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Welcome and Introduction
Professor Ahmed Al-Shamma’a
Director of Low Carbon Innovation Hub, Director of BEST Research Institute, LJMU
Our University ambitions and main aims
2012- 2017
• A university that supports and develops targeted areas of
world-leading research excellence and which encourages
emerging areas of excellence with potential for international
impact.
• A university that supports the development of a vibrant and
sustainable research and scholarship environment, firmly
linked to learning and teaching.
• A university that initiates and supports research collaboration
with partners.
• A university where scholarship is central to the personal
development of every member of academic staff.
Our pedigree
• Founded in 1825, LJMU has grown into one of the UK’s most
dynamic and progressive universities. Currently ranked top
100 New Universities in the World.
• The University is organised into Four Faculties comprising 26
Academic Schools.
• LJMU is the 15th largest university in the UK with over 20,000
students in Liverpool and internationally plus 2,500 staff.
• External research funding, from sources such as our industrial
partners, the EU, TSB, directly from Industry, Welcome
Foundation and research councils, including the BBSRC,
EPSRC, MRC, STFC and NERC.
What the Low Carbon Innovation Hub
(LoC) project is all about?
• The Low Carbon Innovation Hub is funded by the European
Regional Development Fund therefore no initial investment is
needed from the companies that we work with.
• The project has the potential to bring significant economic benefits
to the SMEs of Merseyside, supporting businesses to reduce
emissions and develop low carbon technologies that will put the
region at the forefront of new and expanding global markets.
• LJMU has niche and unique strengths in low carbon technologies
and has a key role to play in the implementation of the low carbon
agenda across Merseyside.
Aims
• LoC is to create innovative low carbon goods,
processes and services, developed through
collaborative partnerships between local companies
in Merseyside and University researchers.
• To work with local 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
and the community.
• Giving local SMEs a significant
advantage in areas such as:
competitive
Overview of three themes
Low Carbon Technologies
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Smart Building Technologies
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Energy Management
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Carbon Finance
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Low Carbon Design and Planning
Environmental Management
and Clean Technologies
Renewable Energy
• Environmental Monitoring
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Resource Efficiency
• Air Pollution Control
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Energy from Waste and Biomass
• Waste Management
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Sustainable Business Practices
• Water/ Waste Treatment
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Green Deal Agenda
• Facility Management
Our structure for proven delivery
http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/BLT/BEST/index.htm
Key benefits for SMEs
• The support offered by LoC can help to improve the way your
business operates and help you to comply with future low carbon
business legislation effectively.
• Low carbon innovation can have a number of direct benefits for your
current and future business practices such as:
• Increase Profitability
• Increase Knowledge
• Increase Competitive Advantage
• Access to University Resources (Research Innovation Services, Development
Fund)
• Information Sharing
• Access to Specialist Funding
Examples of Benefits
Low Carbon (LoC) Team
• Mr. Paul Dickson, Project Manager
• Dr. Eduardo Cordova-Lopez, Researcher
• Dr. Mohamad Ateeq, Researcher
• Dr. Mawada Abdellatif, Researcher
• Miss Laura Bainbridge, Marketing & Event Officer
• Mrs Liz Hoare, Project Administrator
Making it? Bringing it all together
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Fully supportive of the LEP low carbon initiatives
Outreach, LJMU
Global Eco Innovation Centre, UoL
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Housing, Sefton
Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Chamber
Growth Accelerator
Open Labs, LJMU

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