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The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation (CGE) has been announced as a finalist in the Green Gown Awards 2013.
Now in their ninth year, the Green Gown Awards recognise sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the UK.
With sustainable development moving up the global agenda, the awards are now established as recognition of sustainability excellence.
The virtual centre, based at Daresbury Science and Innovation campus, unites the expertise, resources and global contacts of the University of Liverpool, Lancaster University, and Inventya Limited to create new greener products and services that deliver positive environmental impacts.
It is one of five finalists in the research and development category, which recognises research leading to better understanding and/or mitigation of environment impacts, research and development leading to the introduction of new products, and research and development with regard to social sustainability issues.
Iain Patton, Chief Executive of the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges said: “In the face of tumultuous change, sustainability is revealing its value to the education sector. With Green Gown Award application numbers even higher than last year these sector leaders are finding new ways to build financially viable and resilient organisations which prepare employable graduates who are ready for the challenges ahead.”
The winners of the Green Gown Awards 2013 will be announced at the Green Gown Awards’ Ceremony to be held at The Roundhouse, Derby College on Tuesday, 12 November.
Good Luck to colleagues working on this great Knowledge Exchange initiative – not only one that is helping to link academic partners but one that is ensuring that University knowledge and expertise is directly benefiting businesses and vice versa. I know the Centre came close in the recent Impact Awards, fingers crossed it gets the official recognition it deserves this time round!
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