Eco-I North West

Supporting a low carbon economy and a green recovery in the North West

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ECO-I North West offers businesses support to develop their ideas and innovations through our world class academic expertise and cutting-edge technology.

From collaborative research and development right through to delivering commercialisation strategies, Eco-I NW and LJMU can assist your business to realise the low-carbon potential in your products, processes and services. 

Eco-I NW is part of the Industry Innovation Zone at LJMU, with experience collaborating with local businesses on innovation projects.  

In working with SMEs we are focussed on growth which is better for business and better for the environment. The UK government has set ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 and be net-zero by 2050.

Eco-I NW operates across multiple LEP areas; Liverpool City Region, Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria and Greater Manchester.

Eco-I North West is a collaborative partnership between the universities of Liverpool John Moores, Lancaster, Central Lancashire, Cumbria, Liverpool and Manchester Metropolitan, and is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Our Offer and How Eco-I North West works

We provide short term R&D and commercialisation support for SMEs in the North West, in particular the LCR, Cheshire and Warrington and Lancashire. Whether it is product development or considering the next steps for your business’s commercial readiness, we have support to suit your needs.

The Client Journey: SME request for support - Eligibility Checks - Project Scoping - Bespoke Action Plan - Implementation of Support - Monitoring CO2 reduction

We are driven by business needs and put the ambitions of your enterprise in the centre of our collaboration. We will form a collaborative partnership with your business to support you to develop your low-carbon future. Our dedicated team will get to know your business, working with you to map out where and how low carbon solutions could assist your business to develop a new product, improve a process or commercialise your current offer.

Meet the Team

John Mathias
Project Manager

John manages the project and leads on business engagement on the project.

Caroline Arnold
Commercialisation Officer

Caroline supports business commercialisation and coordinates the administration of the project.

Ali Shubbar
Research Assistant

Ali conducts research and development on behalf of businesses

Find out more

If you’re interested in exploring how Eco-I North West can benefit your business, please get in touch to discuss your business and eligibility.