Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory

Posted 22nd May 2017
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Project Name: Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory
Lead Organisation: Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
ERDF value: £2,649,240
Duration: Sept 2015 – Sept 2019
Contact: Paul Dickson p.s.dickson@ljmu.ac.uk
Website: www.ljmu.ac.uk/microsites/ecoinnovatory

Project summary

Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory (LCEI) creates innovative low carbon goods, processes and services, developed through collaborative partnerships between Liverpool City Region companies and University researchers, students and academic staff.

LCEI works with SMEs on an individual basis in order to identify opportunities for low carbon development which will ultimately bring about economic and environmental benefits for businesses, their customers and the community.

The essence of LCEI is to encourage research, innovation and knowledge transfer by offering direct access to facilities at Liverpool John Moores University, University of Liverpool and Lancaster University to SMEs, thus giving them access to cutting-edge exploitable assets and expertise.


The project is led by Liverpool John Moores University in partnership with the University of Liverpool and Lancaster University.

Key Outputs / Results

247 Businesses supported
120 New products to the firm
1,600 Tonnes - Estimated annual decrease in Green House Gases (GHG).

Beneficiary Experiences



Baltic Creative CIC

Baltic Creative CIC was established to provide creative space that meets the varied needs of the creative and digital sector. It is playing a major part in the regeneration of the Baltic Triangle.

One of their key objectives is to promote a sustainable and environmentally responsible cluster. Support is available, in tandem with studio accommodation, to help new creative businesses to establish and develop and to promote networks for collaboration.

Low Carbon Eco Innovatory carried out 3-D thermal modelling, provided advice and consultation on how to improve the thermal condition of the building and where to find suitable funding to help towards the cost of making the building more efficient. As a result of the support from the project, Baltic Creative invested in an intelligent heating and lighting control system.

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Minta Instrumentation

Minta Instrumentation design and manufacture a wide range of high specification temperature sensors (thermocouples) for commercial and military aero engine programmes. They are currently working to develop future greener, cleaner and environmentally friendly aero engine concepts worldwide.

LJMU assisted Minta Instrumentation by carrying out an energy and carbon assessment of the business to help them to become carbon neutral and to enable them to meet supply chain requirements with Tier 1 suppliers such as Rolls Royce.

“It was very important to us as a company that we did not just expand our production facility without any thought to improving the existing working practices, production layout and energy inefficiencies. It was also the right time to commit to becoming a carbon neutral business. We managed to achieve all of these from working with LJMU and MTC.”
Andy Edwards, Managing Director Minta Instrumentation.

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