Our partners

Lancaster University

The Centre was conceived, grown and led by Lancaster University. Lancaster University is a global top 1% institution. Our research has been rated as “world leading” in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which assesses the quality and impact of research by UK universities.

Lancaster has an outstanding track record of collaboration with businesses, delivering support to over 5,000 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

The Centre is located within the “exemplar business engagement facilities” of the Lancaster Environment Centre, one of Europe’s largest centres for environmental research.

Through a network of projects the Centre is now working with academic, business, and international project partners.


Academic Project Partners

  • University of Liverpool
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • University of Cumbria
  • University of Chester
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
  • The Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business



Business Partners

  • The Royal Bank of Scotland is a sponsor, and Tesco's, Heathrow Airport, and Kingfisher are Partners in The Innovation Gateway

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International Partner

University of Benin, Nigeria

Local Partner

Boost is Lancashire's business growth hub



Join us

We are seeking new collaborative partners to grow a sustainable and circular economy. We welcome enquiries from researchers, businesses, and other organisations. For more information, please see our contact page.


"As a fervent advocate of our brilliant Centre for Global Eco- Innovation, I’m interested in supporting the creation of a network of such centres across the globe, scaling up - and building on our current achievements. Through applying eco-innovation principles and promoting concrete actions in the field I’m convinced we can harness the resources of the environment to bring prosperity for all."

Former EU Ambassador, Tanzania

"We got involved with Lancaster University six years ago. We’ve now got far more interesting projects, such as the one with Manchester Airport through the Centre, that we couldn’t actually do if we weren’t based here."

Managing Director, Peak Associates