Eco-innovation is driving new opportunities for products, services, technologies and new business models. There is mounting evidence that eco-innovation improves the capacity of companies to capture new growth opportunities, reduce costs and strengthen corporate image.

Event Concept

This unique event has been designed as a creative mix of presentations, debate, networking and collaborative working. Leading-edge thinkers and practitioners will present followed by a panel discussion focused on 'How to Accelerate Eco-innovation in Sussex'. This will be followed by a speed networking session that will directly connect participants. A Pecha Kucha style series of 5 minute presentations will then follow highlighlighting individual eco-enterprise experience and personal visions of eco-innovation. An OpenGreen workshop will be organised in the afternoon. OpenGreen is an open innovation process aimed at identifying new income generating opportunities for more sustainable products, services and technologies.

Target audiences

This FREE workshop is aimed at companies with less than 250 employees based in the South East of England that design, produce and/or market sustainable, low carbon, resource and water efficient technologies, products, services and new business models.

Benefits of attending


Eco-innovation: Trends & Issues
Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design @ UCA
Belu Water & Beyond
Reed Paget, Managing Director, One Earth Innovation
The Story of Nigel's Eco Store
Nigel Berman, Founder and Managing Director, Nigel's Eco Store Ltd
Panel: How to Accelerate Eco-innovation in Sussex?
Nigel Berman, Founder and Managing Director, Nigel's Eco Store Ltd
Marc Carey, Managing Director, Carey Ambrose Ltd
Karen Darby, CEO, CrowdMission
Brett Hagen, Environment Manager, Crawley Borough Council
Reed Paget, Managing Director, One Earth Innovation
Speed Networking & Coffee/Tea
Eco-innovation & Eco-entrepreneurship Forum: Personal Stories, Views and Visions
East West: Ichin Cheng, Director, Sustainable Innovation Lab
Sustainable Footsteps: Owen Devine, Co-op Member, Portsmouth Ecological Cooperative Society Ltd
Green Control: Andy Ellis, Managing Director, Household and Commercial Automation
Good Homes: Pete Halsall, Chairman, Good Homes Alliance
Not Greenwash: Catherine Ross, Director, Catherine Ross Communications
Intelligent Design: Dr Chris Thorpe, Director, IDeA Limited
Sustaining Superfluity: Mo Tomaney, Consultant & Senior Research Fellow, School of Fashion & Textiles, Central St Martins,
University of the Arts London

Equal Measures: Rowena Tyler, Community Consultant, RGT Training
Four Senses: Sushma Windsor, Founder, Lettuce Flowers
Lunch & networking
OpenGreen Creative Process
Close & networking

Fees & Registration

There is no charge for this event. Please download the Registration Form

Map & Directions

Please refer to the map at the West Sussex County Council website

Social networking

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Our Funders

SUSCIN has been funded by South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the South East ERDF Competitiveness Programme 2007-2013.

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