Coal fire

The Organisation

Verteego engages in providing environmental compliance solutions to major industry players in France for monitoring their carbon footprints.

The Challenge

The company was in need of someone who could showcase a number of macro environmental KPIs using UK Open Data with their internal business intelligence, analytics  and Big Data technology, named ‘Jolicharts’.

Skills Sought

  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Report writing 

The Solution

Emmanuel Ugbodaga,a Master’s student studying Environmental Management and Consultancy at the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC), became involved in the student exchange programme for KARIM. One of the major attractions that encouraged him to join Lancaster University was the industry-based project and short internship programmes lined up within the programme. 


This transnational student placement was supported through KARIM.  KARIM, the Knowledge Acceleration and Responsible Innovation Meta-network, is a project funded by the European Union. The aim of this project was to build a network for SME’s, University partners and other 'innovation actors' across NW Europe and by so doing to help boost the competitiveness of innovative SME’s in this region.


Emmanuel designed a set of environmental dashboards using data from Verteego’s open data website and an environmental compliance software called Jolicharts.


To the Company

  • Development of a set of environmental dashboards 

To the Student

  • Gained an insight into a commercial business
  • Networking with stakeholders
  • Development of skills in a business environment 
  • Experience of developing environmental dashboards from open data

Company Feedback 

"Our team here at Verteego cannot question that overall this experience has been extremely positive: the student has done a good job of executing his engagement (consisting of show casing a number of macro environmental KPIs using UK Open Data with our internal business intelligence / analytics / Big Data technology named Jolicharts), and also at revealing how we could improve our management methods for people working at a distance.

"Without the Lancaster Environmental Centre at Lancaster University and the Paris Region Innovation Centre, and without KARIM, we would’ve probably never had this interesting opportunity from many stand points: making people from different cultures work on a project remotely, being one of them. If we had to apply again, we would definitely do so!" Verteego Team.

Student Feedback

“I could maximize industry experience together with rigorous taught modules in obtaining an overview of my field of specialty and determine in what area I would have the most impactful contribution. The internship programme was far more beneficial than I envisaged as it assisted me in choosing an appropriate research topic for my current industry based dissertation on Energy Efficiency Indicators.” Emmanuel Ugbodaga, student, Lancaster Environment Centre.