United Kingdom: Lancaster University: carbon net-zero data center project

Mar 15, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Lancaster University has announced the launch of its Blackpool Innovation Catalyst project, which seeks to bring together "dynamic organisations" and academics to develop effective "long-term solutions around clean growth and secure digitalisation for their industries."

One of the latest projects part of the scheme launching in March, is the creation of a task force to develop a net carbon zero data center in Blackpool, to explore regeneration through digital infrastructure and renewable energy projects, funded by £448,235 ($585,000) from the UK Government's Community Renewal Fund. Further details around the data center project are yet to be released.

Christopher Lowerson, Community Renewal Fund Programme Manager at Lancaster University, said: "The Innovation Catalyst is unlike any program we have run before. It is not a content-led workshop concept, but is something more unique."

Adding: "We create a stimulating environment for carefully-selected business leaders who have the desire to innovate and be at the forefront of creating an exciting future for their region. We let them drive the conversation, but bring relevant stakeholders and other experts in at key points to inject new knowledge, fresh ideas, stimulate thinking, challenge and share the latest research – which helps facilitate and accelerate innovation."

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