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Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub confirm speaker line up for low carbon innovation workshop in Bath.

The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub (STBAH) which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund offers support to start-ups and scale-ups / SMEs developing sustainable technology as part of their businesses.  STBAH in partnership with Low Carbon South West have put together a series of free low carbon innovation workshops to provide initial entry points into the STBAH programme for relevant companies.

There will be a number of sector specific events taking place in Bristol and Bath over the coming months.

Following a successful first workshop in Bristol on the Built Environment, the second one will be on Low Carbon Innovation in Energy Systems and will look at Themes, Trends and How to Get Funded.  It takes place on Thursday 12th July, at The Innovation Centre, Bath.  The speaker line up has been confirmed and it promises to be a very interesting and engaging event.

Outlined is the agenda for the day:

09.00:  Registration and breakfast buffet

09.30:  Introduction to the Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub.

09.45: From Economy of Scale to Economy of Flexibility – Opportunities in Low Carbon Transition: Prof Furong Li, Director, Centre for Sustainable Power Distribution, Dept Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University of Bath.

10.10:  Technical challenges of the DSO transition: Oliver Spink, Network Strategy Engineer, Western Power Distribution.

10.35:  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

11.00:  Tea & Coffee break

11.20:  Sustainability and Funding Opportunities: Sarah Eager, Innovation Lead, Innovate UK

11.45:  Securing Funding for Innovation: Panel Discussion including:

~ Sarah Eager, Innovation Lead, Smart Infrastructure, Innovate UK

~ St. John Hughes, Avenir Energy

~ Dr Jim Totty, Managing Partner, Sustainable Technology Investors Limited

~ Dr Izaro Lopez Garcia, Industrial Partnerships Manager, University of Bath

12.25:  Closing statements and next steps

12.30:  Networking  opportunity and buffet lunch

14.00:  Close

Register now for this free workshop via the Eventbrite page here

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