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3rd Nov 2022 / 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Eco-I NW Innovation Catalyst – Merseyside Symposium

Liverpool John Moores University, Eco-I North West Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Peter Jost Enterprise Centre, Byrom Street, Liverpool L3 3AF

Free (Members)

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By: Lancaster University Management School

A passionate group of business leaders from the Food and Drink Sector in Merseyside have come together to look at the ‘Net Zero Agenda’ within their sector and place.

About this event

This taskforce of engaged SMEs have been able to identify common challenges within their industry through the Innovation Catalyst which began in May. The businesses carried out research and attended Collaboratory sessions to identify the ‘what next’ and they are now asking for your commitment to join their ‘Fight against Net Zero’

This event will bring together our wider Eco-I North West business partners and offers a platform to showcase innovations and business journeys to net zero across the region. The benefit of networking with other like-minded SME’s from different geographies and sectors is not to be underestimated.

We will be engaging our academic, research, funding and policy maker communities, bringing the worlds of business, academia and community together in a fascinating event with speakers, discussion and networking.

There will be lunch included at this event

Symposium Agenda

10.30 – Arrivals & Registration
11.00 – Opening Welcome Address: – Introduction to Eco-I NW & meet the Catalyst members
11.20 – Catalyst Keynote Speaker: Dr Andy Pickard, Manager of Centre for Eco-Innovation
11.50 – Presentations from SME Eco-system partners: Project showcase & posters
12.30 – Lunch & Networking
13.30 – Event Close
We look forward to seeing you there!


Please note:

There is no on-site parking but nearby car parks are listed here and campus map. These links will also be included in email confirmation once registered.

This event will be photographed for Marketing and PR purposes.

For networking purposes your name and company name will be shared with event attendees.

About the project

Eco-I NW is a £14m business Research & Development project delivered by a consortium of universities; Lancaster, Central Lancashire, Cumbria, Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores and Manchester Met and follows 8 years of award winning and successful collaborative Research & Development activities.

Through Eco-I NW, we seek to support low carbon business innovations across the region, and in a time of crisis, we hope to facilitate business recovery, resilience, innovation and growth.

About the Innovation Catalyst

Using a research-informed model, the Innovation Catalyst brings together SMEs, large organisations, industry experts, policy makers, academics, students and Not for Profit organisations to address specific themes and sector challenges, in a way that wouldn’t happen individually.

The current cohort have been tackling some of the challenges facing their individual businesses, the sector and Merseyside as a whole, they have collaborated and created an eco-system in which other key stakeholders have also played, and can continue to, play a part.