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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 Event

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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

Efficiency, Defra

 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

Open workshop

                 o     An industry guide to good working with universities in the UK and overseas

                                Dr Cathy Garner


        1-1 sessions


Do you have questions about Eco Innovation in the North West Event? Contact the organiser

When & Where

BT Convention Centre
Kings Dock
L3 4FP Liverpool
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 from 09:00 to 14:00 (GMT)

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