15th January 2020: SGF presents Transport and Geospatial

This evening event hosted by Shrewsbury Geospatial Forum will include technical talks from experts on transport and geospatial. It is also an opportunity to network with others working in geospatial related fields. Keynote: John Murray (Fusion Data Science and...

23rd January 2020: Shrewsbury Water Forum presents SuDS

This event is kindly sponsored by This evening event hosted by Shrewsbury Water Forum will include technical talks from hydrogeologists on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS). It is also an opportunity to network with others working in groundwater and surface water...

29th January 2020: Sustainability in Business Summit (MMBEN Event)

A MMBEN event in partnership with Marches Growth Hub, Business Energy Efficiency Programme  and Shropshire Chamber of Commerce.With corporate entities accounting for two-thirds of global energy consumption (REN21, 2018), a reduction in energy usage by businesses is...

27th February 2020: Smart Rural 3 – Connectivity in Rural Areas

The third in our series of Smart Rural events, this one will focus on connectivity in rural areas.The agenda is still to be confirmed but we will look at hardware and emerging technology, and how these can be applied to solve the challenges faced by rural areas. Under...

26th March 2020: Shrewsbury Forums present Humanitarian Aid

This event is kindly sponsored by: This collaboration event between the Shrewsbury Water Forum and Shrewsbury Geospatial Forum will include technical talks from experts on mapping and humanitarian aid. It is also an opportunity to network with others working in...

About CREST@UCS

CREST@UCS is based at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS), Shropshire, which was established in 2014 by Shropshire Council and the University of Chester. It is one of four funded business support programmes operating out of UCS and targeting the Marches LEP area.

The Centre for Research into Environmental Science and Technology (CREST) is a £1.2M European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project offering support to SMEs. This is done by addressing their productivity challenges and looking at ways to increase their competitivity. Our multi-disciplinary team of experts works closely with SMEs to design, develop and bring new products and services to market; develop processes to save time and/or money; understand markets (e.g. market research, introduction to buyers and suppliers, exploring new markets) and develop successful business models.

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
  • Specialised business support

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

Chris Greenhalgh

Director, Wolf Logic, Beneficiary

“Thanks to funding from the EA and inspiration from the CREST team led by Vicki Ayton and Dr Anne Wheeler, and the software expertise of Yarrington in Shrewsbury,  we are delighted to announce the launch of the first version of the RiverHealthChecker App!

Pete Lambert

River Projects Manager, Shropshire Wildlife Trust

“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]”

Matt Baynham

Islabikes, Beneficiary

Latest Tweets

       

Contact us to turn your ideas into reality and make a real difference:

Contact us to turn your ideas into reality and make a real difference:

CREST@UCS
University Centre Shrewsbury
Guildhall
Frankwell Quay
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY3 8HQ

The Centre for Research into Environmental Science and Technology.