Research course

Disruptive Business Model for innovative low energy ICT product adoption

Lancaster University · Lancaster University
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Application deadline: 21st of April 2017

Applicants should hold a first-class or 2.1 (Hons) degree in Business, Marketing or associated subject. Familiarity with a simulation modelling technique, such as system dynamics or agent-based modelling and ideally knowledge of datacentre markets would be an asset.

Months of entry

October, September, August, July, June

Course content

Funded 12 month Industry-led Funded Masters by Research: Ref. No. CGE49

Extreme Low Energy (ELe) is working with the Lancaster University Engineering Department and Energy Lancaster on an innovative cool-operating solution that will transform the way datacentres are implemented and reduce server operating costs and energy use by over 70%.

This project is to investigate and develop a disruptive business model in order to deliver the solution to the market. It will be supported by expertise in both the Lancaster University Management School and the Engineering Department. The project will investigate the time and economic scales of past diffusions of similar technologies and identify key enabling feedback loops using a system dynamics methodology.

This research project will be supervised by Lancaster University and Extreme Low Energy. ELe is a multi-award winning business, named as “Britain’s most innovative small business 2016” and “New Environmental Enterprise of the Year 2016.”

The company aims to transform information and communications technology (ICT) around the world. It offers a range of innovative direct current solutions which allow customers to operate partially or fully off-grid, manage their power consumption and gain substantial savings in energy costs and carbon emissions.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, we need you to have an appropriate qualification in English i.e. A score of 6.5 in IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component), or a minimum overall mark of 93 in TOEFL.

Fees and funding

UK students
approx £2,200 for UK/EU
International students
approx £15,000 per year

The partner business will subsidise tuition fees by £2,000. This means that UK/EU researchers will need to pay circa £2,200 per year, and international students will need to pay circa £15,000 per year.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation