Lancaster is amongst leading universities who are set to benefit from a £50 million investment in cutting-edge research and innovation projects to drive growth. Lancaster's project will use the strong international reputation and links in China, in particular with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, to address the Government's priorities to focus on high-growth SMEs and to increase exports. Using expertise from across the University, it focuses on improved leadership and new technology...
A UK-Canadian team of scientists has discovered ancient pockets of water, which have been isolated deep underground for billions of years and contain abundant chemicals known to support life.
Scientists at Lancaster, Virginia and Oxford universities have produced a web-based tool that allows anyone living in the UK to see their own 'nitrogen footprint'.
Beth Brockett who is researching 'An interdisciplinary approach to modelling ecosystem service delivery at the farm unit scale' for her PhD has organised an knowledge-exchange event.
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
Professor Ming-Lai Fu and Dr Jian-Qiang Su, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen, China
Tuesday 04 June 2013, 1300-1400
LEC Training Room 1
Misunderstood, overweight, henpecked, too few papers and home flooded? Riverine vegetation (not you!) in a multistressor environment
Dr Matthew O¬íHare, CEH Edinburgh
Wednesday 05 June 2013, 1200-1300
LEC Training Rooms 1 And 2
Dr. Matthew O'Hare is Senior Aquatic Botanist at CEH Edinburgh. He is interested in factors influencing the ecology of aquatic plants in the UK, especially river plants. These factors include herbivory and eutrophication but his major focus is on the interaction between water flow and the plants.
Tuesday 11 June 2013, 1000-1400
Hollins Farm, Ennerdale
Free event for all farmers and farm environment advisors