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SEL Environmental

SEL Environmental

A knowledge exchange partnership between SEL Environmental and the University’s Centre for Agroecology and Water Resilience (CAWR)



The Challenge:
  • to deliver the benefits of green space and wildlife friendly habitats into the heart of urban areas.
The Solution:

A knowledge exchange partnership between SEL Environmental and the University’s Centre for Agroecology and Water Resilience (CAWR)

The CAWR academic team supporting the KTP project comprises of Dr Steve Coupe and Dr Liz Trenchard.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are part-funded by Innovate UK, and are designed to help companies improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills. This is achieved by working in partnership with a university and graduate project manager, leading to increases in profitability and growth for the business.



We are delighted to have secured funding for this exciting KTP project. Our knowledge and expertise here at the University will complement SEL’s and together we are aiming to realise the potential for green roofs to create new urban habitat, thereby enhancing local ecological diversity. SEL are already a UK Market Leader in sustainable drainage systems, and we hope this project will also help establish the company as a leader in ecological design principles. – Dr Steve Coupe, Research Fellow,  Centre for Agroecology and Water Resilience 


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