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Business benefits

How your business can benefit from working with Eco-I North west

Through R&D or commercialisation, support through Eco-I NW cannot only result in positive financial and environmental outcomes for your business but also a range of other tangible benefits to your business:

Expanded knowledge base

Through our support we will help you to expand your knowledge and understanding of low carbon challenges, energy management and the Clean Growth agenda, and identify the impact adopting low carbon processes and innovations can have on your finances.

Increased competitive advantage

Through diagnostic tools, workshops and bespoke commercialisation support we can facilitate the development of your value proposition and competitive advantage, and explore markets linked to the low carbon agenda

Access to university resources

Working with a consortium of five other universities, our combined resources will provide you with the best expertise to progress your ideas through cutting edge technology.

Access to networks

Working with so many businesses through our Business Enterprise Centre we nurture a network of likeminded businesses which we can connect you with.

Identify and access funding opportunities 

We can provide your business with support to identify and access funding and investment opportunities related to research and development.

Eligibility for Support

Eco-I NW is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). In most cases the business assistance we provide is free and includes all initial advice, research reports and workshops. If your organisation wishes to pursue recommendations made, this will be at your cost. However, we can provide support to help you identify funding and investment opportunities.

To be eligible for support from the project, businesses will need to meet the following ERDF requirements:

  • Be considered an SME (a small or medium sized enterprise of up to 250 employees
  • Have an annual turnover that does not exceed €50 million and/or an annual balance sheet total no exceeding €43 million
  • Be based in the North West

Unsure of your eligibility? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for further guidance.

Next steps

If you are interested in engaging with a project with Eco-I NW, please contact the team to arrange an appointment to discuss your business and how we can help.