Low Carbon Innovation in Energy Systems: Themes, Trends and How to Get Funded!

–2pm, Bath

Low Carbon Innovation in Energy Systems: Themes, Trends and How to Get Funded!

Do you have an idea for implementing sustainable energy systems?
Would you like advice on how to fund innovation within low carbon energy?
Do you want support to develop or improve methods of delivery or distribution for the renewable energy sector?

Register your interest in this half day event to receive free support from the Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub (STBAH) funded by the European Regional Development Fund, and get advice and input from a panel of experts who have secured funding for innovative businesses and can help you develop your ideas towards market readiness.

The day will include expert speakers, case studies of successful projects and advice on funding and grants. After the main workshop, there will be an opportunity to stay for a networking lunch from 12.30pm – 2pm where you can discuss specific points and the option for tailored 1-2-1 sessions for further information about the support available through the STBAH programme.

Breakfast will be available during registration and a lunch buffet will be provided.
Agenda:
9.00am – Registration and breakfast buffet
9.30am – Introduction to the Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub
9.45am – “From Economy of Scale to Economy of Flexibility – Opportunities in Low Carbon Transition” – Prof. Furong Li, Centre for Sustainable Power Distribution, Dept Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University of Bath
10:10am – “Technical challenges of teh DSO transition” – Oliver Spink, Network Strategy Team, Western Power Distribution

10.35am – “Life in a post subsidy energy market, and the impact of grid operators actions on trying to create a low carbon power environment” – Peter Dennis, Smart Grid Aggregation Analyst, Ecotricity Generation Company
11am – Tea & coffee break
11.20am – “Sustainability and Funding Opportunities” – Sarah Eager, Innovation Lead, Smart Infrastructure, Innovate UK
11.45am – “How to Fund It!” – Panel Discussion including:
Sarah Eager, Innovation Lead, Smart Infrastructure, Innovate UK
Dr Jim Totty, Managing Partner, Sustainable Technology Investors Limited
St. John Hughes, Avenir Energy
Dr. Izaro Lopez Garcia, Industrial Partnerships Manager, University of Bath
12.25pm – Closing statements and next steps
12.30pm – Networking opportunities and buffet lunch
2.00pm – Close

Express your interest in a free place by registering above

This event is part of a free-to-access support package available to businesses working in sustainable technologies and the low carbon sector through the Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub and can provide tailored support to your business to grow efficient and innovative practices.

Once you have attended this event you may be able to access additional bespoke support to help your business progress new ideas, projects, services or products in the low carbon economy – visit www.stbah.org to find out more.

This event is the second in a series for the Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub investigating the support and options for innovation within the low carbon sector, economy and sustainable technologies.
The Expression of Interest is to ensure that your business will benefit from this session and project staff will contact you to discuss your requirements before the event.