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Businesses sign up to low carbon innovation with Eco-I North West

18 October 2021

More than 80 North West businesses have signed up to a "first-of-its-kind" research and development programme for low carbon innovation.

Eco-I North West is a £14m initiative offering SMEs in any sector the opportunity to collaborate with and access the knowledge base, research facilities and skills of six of the region's universities. These are Lancaster, Central Lancashire, Cumbria, Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores and Manchester Metropolitan. 

The programme, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, will work with more than 300 small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the region over the next two years. It will support the development of 135 new innovative solutions which will save 3,850 tonnes of CO2. 

This is support for businesses to "build back better", enabling R&D, and building networks to drive innovation, which is viewed as good for business and better for the environment. 

Among the businesses already signed up to Eco-I NW are Fibrestar Drums, Biotech Services, Designed Network Solutions, Enviroo, National Air Quality Testing Services, REPIC, Barker and Bland, Kerax, CO2 Extraction, Stopford Projects and Silverwoods Waste Management.

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