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PARTICIPATE with RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE – A Waste to Wealth Webinar

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In May 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement is capacity building. On 6th May we held our Waste to Wealth Webinar which posed the question “Is converting waste to wealth feasible in Africa?”, highlighted the progress of the ACTUATE Projects in Nigeria and Ghana and explored strategic partnerships for sustainability. Moderated by Dr Akan […]

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ViVa La Difference – the challenges and potential of different perspectives in communication between research and business

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In this blog, developed from her highly commended entry to the FLOW “Write a Blog” competition”, Winifred Prempew shares lessons from her experience of the research-business interface. Communication between research and business is imperative to the sustainability of organizations or research institutes undertaking commercialization activities of research and development output. Building and Road Research Institute […]

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Greenenergy: extending bioenergy action to a new generation

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Dr Andrew Amenaghawon, RECIRCULATE Post-Doctoral Research Associate at University of Benin, describes a success story for undergraduates working with the RECIRCULATE and ACTUATE team. An important part of RECIRCULATE and ACTUATE at University of Benin (UNIBEN) is to integrate our undergraduate students into the work of the projects. Part of that is for members of […]

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PARTICIPATE with RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE – International Partnerships Webinar

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In April 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement was partnerships, and more specifically international partnerships and collaboration. On 28th April our International Partnerships Webinar posed the question “Why are international/African research and innovation partnerships challenging and can it be made better?” and explored challenges and opportunities for research & business partnerships in Africa. Moderated by Dr […]

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Spotlight Interview – Prof. Jess Davies

Jess Davies

Prof. Jess Davies is a Professor of Sustainability at Lancaster University and the Director of the Centre for Global Eco-innovation. She was originally trained as an engineer and in her PhD her research focused on developing new technologies that help make aircraft and other safety critical systems more reliable. For the past 10 years at […]

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Spotlight interview – Dr Emmanuel Tsekleves

Emmanuel Tsekleves

Dr Emmanuel Tsekleves is a senior lecturer in Health Design at ImaginationLancaster at Lancaster University. He is also the convenor of Design Research Society Special Interest Group in Global Health and the co-director of the Future Cities Research Institute (Lancaster University, UK and Sunway University, Malaysia). Dr Akanimo Odon recently interviewed Emmanuel to find out a […]

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Spotlight interview – Dr Joanne Larty

Joanne Larty

Dr Joanne Larty is the work package lead for Entrepreneurship and Innovation [WP1] on the RECIRCULATE project. She is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at Lancaster University Management School. In her previous career, she worked as an IT consultant and then moved into marketing and became a Marketing Manager […]

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If you build it, they will understand

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Dr Mike Ajieh describes how the ACTUATE power-from-waste plant at University of Benin is translating RECIRCULATE research into real benefits for energy supply, the environment and student experience. The world is faced with huge challenge of municipal solid waste management. This is due mainly to the sheer volume of waste generated by the continuous increase […]

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Water, community and networks in the RECIRCULATE context

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In this blog, developed from her highly commended entry to the FLOW “Write a Blog” competition”, Kathleen Burke describes her research into sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems. One benefit of doing research is that it encourages you to think about the ‘bigger picture’ that frames the topic you are working on. My PhD at the Stockholm School […]

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