23rd May 2019: Shrewsbury Water Forum presents Small Brownfield Sites

The Shrewsbury Water Forum is an informal professional business networking group aimed at promoting the water science sector, with links to CREST at University Centre Shrewsbury.The evening event will include technical talks from hydrogeologists on the problem of...

September 2019: Making Waste Work for Your Business

Dr Julieanna Powell-Turner will host this free event on how waste can work for your business. The event is open to SMEs based in and trading in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. More information to follow soon. CREST@UCS is part funded by the European Regional...

8th October 2019: Smart Rural Part 2

After the success of our first Smart Rural Event, we have a second one planned for September. This time the focus will be on energy solutions, fuel poverty and behavioural change. More details to follow soon.CREST@UCS is part funded by the European Regional...

13th November 2019: Why Recycle, is it Worth it??

The UK used to ship waste to China for recycling until China imposed a ban on plastic waste imports.  There is a danger that low grade plastic, poorly sorted, contaminated, or degraded, could become hard to place anywhere. Recycling has become a way of life in the UK....

Date TBC: Is the Future of Transport Hydrogen or Electric?

Prime Minister Theresa May announced £106 million for R&D in green vehicles, new batteries and low carbon technology at the UK's first Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in 2018.  Does this mean that the future for the transport is solely electric or will hydrogen play...


A Shropshire based environmental science and technology research centre, at University Centre Shrewsbury, developing solutions to meet the needs of small and medium sized enterprises in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

CREST@UCS offers fully funded support through research and specialist advice, to help SMEs and start-ups develop innovative ideas. Our support can range from assistance with funding applications to helping create a product before bringing it to market.

We can work with you to access the expertise and knowledge that currently exists across the region, focusing on environmental technologies, products, systems and services, to help your business grow and succeed. 

We can offer:

  • Up to 12 hours of free innovation support, with the potential for longer term research projects
  • Direct support from our team of Business Development Managers
  • Themed innovation workshops and masterclasses
  • Access to a team of academic experts and state-of-the-art laboratory
  • Opportunities to involve students in research projects
  • Access to drones and a geospatial service

“CREST support has enabled us to accelerate product development and the advice given by Dr Andrew Miles has been invaluable.”


Director, Wolf Logic, Beneficiary

“Many thanks from all of us at Shropshire Council who attended Wednesday’s event. The quality of all the speakers was excellent, made even better by the fascinating subjects they covered. All round a hugely enjoyable day and very relevant for me working in planning and development management. Thanks also to the caterers for a splendid lunch.”

Frank Whitley

Technical Specialist Planning Officer, Shropshire Council, Smart Rural Event Attendee

“We thoroughly enjoyed the morning; hearing comments and challenges from the group was extremely useful and has given us some valuable alternative perspectives… [for product development]”


Islabikes, Beneficiary

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The Centre for Research into Environmental Science and Technology.