ARENA Project


About the ARENA project

The ARENA project provides free consultancy to organisations that are developing and marketing environmentally beneficial products and services.

The ARENA project, (Advanced Resource Efficiency and Urban Ecology Innovations), is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is targeted on small and medium enterprises based in the London area.

The Low Carbon Strategy Network Ltd is working with The University of East London to support London start-ups, spin-outs and SMEs seeking to develop and commercialise innovative ideas in the areas of resource efficiency, urban green infrastructure, and nature based solutions.  These sectors are exhibiting significant global growth and ARENA offers practical assistance to qualifying organisations.

The ARENA project supports the Greater London Authority deliver its aims of business growth, job creation and ensuring that London develops as a sustainable city.  Together with The University of East London we are able to provide assistance across a range areas:

  • Business planning
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Operations
  • Finance and funding
  • Demonstraation trials
  • Product assessment
  • Promotion and showcasing
  • Market roll-out and procurement support

Organisations that wish to apply for support should complete an application form on the University of East London website. The link below will connect to the relevant page.

Link to enquiry form

Alternatively, please contact us for an initial discussion to see if the project could be of benefit to your organisation.


phone:  01780 740595

The ARENA project has received funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit


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