Environment and Sustainability Institute
ESI, through the development of a high quality facility, will develop a world leading research centre focusing on areas of economic opportunity.
The Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) is a world class centre of research and excellence in the environment and sustainability fields. The key activities proposed through the ESI project revolve around knowledge transfer and the commercialisation of intellectual property, seeking the further development of the priority environmental technologies sector within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, enabling the ESI to help grow the economy of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by creating jobs, businesses and Gross Value Added (GVA).
ESI aims to work with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly and elsewhere, having built a strong, fit for purpose, knowledge exchange infrastructure on the platform of a financially sustainable, world-class academic institution.
ERDF Convergence has invested in a new 3,200 sq m exemplar research facility, refurbishment of existing facilities, infrastructure and specialist equipment as well as recruitment of specialist academic and associated research staff, university support staff, knowledge exchange staff and operating costs.