Welcome to RedCAT


Who we are

RedCAT, the Lancashire Centre for Alternative Technologies, pump primed by investment from the GETTING BUILDING FUND, is an initiative developed and led by East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Conceived in December 2019, in partnership with regional and national bodies (AMRC NW, Environment Agency) and innovation leaders in the low carbon field, RedCAT provides a pathway of financial and R & D support to accelerate the commercialisation of low carbon technologies.

Our Launch

25th March 2021

Chamber Chief Executive Miranda Barker, believes it will play a vital part in driving a green economic recovery. Miranda, says:

“We will be working in partnership with Lancashire’s new low carbon innovators and our established advanced manufacturers seeking to diversify into low carbon component manufacture, driving the development and funding of new green technology products.

“RedCAT’s mission is to ensure support for the manufacture and adoption of low carbon tech across Lancashire to drive economic green recovery and resilience. We’re looking to create manufacturing opportunities and jobs in Lancashire and to see low carbon innovation from the county exported overseas as part of the move towards a global net zero carbon future.”

David Taylor CBE DL, Chair of Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, said:

“The Getting Building Fund at its heart is about creating new economic opportunities post pandemic, and RedCAT, Lancashire’s Centre for Alternative Technologies, being launched here in Accrington today, will do exactly that. By helping to fund and grow the County’s low carbon technologies jobs and expertise, supporting advanced manufacturing and the export of UK designed and built low carbon technology to the world. This is exactly what we mean when we look at levelling up, putting Hyndburn and the County at the heart of innovation and development”.

Housing Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said:

“I’m delighted that the Getting Building Fund has supported this important project that is helping to unlock Lancashire’s potential as a net zero county and economy. RedCAT will not just help Lancashire decarbonise but will also drive a sustainable recovery from the pandemic.”

How can you help?

By Inventing

By Investing

By Manufacturing

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