Award Winning Centre for Global Eco-Innovation Seeks New Staff

Award Winning Centre for Global Eco-Innovation Seeks New Staff

Established in 2012 as a multi-partner Centre led by Lancaster University, the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation delivers high quality, business-led research to create eco-innovative technologies, products and services.

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation is seeking new staff to help run projects in Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria and Merseyside, working with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and universities of Chester, Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores, Central Lancashire and Cumbria to support businesses with R&D leading to low carbon solutions and a better environment. The Centre is also involved in a series of initiatives with large UK national companies such as RBS and Sainsbury’s and is developing international partnerships in West Africa.

The Centre is located within the “exemplar business engagement facilities” of the Lancaster Environment Centre, one of Europe’s largest centres for environmental research. At the heart of the Centre are people who are researching, developing and innovating to address global challenges, including energy, water, natural capital, resource efficiency, food, and waste, to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits. The Centre team have won two national awards and a Lancaster University staff award for its ground breaking approach to sustainable R&D and knowledge exchange.

Roles sought include:

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The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation demonstrated its value in just three years achieving research rated as world leading, over £4M inward investment, over 300 businesses engaged, over 120 new products and services with environmental benefits, over 260 jobs created and projected savings of 27,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, 46,000 tonnes of water, 19,000 tonnes of materials and 95,000 tonnes diverted from landfill.

For informal enquiries contact Carolyn Hayes: c.hayes2@lancaster.ac.uk

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