Phds open for application

Graduates have until 4th June to apply for one of 50 exclusive industry-based three year funded PhDs from the Centre for Global Eco-innovation, a partnership between Lancaster University, the University of Liverpool and international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Ltd.

Tue 15 May 2012

£100,000 Eco Innovation opportunities for ambitious businesses in the North West

£100,000 Eco Innovation opportunities for ambitious businesses in the North West

Businesses have until Monday 11 June to register for funded research and development from a new Centre for Global Eco Innovation in the North West.

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Fri 04 May 2012

Centre for Global Eco Innovation Open Days

Interest for the two open days at Lancaster and Liverpool universities has exceeded our expectation; therefore we are making these events more specific and re-scheduling them for June.

Fri 20 April 2012

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation Drop-in Breakfast

3rd May, The Hub, University of Liverpool

Fri 20 April 2012

Lancaster and Liverpool scientists to lead £9.8M eco-innovation centre

Scientists and knowledge exchange experts at Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool are set to lead a new global eco-innovation centre which will bolster the region's economy in key export markets and drive forward improvements in green technology and services.

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Fri 03 February 2012