Innovation for a better environment

Cross disciplinary research challenge:

Delivering positive environmental impacts through new products, processes and services for the global marketplace.

Context:

We recognise that sustainable development depends on promoting sustainable patterns of consumption and production as well as protecting and managing the natural resources vital for economic and social development.

Research focus

We focus therefore on eco-innovation, which is innovation that reduces the environmental impact of products, processes and services or improves the efficient and responsible use of resources.

Our eco-innovative research often involves working with academic colleagues from Engineering and other disciplines within Lancaster University. We also collaborate in this area with many commercial partners, ranging from major multinationals to small businesses.

This research covers areas including includes:

  • pollution control
  • water management,
  • food production
  • sustainable energy and many other sectors