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Circular Economy Investment Funding for Engineering & Manufacturing
Tue 30 May 2017, 08:00 – 10:30 BST
This breakfast event will introduce you to the circular economy from a MANUFACTURING perspective and discuss what it could mean for your business in the way of FUNDING and SUPPORT, benefitting your supply chain and your long-term forecasting and planning process. It will also set out support available to businesses including the Circular Economy Investment Fund and the Circular Economy Business Service.
The Zero Waste Scotland circular economy investment fund and business service comprises support from the European Regional Development Fund. £18 million is being invested over the next 2 years as grant funding to small and medium sized enterprises who are helping to create a more circular economy.
Guest speaker Sandy Rodger will set out how manufacturing businesses can make practical sense of the circular economy. Sandy is an engineer and business leader who held senior roles with Unilever and Diageo before joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2013 to lead project MainStream – a cross-industry initiative to accelerate business driven innovation in the circular economy. Sandy now works as a Circular Economy consultant.
Who should attend?
This event is aimed at Business Owners, Managers and Staff responsible for implementing Operational Plans and will also be of interest to Design Engineers and Entrepreneurs.
The event has been timed to ensure minimum time away from the workplace, starting at 8.00am with breakfast rolls, fruit, pastries and refreshments and finishing promptly at 10.30am, with lots of opportunities to ask questions and network.
8.00 Registration & networking breakfast
8.30 Welcome from Sam Greer, ATG MD – set the scene, layout purpose of the morning
8.45 Lynn Wilson, Zero Waste Scotland – Intro to ZWS and Circular Economy Investment Fund & Business Service
9.00 Sandy Rodgers, Ellen McArthur Foundation – Engineering the Circular Economy
9.30 Q&A/discussion session – Sandy, Lynn and ATG Trustees
9.55 Coffee & pastries for the road/networking & close