Solar panels outside of a city

Business R&D and Innovation Support

We aim to support innovation and growth in a truly sustainable manner. The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) has highlighted the effects of climate change and the urgent need to act now and in all sectors. This represents opportunities for business to develop new low carbon products and services, and our business support is designed to facilitate this.

Better for business, better for the environment

The centre led a Science Innovation Audit published by the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy demonstrating that the North West of England has the knowledge, skills, place and capacity to be world leading in the development of technologies for clean and sustainable growth. As a result the centre now leads on Eco-I North West as is a partner for the Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory project (LCEI).

View Business Support Opportunities

Eco-I North West

Eco-I NW supports north west organisations innovate to secure a prosperous and low carbon future. This £14m project delivered by 6 of the region’s leading universities and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Eco-I NW

Current Eco-I NW Opportunities

  • Net Zero Essentials

    Our Net Zero Essentials two-day practical programme is for Greater Manchester SMEs looking to identify opportunities presented by the transition to Net Zero.

    Designed For: Key decision-makers of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Manchester

    Next Start: 12th & 13th December 2022

  • Low Carbon Innovation Programme

    A three-month programme designed to help Lancashire construction businesses to understand the opportunities presented by the transition to a low carbon economy.

    Designed For: Construction Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Lancashire

    Next Start: 7th February 2023

  • Eco-I NW Eco-Innovation Awards

    A celebratory awards ceremony giving participating SME’s the opportunity to celebrate their innovative low carbon R&D.

    Designed For: Eco-I NW business partners, academics, researchers and students

    Date: 18th May 2023

Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory

The Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory (LCEI) project offers low carbon innovation support to businesses across Liverpool City Region. Part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).



Sign up to our monthly newsletter for the latest news and opportunities for businesses and researchers.

sign up

Contact us

Eco-I North West

Email -

Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory

Email -