Launch of the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

Friday 30th March 2012

Time: 10:00am-10:45am

Location: Presentation Suite, Daresbury Innovation Centre

Presenters: Dr Mark Bacon, Faculty Director of Business Partnerships & Enterprise and CGE project co-director; Dr Matt Fulton, Liverpool University; Aldo De Leonibus, Inventya

The Centre for Global Eco-innovation (CGE) is now open and ready to receive applications for 3-year graduate projects.

The CGE is the only centre of its kind in Europe and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund. It brings together the expertise, resources and global contacts of Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool, together with international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Ltd. SME-led collaborative R&D partnership with two world-ranking universities underpin the development of new products, processes and services for the global marketplace, which by virtue of their use, manufacture, raw materials, reuse or disposal, deliver positive environmental impacts.

The centre will be supporting a 50-strong team of graduates to work in partnership with SMEs and University academics and use the research as the basis of a PhD programme of study.

In addition to intensive three-year long collaboration with 50 of the region’s most ambitious companies, from October 2012 the centre will provide opportunities for up to 235 additional companies to be supported in their development of new products and services. This will be provided by business mentoring, shorter-term (3-6 month) collaboration with a partner university and brokered introduction into established university-business collaborations. This aspect is delivered by Inventya Ltd and in close collaboration with the UKTI TR&DE Programme.

The first stage for each project is for each SME partner to register an Expression of Interest with the Scheme (one for each project they are interested in supporting).

If you have any questions or need any advice, please get in touch with our interim CGE Project Manager Dr Phil Leigh p.leigh@lancaster.ac.uk

Registration: You can book yourself onto this event via newshub

 

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