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Eco Innovation in the North West Event
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 from 09:00 to 14:00 (GMT)
Eco Innovation in the North West
Celebrating success - planning for the future
14th March 2012
BT Convention Centre, Liverpool - 9AM - 2PM
Join us in Liverpool to find out about how the Eco Innovation Programme has progressed in the North West and hear about some of the businesses and eco-innovative products and services that we have supported.
The Eco Innovation Programme ends on the 31st March 2012, so we have invited a range of speakers to provide updates on the Eco Innovation agenda and what support is available to help North West businesses to progress their eco-innovative ideas, products, services and businesses.
We are also delighted to announce that Jessica Sansom, Head of Sustainability at Innocent Drinks, will be providing a keynote address. Jessica has worked in both the private and public sector and as an environmental consultant in her home country of Australia. Her work has focused on the development and implementation of strategic plans to incorporate the principles of sustainable development into everyday business practices.
Who should attend?
• Businesses that have received support through the North West Eco-Innovation programme.
• North West SMEs that have developed eco-innovative products and services and would like the opportunity to network with like-minded businesses and other organisations.
• Potential investors and purchasers who would like to find out more about the range of eco-innovative solutions that have been developed by North West businesses.
• Other organisations who would like to see and hear about the related technologies, innovations and support available for SMEs in the North West.
9:00 Registration, refreshments and networking
10:00 Eco Innovation – Celebrating Success – Planning for the Future
o The North West Eco-Innovation Programme – progress and achievement
Dr Mark Bacon, Faculty Director for Business Partnerships & Enterprise in
Science & Technology, Lancaster University
o 7 lessons in Eco Innovation
Ben Peace, Eco-Innovation Project Manager, C-Tech Innovation
o The EU Perspective and the Environmental Technology Verification Programme
Jerome Moulin, Policy Advisor, Eco-Innovation and Resource
o Keynote Speaker
Jessica Sansom, Head of Sustainability, Innocent Drinks
Eco-Innovation Pitching Session
o Chaired by Serge Gadbois, KARIM Project Director.
• Business pitches
• Support provider pitches
N.B. To develop the event, the North West Eco-Innovation Programme has teamed up with the KARIM project and the event and pitching sessions will be ‘live-streamed’ to European Partners.
Q&A and event close
12:30 Lunch and networking
*The agenda is subject to change
13:30 onwards - Post-Event
o An industry guide to good working with universities in the UK and overseas
Dr Cathy Garner