Eco-innovation means developing products or services that have an improved environmental performance over an existing offer or what currently exists in the market. For example, it could be a new type of paint that goes further or has eco-friendly properties, or a new business model that takes back unused paint for recycling or reuse. It can also mean re-designing existing products or services to be greener, more efficient or suitable for new markets.
We offer tailored support to increase competiveness and profitability through the development of new products, packaging, processes or services, or redesigning existing ones for higher environmental performance. By supporting you through a successful eco-innovation project, you can access new and expanding markets, increase profitability along the value chain, stay ahead of standards and regulations, attract investment, increase productivity and improve technical capacity.
Our experts can plug gaps in the innovation process by helping you to develop a value proposition based on life-cycle thinking, identify clear USPs, and shape the business strategy to align with longer term goals and market opportunities. Our market intelligence and R&D networks support the ideation process and refining of concepts, resulting in prioritised and targeted innovations that can be brought to market.
How it works
Expert Advice: You’ll be working closely with your own dedicated specialist advisor to ensure your business is on-track for success.
Masterclasses: We run a number of masterclasses throughout the year.
Workshops: Get hands-on by attending one of our workshops built specifically for your business area.
Networking Events: Meeting people is essential to growing your business. Become part of our business community and join us at networking events across Greater Manchester.
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Cost to your business
None - it's free to access
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