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Improving Your Resource Efficiency
Improving Your Resource Efficiency – North West Eco-Innovation is a unique opportunity for your business to get ahead of your competitors by exploiting the untapped markets borne out of climate change.
What do we do?
Funded by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and the Northwest European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) North West Eco-Innovation will help hundreds of businesses exploit fresh market opportunities for more environmentally sound products and services.
Our aim is to equip businesses with the necessary tools and knowledge needed to Eco-Innovate - creating longevity and sustainability in a dynamic and vulnerable marketplace; as a result businesses will become sharper and more agile in response to market opportunities and threats. We will provide 3 days to 6 months of tailored business support to develop innovative products and services, to enable you to secure new customers.
Support could include the development of new products and services including:
• product design enabling recycling and re-use
• low or zero waste products
• low carbon products, technology and services
• low resource and material use solutions
• opportunities to access wider supply chains by offering low carbon, low resource, low impact products and services
Participation also allows companies to draw upon a suite of additional services delivered by Lancaster University’s business support programmes including:
• Lancaster Environment Centre’s Graduate Consultancy Scheme, up to 6 months Graduate placement within the business
• The Lancaster Product Development Unit’s Sustainable Design, Rapid Manufacture and Virtual Prototyping Services
Eco-Innovation Team Members - Katie O'Connor, Cath Roberts, David Gardner, Katie Duke and David Brayne
Am I eligible?
Support is targeted at small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Northwest of England. Companies that need help and support to harness their creativity and help to innovate their products, processes or systems which have a positive impact on company growth, turnover and the environment.
How can I participate?
For more information on how Improving your Resource Efficiency can help your business call C-Tech Innovation on 0800 107 8276 or visit the business link website at www.businesslink.gov.uk/northwest/eco-innovation
* Further information is available on the C-Tech Innovation website