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The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation makes finals of national innovation awards
The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation has been announced as a finalist in the PraxisUnico Impact Awards.
Video overview of the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
The Impact Awards recognise and celebrate the success of collaborative working and the process of innovation: the transformation of knowledge and expertise beyond its creation in higher education, charities and public sector research establishments for the wider benefit of society and the economy.
Eleven projects have been shortlisted for 3 categories from over 76 entries.
The centre is one of three finalists in the Collaborative Impact Award category, which recognises collaborative projects that leverage the intellectual assets of a university's research base.
The centre is a collaboration between Lancaster University, the University of Liverpool, and Inventya Limited, who have united their expertise, resources and global contacts to develop new eco-innovative products, processes and services with ambitious Northwest businesses.
Dr Douglas Robertson, Chair of PraxisUnico, said, "The entries and the chosen finalists are a testament to the diversity and strength of knowledge transfer activity taking place within research and higher education in the UK.
"I would like to thank all those who entered and pay tribute to the many other activities of KT professionals which often stay under the radar but which make the UK a hugely successful environment for university-industry interactions and for transferring research into application for the benefit of society."
The winners of The Impact Awards will be announced at The Impact Awards ceremony at the PraxisUnico Conference Gala Dinner on 13 June in Nottingham.
The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation is the only centre of its kind in Europe and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
Graduate Projects Including International Placements
Saturday 06 July 2013, 1200-1600
Lancaster Environment Centre
LEC offer you the opportunity to visit us at regular intervals throughout the year to discuss your needs and the opportunities LEC offer. A typical open day provides you with the chance to:
Professor Kirk T. Semple, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University
Tue 09 - Wed 10 July 2013
LEC Training Rooms 1 And 2
Tuesday 9th July, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Mon 23 - Wed 25 September 2013
Lancaster Environment Centre
This module looks at Feedstocks and Technologies for Energy and Fuel Generation