Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory



Supporting businesses in the Liverpool City Region to decarbonise

Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory offers businesses in the LCR access to university technologies, academic expertise and financial assistance to support their low carbon journey.

The project is a partnership between Liverpool John Moores University and University of Liverpool, funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority as the lead authority.

Blending university-led research with a capital grant fund, LCEI facilitates clean and sustainable growth, enabling businesses to progress towards their Net Zero goals.

  • Match funding available for low carbon installations and technologies.
  • Academic expertise to help your journey to Net Zero.
  • Support for clean and sustainable business growth.

How it works

Step 1: Scoping

With our knowledge and expertise, LCEI can help you identify the most effective methods to make your business more sustainable. Whether you need assistance in creating a sustainability strategy, reducing energy consumption and expenses, or researching new low carbon innovations, we've got you covered.

Step 2: Action Plan

Following formal registration, the LCEI team will work with you to develop an action plan outlining the tailored support you will receive from the project, establishing timescales and deliverables.

Step 3: Implementation

The action plan will be implemented with the help of LCEI researchers, interns or students. The business will be provided with a comprehensive report based on data they have supplied and addressing the specific business sustainability need or goal. This will illustrate a clear pathway to next-steps carbon reduction.

The LCEI team will also discuss grant funding options and pathways.

Step 4: Grant Application

If appropriate, businesses can progress to a grant application. The grant can be used to match fund the purchase of capital equipment that will help the business to decarbonise and facilitate the transition towards Net Zero.

The LCEI Grant Panel will assess each application on its individual merits and the benefits for the business and carbon reduction.

Step 5: Monitoring

Any greenhouse gas reduction and business improvements made as a result of the collaboration with LCEI will be monitored to determine impacts and the effectiveness of the project.

Find out more

If you are interested in exploring how Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory can benefit your business please get in touch via EcoInnovatory@ljmu.ac.uk or contact John Mathias - Industry Liaison:

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Read about the work of the Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory from 2015 to 2023.