The Eco-innovation Workshop

The Eco-innovation Workshop

15th April 2010
UCA Farnham
Farnham
Surrey

FREE event

Organised by: The Centre for Sustainable Design

Strategic partners: LTN
Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network

Supported by: Hampshire Sustainable Business Partnership

In association with: network for eco-innovation

Background

There are growing market opportunities for companies that are developing and/or have developed innovative environmental products and technologies.  Specific emerging opportunities include the development of ‘zero’ carbon and ‘net zero carbon’ buildings in line with the Code for Sustainable Buildings, ‘windows’ for low carbon technologies related to advent of UK feed-in tariffs, smart metering and the greening of government procurement.

However there are many challenges in moving good ideas through prototyping, research & development to demonstration and commercialisation. This leaves many start-ups, inventors and existing companies left scratching their heads for answers.

The Eco-innovation Workshop will attempt to tackle the above and other questions through a series of practical presentations and discussions.

Target audiences

The workshop is particularly aimed at companies with less than 250 employees based in the South-East of England that produce low carbon, resource and water efficient products/ technologies. Those that many be especially interested include CEOs, Managing Directors, Development Directors, Marketing Directors, Innovation Directors, Inventors and Consultants.

Benefits of attending

Agenda

1.00
Registration/ networking
2.00
Introductions & overview
Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, UCA, Editor of Sustainable Solutions and Greener Marketing
Charlie Rea, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network (ESKTN) and C-Tech Innovation
Ron Oren, Technology Analyst, LTN
2.20
Eco-innovation support
- Funding
- IPR
- Manufacturing
- Marketing and sales

Charlie Rea, Knowledge Transfer Manager, ESKTN
Chris Hole, Director, TTP-Carbon Trust Incubator, UK
Martin Brassell, CEO, Inngot Limited
3.30
Tea/coffee/networking
3.50
Case studies:
James Little, Managing Director, Harvest Wood Fuels Ltd
Andrew Vallance, Business Development Manager, Protean Electric Ltd
4.30
Eco-innovation: panel discussion
5.00
Networking
6.00
Close

Fees

There is no charge for this event

Registration

Please download Registration Form

Map and directions

Please download Map

Organised by:


The Centre for Sustainable Design