Studentships to help businesses go green

Studentships to help businesses go green

Businesses looking to become more eco-friendly are set to benefit from a new ‘Studentship’ programme being launched by the University of Liverpool.

A new project focused on developing innovative low carbon goods, processes and services through collaborative partnerships between university researchers and local businesses is set to launch.

The Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory will connect the university with local businesses from any sector through fully funded PhD projects, MRes projects, undergraduate dissertation projects, internships and commercial support.

Dr Matt Fulton from the School of Environmental Sciences, who is heading up the project, said: “This project aims to link university research and development expertise with local companies who want to innovate and ultimately to have a positive impact on the environment.

“We will work with businesses to help them to access expertise and facilities through undergraduate and postgraduate studentship projects.

“The centre will work closely with companies to identify the course of action to help them, and this will be translated into postgraduate or undergraduate projects.

“Projects can be based in departments and schools across campus, as long as we can demonstrate it will have a positive impact on green house gas reductions.”

The Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory is funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University and Lancaster University.

If you wish to find out more about the project and how you can get involved you can contact Dr Fulton on M.Fulton@liverpool.ac.uk