Eco-I North West

Eco-I North West: Supporting England’s North West businesses innovate to deliver low carbon solutions.

This £14m project delivered by 6 of the region’s leading universities follows 8 years of award-winning R&D activities. Eco-I NW opens up huge regional resource to businesses, facilitating resilience, innovation, collaboration and the development of new low carbon products, processes and services.

Why work with us?

  • Access award-winning business and innovation support
  • Benefit from knowledge and skills demonstrated to be world leading in a UK Science Innovation Audit
  • Gain access to people, facilities, understanding and resources to support your business in 6 leading regional research institutions
  • Double the potential return on R&D investment through working with a university
  • Address key challenges and lead a sustainable revolution in your sector
  • Discover and work with a network of like-minded businesses, peers, stakeholders, collaborators and global contacts.

Eco-I NW can support your organisation with short-term innovation or research projects and with long-term technical R&D. Please see the diagram below for an overview outlining how we can help.


Read the leaflet here.

Funding and eligibility

This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It is led by the University of Cumbria partnering with Lancaster University and the University of Central Lancashire and is available to ERDF eligible businesses.

  • European Regional Development Fund
  • Northern Powerhouse
  • Lancaster University Management School
  • University of Central Lancashire

Get in Touch

Contact us today for help and advice on starting or growing your business.

Tel: 0844 257 8450