Centre for Sustainable Innovation

Where embracing change and collaboration leads to positive transformation. 

Contact Details

Sara Boswell, Director of Centre for Sustainable Innovation


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In the rapidly changing landscape of business, sustainability isn’t just an option – it's a necessity. Businesses face numerous challenges on their journey towards growth, environmental and financial sustainability and innovation. Limited resources, lack of expertise and market pressures often hinder their progress.

That's where the Centre for Sustainable Innovation (CSI) steps in – a guiding light for businesses ready to embrace a greener, more profitable future.

Transform your business, secure your future

At the CSI, we understand the unique struggles businesses face.

Our comprehensive, wrap-around services are tailored to address your specific needs. Imagine having access to cutting-edge research, expert consultations, and collaborative space all under one roof!

  • Tailored solutions to boost business growth – Improve success rates, drive value and change your business outcomes.
  • Proven methods for successful organisational change – Stay ahead of the competition, let us help you future-proof your business.
  • Innovative digital solutions for modernising businesses – Let our digital experts shape your physical world for a more profitable future.
  • Expert advice on sustainable practices – Strengthen your brand positioning, elevate your business offering and minimise waste.
  • Strategies to achieve carbon neutrality – Let our climate experts help you make a meaningful transition to a brighter future.
  • Partnerships that amplify opportunities – With partners like the Growth Co and GMCC to name but a few we can support your innovation journey with the right network.
  • Access to world leading facilities: – Being based out of the Salford Business School at the University of Salford means we have direct contact with Energy House 2.0 and NERIC as well as the Robotics Centre and many more state-of-the-art, innovative media and research centers.
Our areas of expertise

Digital Transformation

In this ever-changing world of digital innovation the University of Salford is at the forefront of many digital first projects and initiatives across the region, transforming the educational and working environment in Greater Manchester and beyond.

  • In order to thrive in a competitive environment, it’s essential that businesses are able to innovate and adapt continuously.
  • Digital transformation can help businesses to innovate faster, respond to market changes, and deliver better customer experiences. 
  • If you want to make the most of your digital transformation we can support you to consider how this would streamline operations, improve efficiency, reach wider audiences, and enhance customer experience.

Change Management

From start-ups to multinationals, we have the experience and knowledge to implement processes that improve profitability, enhance revenue and restructure your processes to best fit with the demands of today’s economic landscape.

  • Change is a constant in today’s business environment, and businesses need to be agile and adaptable. We will assist businesses of all sizes to navigate transitions, engage employees, enhance performance, foster innovation, and ultimately achieve their desired outcomes in a structured and effective manner.
  • Embracing change can foster a culture of innovation. Change management techniques encourage employees to embrace new ideas, experiment with different approaches, and continuously seek improvement.


In this turbulent economy, rising pressure from policy makers and the global concern for the environment have added multiple stresses to industry and business leaders. Let our experts guide you to a brighter, more profitable future, with our expertise in sustainability and net-zero practices.

  • As a business in the 21st century can you afford not to embrace sustainable solutions? 
  • Adopting sustainable solutions is not only beneficial for the environment but also for your business in terms of cost savings, brand reputation, compliance, employee morale, access to new opportunities, market resilience, and innovation.
  • It is a strategic decision that can contribute to long-term success and create positive societal impact.