Why we need innovation

Innovation is about finding ways to make things better and do things better.  In the environmental sector, this means finding quicker, cheaper ways to solve our environmental challenges and to create tomorrow’s world in a clean, green way.

EIC’s member companies are doing this day in day out.  From air pollution control, to flood resilience, from city master-planning to cutting carbon emissions from buildings, companies are devising new techniques and new technology to bring about the cleaner future we all want in a cost-efficient manner.

Supporting innovation

EIC wants to see innovation in the environmental business sector rewarded and connected.  We are doing three things to bring this about:

  1. Working with Government to create policy frameworks that provide space and incentives for innovation.
  2. Carrying out an ‘innovation audit’ of the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan (with support from Innovate UK).
  3. Partnering with Lancaster University, who have a world class track record in working with business to deliver and create innovation.

Our Innovation Partner

About the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation is a national award winning initiative which undertakes research and development with a business focus to deliver low carbon innovations. The Centre links business with academia to open up the university resources, expertise and facilities to enable high quality, business led R&D.

Based within the Lancaster Environment Centre, the Centre works across Lancaster University departments, and partners with other universities in the region and the Centre of Ecology & Hydrology. Lancaster University has an outstanding track record of collaboration with businesses, delivering support to over 11,000. The Centre is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.


Eco-I 2019

19 September @ 8:00 am - 20 September @ 5:00 pm

Useful links

The government’s flagship strategy for growing the green economy, as part of the Industrial Strategy. Click here

The Science and Innovation Audit for the North West Coastal Arc, led by EIC’s innovation partner, Lancaster University.

Find out more

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation displays video case studies of environmental innovation on their YouTube page.

EIC’s Sustainable Smart Cities initiative holds a database of case studies showing where cities have found smart technological solutions to solve environmental problems. Click here.

Contact the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation for more details on their work

Contact EIC for more details about how we support environmental innovation.