Lancaster Environment Centre

Lancaster Environment Centre

We support businesses and communities to develop low carbon ideas, promote local and national economic growth and innovation, and supply highly skilled and employable graduates.

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Net Zero Collaboration of the Year

Lancaster University’s Centre for Global Eco-Innovation has won the Net Zero Collaboration of the Year category at the prestigious national PraxisAuril KE Awards 2023.

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We encourage collaboration and the exchange of knowledge between researchers and businesses, local authorities, professional bodies, charities and a wide range of other stakeholders to ensure that businesses and employers are supported to grow, become more innovative and productive, and can access the skills that they need.​

Please contact us to discuss how we can help provide solutions to your research or training needs.

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The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation: Leading Low Carbon Innovation

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation is building an international platform for an alliance supporting university-business collaboration. We deliver high quality, business-led research to create eco-innovative technologies, products and services. We educate and train skilled people able to develop, deliver and advance eco-innovation throughout their careers.

Funded projects from 1 month to 12 months available for Small to Medium-sized Enterprises based in the North West.

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Solutions to Global Challenges

We are working with our international research and business networks to drive Sustainable Development. Eco-innovation delivers the goals of sustainable and equitable societies and economies and is a route to delivering the “green economy”, which the World Bank estimates had a global value of $3.4 trillion in 2015, predicted to grow to more than $8 trillion by 2025.

RECIRCULATE will support new partnership-based approaches to enable African researchers to grow transformational impact through working with, in and for their communities and developing robust, durable and equitable partnerships with UK researchers. It combines excellence in scientific research (environmental science, crop science, engineering, microbiology), social science and management research (entrepreneurial learning and knowledge exchange) with knowledge exchange and capacity building.

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Solutions to Global Challenges
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Supporting Challenge Driven Research

A challenge-driven approach provides a focus for all our research at the Lancaster Environment Centre, ensuring our work helps provide the underlying knowledge needed to find effective solutions for our external partners and creates significant outcomes and impacts.

A wide range of facilities and equipment enable integrated studies of terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric systems, using chemical, biochemical, physical and biological analysis.

Read about some of our Research Challenges

Supporting Skills and Employability

We support the development of strong links between universities and employers to boost the employability of graduates and recognition of the value of graduate skills. We provide businesses with an extensive range of ways to access the technical expertise of our students through internships, partnerships, collaborative award studentships, project work, and careers fairs. Flexible work based training options with progression to Master's level qualifications are currently open for recruitment in Flood and Coastal Risk Management and Food Challenges for the 21st Century.

Our Services

Contact our Award-Winning Engagement Team

People are key to successful relationship building and we have an experienced multiple award winning team of knowledge exchange staff able to drive your ideas forward. We use our expertise and applied research knowledge to offer a range of services from business development and intelligence  to bid writing support. Please contact us to find out how we can support your ambitions.

Ruth Alcock

Dr Ruth Alcock

Head of Enterprise & Business Partnerships

Carolyn Hayes

Carolyn Hayes

KE Partnerships Development Officer

A11/A12, A - Floor, LEC lll
Chris Holroyd

Dr Chris Holroyd

Business Partnerships Manager

A13, A - Floor, LEC lll
Paul McKenna

Dr Paul McKenna

Business Partnerships Manager

+44 (0)7964 079808 A11/A12, A - Floor, LEC lll

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