Sustainable business and the green economy

The low carbon sector has seen massive growth in recent years and is particularly important to our region. With our extensive track record of supporting local and regional business enterprise, we are keen to support business innovation that is focused on the green, or low carbon, economy.

Working with the Carbon Trust and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation we are ensuring our programmes reflect our commitment to sustainability and the increasing importance of the low-carbon sector to the local, regional and national economies. Our wide range of expertise also allows us to:

How we can support your business

Low carbon and the economy

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Find out more about how we can help you and your business share knowledge, innovate or conduct research on low carbon issues.

Dr Fred Paterson
T: 01332 592363

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