Innovation for a better environment

Cross-cutting research action that stimulates and supports research that cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries to address global environmental challenges.

Action:

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. 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 in collaboration with colleagues in Engineering and other disciplines, includes pollution control, water management, food production, sustainable energy and many other sectors.
Eco-innovation provides a particular focus for our collaborations with many commercial partners, ranging from major multinationals to small businesses.