Centre for Global Eco-Innovation wins Green Gown award

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation has won the `Research and Development’ category at the Green Gowns Awards 2015.

The Centre is a partnership between the University of Liverpool, Lancaster University and Inventya Ltd., working with businesses to develop new environmental products, processes and services through a range of collaborative R&D projects.

To date, it has worked with over 300 SMEs in the North West and has helped support the creation of over 300 new jobs.

The Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional initiatives being taken by universities and colleges across the UK to become more sustainable.

This is the second prestigious accolade the Centre has won within months after winning the ‘Outstanding Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation Initiative’ category in The Impact Awards 2015.

University of Liverpool Centre Manager, Dr Matt Fulton, said: “This award demonstrates the Centre’s success at engaging SMEs with university expertise through undergraduate and postgraduate projects to deliver new environmental, products, services and technologies which benefits both the economy and the environment.”

“Our success achievements mean we plan to expand our activities over the coming years to work alongside LJMU as well as Lancaster University.”

Professor Nigel Paul, Director of the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, said: “This latest national award for the Centre provides a potent demonstration of the power of genuine partnership between world leading academic research at Liverpool and Lancaster, and our exceptional business partners, graduate researchers and partnership management team, including Inventya Limited.”

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation is the only centre of its kind in Europe and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

More information about the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation is available by visiting http://www.cgeinnovation.org/

Please contact Dr Matt Fulton (mfutlon@liv.ac.uk) for further details about the Centre and working with the University of Liverpool.

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