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Ten Years of Innovation

An ice cream party marks the 10th birthday of a building that has been home to a pioneering business development programme. The £8.6m Gordon Manley building, named after the famous climatologist who was the first head of Lancaster University’s Environmental Studies Department, was opened in May 2007 by the then President of the Royal Society,…
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A Day in the Life of: Laura, Innovation Fellow

The Centre started back in 2012 and I was actually part of the first cohort of Graduate Researchers. I worked on my PhD in collaboration with a local SME (Fern Innovation) developing small scale in-stream riverine hydro-turbines. My research looked at the barriers to small-scale hydro development in a bid to inform future…
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Supporting eco-innovation in Africa

19th May 2017 Commonwealth fellows study Lancaster University’s successful model of university-business partnerships to help find solutions to Africa’s environmental challenges. Four African academics are spending two months at Lancaster University learning from some of the University’s pioneering initiatives to bring businesses, academics and policy makers together to find solutions to environmental problems. The four,…
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CIWEM Rivers and Coastal Group Study Weekend

Recently Lancaster University hosted the Rivers and Coastal Group Study Weekend organised by CIWEM.  The main aim of the weekend was to share knowledge and best practice across both the physical and social elements of managing flood risk. Attendees included Lancaster University lecturers, current and past students, representatives from businesses and government agencies and staff…
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