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The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation makes finals of national innovation awards

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation has been announced as a finalist in the PraxisUnico Impact Awards.

Video overview of the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

The Impact Awards recognise and celebrate the success of collaborative working and the process of innovation: the transformation of knowledge and expertise beyond its creation in higher education, charities and public sector research establishments for the wider benefit of society and the economy.

Eleven projects have been shortlisted for 3 categories from over 76 entries.

The centre is one of three finalists in the Collaborative Impact Award category, which recognises collaborative projects that leverage the intellectual assets of a university's research base.

The centre is a collaboration between Lancaster University, the University of Liverpool, and Inventya Limited, who have united their expertise, resources and global contacts to develop new eco-innovative products, processes and services with ambitious Northwest businesses.

Dr Douglas Robertson, Chair of PraxisUnico, said, "The entries and the chosen finalists are a testament to the diversity and strength of knowledge transfer activity taking place within research and higher education in the UK.

"I would like to thank all those who entered and pay tribute to the many other activities of KT professionals which often stay under the radar but which make the UK a hugely successful environment for university-industry interactions and for transferring research into application for the benefit of society."

The winners of The Impact Awards will be announced at The Impact Awards ceremony at the PraxisUnico Conference Gala Dinner on 13 June in Nottingham.

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.

Thu 23 May 2013

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