Eco-innovation Cumbria

How will your business respond to the need to reduce single-use plastics?

Open Innovation Workshop

Developed by Eco-innovation Cumbria in partnership with Cumbria Action for Sustainability. 

21st March 2018 09:00 – 14:30
Cumbria LEP Conference & Business Centre, Redhills, Penrith (M6 Jn 40)

The focus of the workshop will be on reducing or replacing single-use plastics (not recycling or disposal) and will explore the drivers and opportunities for small-medium sized businesses (SMEs) in Cumbria*.

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Further information and to register – Eventbrite registration

Eco-innovation Cumbria is a 4-year programme to help SMEs just like yours to improve efficiency, grow capacity and develop new solutions for industry. Interested? Get in touch today.

Eco-innovation Cumbria will help SMEs to:

Interested SMEs based in Cumbria should contact us by emailing or calling 01228 888740.

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Want to know more?

How will the programme work in practice?

Eco-Innovation Cumbria will support SMEs in developing their eco-innovation projects, involving either:

  • In-depth and intensive one to three year assistance, provided collaboratively by experienced academics, graduate and PhD students

  • 20 day research projects provided by undergraduate students, supported by academic supervisors

Which sectors are best suited to the programme?

The project will target sectors that contribute to Environmental Sustainability, which could include, but is not limited to:

  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water management
  • Waste management
  • Transport
  • Visitor economy
  • Conservation
  • Natural resources
  • Manufacturing

If you have queries about whether your organisation is eligible, please feel free to get in touch with us by emailing or calling 01228 888740.

What else does Eco-innovation Cumbria involve?

Eco-innovation Cumbria will provide a variety of free workshops and events around Cumbria to explore innovation challenges across multiple sectors, including:

  • Key note lectures to expand knowledge and stimulate divergent thinking in an informal setting
  • One day thematic workshops to explore a range of real and theoretical challenges around innovation
  • Open innovation forums enabling inter-company cooperation around Research & Development, sharing knowledge and experience for mutual benefit
  • Annual overnight residential events to provide an environment in which to share solutions and enable effective problem solving
Seedling in a log

Grow your idea

If you are interested in finding out more, get in touch today to discuss the eligibility of your business with one of our team.

Email us

Call us on 01228 888740

Student internships – application form for students

Paid opportunities are advertised on the University of Cumbria Jobshop

Search using keyword ‘Cumbria’.

Please use this application form and follow the instructions to apply for any of the advertised internships with local businesses.

Application Form

The programme is led by the University of Cumbria, partnering with Lancaster University and the University of Central Lancashire, and funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)