Clean Growth UK is delivered across the North by Liverpool John Moores University.

The Faculty of Engineering and Technology at Liverpool John Moores University plays a unique role in fusing industry and academia together, to promote value-added engagement and help strengthen the culture of innovation within the university and the business community. It leads and delivers a range of business innovation programmes, including Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory, LCR4.0, LCR Activate, Maritime SuperSkills and Local-i.

Your menu of support

Support available through the North hub:


Our regional hubs connect you with the university resources, expertise and facilities you need to develop, test and validate clean and green innovations.

You can get:

  • Specialist University expertise and facilities
  • Innovation and R&D funding
  • Innovation project delivery
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
  • Student projects

Commercialisation and funding

We’ll help connect you with business growth support programmes offered across the region offered by a variety of organisations.

We also offer:

  • Free workshops
  • 1-2-1 advice and coaching with Clean Growth UK Specialist Advisors, in areas such as business and commercial strategy, market exploration, finance, IP, legal services and procurement.

Interested? Join us, and arrange a Discovery Meeting with one of our advisers to kick-off your support.

Latest regional opportunities


Supporting SMEs in the Liverpool City Region to innovate and grow through the adoption of new digital technologies.


LCR Activate

Providing hands-on support and funding to help Digital, Creative and Createch businesses grow using emerging technologies, such as AI, Machine Learning, Virtual and Augmented Realities, Big & Open Data, High-Performance Computing, Cloud and Cognitive Computing.

Meet the team

Anthony Seasman
Projects Manager

As Clean Growth UK Project Manager (LJMU), Tony manages the CGUK team at Liverpool John Moores University. Much of his time working with businesses has been devoted to environmental support and since arriving at LJMU 5 years ago, he has been helping businesses to grow with a focus towards low carbon innovation.

Sharlene Whittle
Projects Co-ordinator

Sharlene brings over 25 years’ experience in project management for large business support contracts, with both EU & UK funded projects and programmes.  She has also ran her own consultancy business, where she provided project management and business support to public, private and third sector organisations.

Nick Doran
Industrial Proposal Writer

Nick coordinates the overall bid process by assisting businesses and academics to attain funding and enhance knowledge sharing to support low carbon development in the UK.  Nick holds a degree in English and French Laws and is undertaking a part time masters in Sustainable Food Waste Management.

Neale Davies
Industrial Proposal Writer

Neale’s work involves assisting businesses and academics in attaining funding and developing comprehensive bids. After completing his Masters degree in mechanical engineering, Neale applied his passion for sustainable technologies to a PhD with the ‘Centre for Engineering Sustainability’ at the University of Liverpool.

Dr VJ Karunamoothei

Research Project Co-ordinator

VJ provides scientific insights on the topics of Smart Building Technologies, Energy Management, Carbon Finance, microwave technology and sensing applications, low carbon design and planning. VJ applied his passion after completing his MSc and Mphil to pursue his PhD on renewable energy on food waste with the used of Microwave Plasma Technologies.

Get in touch with Liverpool John Moores University

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