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A new project focused on developing innovative low carbon goods, processes and services through collaborative partnerships between university researchers and local companies in the Liverpool city region is set to launch.
The Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory will connect the University with Liverpool city region businesses from any sector through fully funded PhD projects, MRes projects, undergraduate dissertation projects, internships and commercial support.
Dr Matt Fulton from the School of Environmental Sciences, who is heading up the project, said:“This project aims to link university research and development expertise with local companies who want to innovate and ultimately to have a positive impact on the environment. We will work businesses to help them to access expertise and facilities through undergraduate and postgraduate studentship projects.
“The Centre will work closely with companies to identify the course of action to help them, and this will be translated into postgraduate or undergraduate projects.”
“Projects can be based in departments and schools across campus, as long as we can demonstrate it will have a positive impact on green house gas reductions.”
Previous projects funded through a similar scheme, the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, include a University student designing a revolutionary new WEEE recycling line for LCD screens for his final year dissertation, a University graduate working on an internship with local start-up, Farm Urban, to further develop its ‘Aquaponics’ technology.
The scheme also hosted a range of PhDs, work based dissertations and internships across the whole University campus including Engineering, Institute for Integrative Biology and the University’s Management School.
The Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory is funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University and Lancaster University.
If you wish to find out more about the project and how you can get involved then please contact Dr Fulton on M.Fulton@liverpool.ac.uk
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