Achieving Net Zero with Greener Skills and Innovation in Manufacturing

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Workshop focused on the key skills needed in manufacturing to achieve net zero, including practical examples, workshops, and case studies

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While nearly all UK manufacturers are aware of the UK Government’s national target to be net zero by 2050 and are optimistic about reaching it, several key challenges remain. About a third of UK manufacturers do not believe their workforce is currently equipped with the skills needed to do so.


  • 10:00 – 10:10 – Introduction (EKC Group)
  • 10:10 – 10:20 - Demystifying net zero (HSSMI)
  • 10:20 – 10:40 - Key skills needed in manufacturing to achieve net zero (inlcuding green jobs and challenges)
  • 10:40-11:10 - Examples of how new technologies and Innovative thinking have supported businesses to reduce their carbon footprint

Parallel workshops

  • 11:10 – 11:30 - Workshop A: How do we upskill today’s students to guarantee the success of tomorrow’s workforce?
  • 11:10 – 11:30 - Workshop B: What is the relationship between decarbonisation and digital skills?
  • 11:30 – 11:50 – Exchange ideas from workshops
  • 11:50 – 12:00 – Close out

The workshop will feature leading speakers from the industry. These will be announced closer to the event.

The workshop is organised by HSSMI and the EKC Group.

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Organiser of Achieving Net Zero with Greener Skills and Innovation in Manufacturing

A sustainable manufacturing innovation consultancy


HSSMI works across the manufacturing industry to help companies create impact. We work through challenges using practical, problem-solving methodologies and offering tangible solutions, focused on three key areas. These are the scale up of products and processes, productivity enhancing opportunities, and supporting the transition to a circular economy.


We advance manufacturing by merging practical, hands on experience with the latest innovations. We have supported organisationsfrom SMEs to global OEMs who are looking to achieve a more productive, cost efficient and sustainable business. We keep our finger on the pulse to identify emerging market trends and technologies, enabling us to remain agile and respond to new challenges with fresh solutions.

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