The Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory (LCEI) is a member of a new £14M initiative – the Eco-I North West programme - to support businesses in the North West develop low carbon innovation and skills, and to support ‘green’ economic growth.

With funding from the European Regional Development Fund, Eco-I North West will work with SMEs from any sector across the North West region to create innovative low carbon technologies, products, processes and services and develop these through collaborative partnerships with five North West Universities.

Eco-I North West involves the University of Cumbria, Manchester Metropolitan University, and the University of Central Lancashire in addition to the three partner universities in LCEI; the University of Liverpool, Lancaster University and Liverpool John Moores University.

An overview of Eco-I North West, summarising the business benefits and support on offer is given here (ECO-I UoL_2p ), with a selection of case studies provided here (ECO-I UoL_7p).

It builds on the success of the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University and LCEI, which to date have supported more than 700 businesses, created more than 300 jobs and helped reduce carbon emissions through the development of more than 120 new low carbon products and services.

Any North West businesses with potential low carbon industrial projects should contact Simon Quinn, Business Development Manager, on simon.quinn@liverpool.ac.uk

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the six University partners.