Clean Growth Innovation Summit: Technologies of the future - Webcast

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The Clean Growth Innovation Summit* takes place on 16 October and forms part of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy-led Green Great Britain Week, taking place during the week commencing 15 October.

The Clean Growth Innovation Summit will be Webcast Live. Please sign-up below.

The week will include high profile policy announcements, events and media activity across the UK designed to highlight the scale of the opportunities to reduce emissions, grow a low-carbon economy and improve quality of life as part of the Industrial Strategy.

WORLD CLASS AGENDA

The Summit will be dedicated to innovation and themed: Technologies of the future. This event co-organised by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, UK Research and Innovation, Knowledge Transfer Network, Climate KIC and National Physical Laboratory. Topics on the day include: How can we develop UK industries that are fit for the future? Where should we drive progress in technologies where the UK can become a world-leader in their research and commercialisation?

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PROGRAMME

08:45

Event opens and registration

09:00 – 09:30

WELCOME AND OPENING ADDRESS Ian Meikle, Director- Clean Growth and Infrastructure, Innovate UK. PRESENTATION: Insight into the IPCC special report on 1.5 degrees and its implications on UK businesses SPEAKER: Sir David King, Former CSA and Foreign secretary’s special representative for Climate Change, SYSTEMIQ

Innovation Surgery: bookable one-to-one advice session

09:30 – 10:15

PLENARY PANEL: HOW CAN THE UK ACHIEVE A ZERO CARBON-SOCIETY? The application of technology to climate problems has grown significantly over the past few years, and has the potential to fundamentally reshape the future. Is UK on track for a zero carbon society? What kind of innovation will get us to a zero-carbon society? SPEAKERS:
Alison Cook, Director of Policy and External Affairs, British Lung Foundation
Kirsten Dunlop, Chief Executive, Climate-KIC
Richard Barker, Head of Energy and Environment, National Physical Laboratory
Sir David King, Former CSA and Foreign secretary’s special representative for Climate Change, SYSTEMIQ CHAIR:
Ian Meikle, Director- Clean Growth and Infrastructure, Innovate UK

Innovation Surgery: bookable one-to-one advice session

10:15 – 11:00

Networking break

Exhibition opens

11:00 – 11:45

PLENARY PANEL 1 (WATERLOO ROOM): SHAPING THE FUTURE OF ENERGY How is climate change transforming the outlook for energy? How can an effective transition to a more sustainable, affordable, secure and inclusive energy system be enabled? What will be the business models that will succeed in 21st century energy markets? What would the evolution of a more “distributed” and multi-directional energy grid mean for business, consumers and policymakers?

SPEAKERS:
Sara Bell, CEO and Founder, Tempus Energy
Tom Rowlands-Rees, Senior Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Juliet Davenport, Chief Executive, Good Energy
Adam Scorer, Chief Executive, National Energy Action
Matthew Rhodes, Head, Energy Capital
Tim Rotheray, CEO, The Association for Decentralised Energy CHAIR:
Philip New, Chief Executive, Energy System Catapult

PLENARY PANEL 2 (MAYORS ROOM): ACTIVE BUILDINGS: MEETING THE CLEAN GROWTH MISSION How will modern construction techniques and cutting edge energy technologies come together to deliver the Industrial Strategy’s Clean Growth Mission to halve energy use in buildings by 2030? This panel will explore technologies for making more comfortable, energy efficient buildings that can power themselves and contribute to a more sustainable energy mix.

SPEAKERS:
Christine Boyle, Chief Executive, Senergy
Craig White, Chief Executive, ModCell
Professor Dave Worsley, Vice President (Innovation), Swansea University/SPECIFC
Andrew Bissell, Chief executive, Sunamp CHAIR:
Sam Stacey, Challenge Director, ISCF Transforming Construction

Innovation Surgery: TALK AND Q&A SESSION on the process of testing and verifying new products and reducing variation in manufacturing.

11:40 – 12:30

BRIEFING SESSION (WATERLOO ROOM): TAKING ENERGY INNOVATIONS TO THE NEXT LEVEL As set out on the Clean Growth Strategy, the BEIS Energy Innovation Programme will invest around £505 million in innovations across the energy sector with the aim to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative clean energy technologies and processes into the 2020s and 2030s. This session showcases some of the companies that BEIS has supported in order to make this vision a reality and we will hear senior officials from BEIS share their perspective of the UK’s clean energy future.

SPEAKERS:
Dr Craig Lucas, Director Energy Innovation, BEIS
Prof John Loughhead, Chief Scientific Advisor, BEIS
Emma Gibson, Director of Operations, Highview Power
Oenone Scott, Communications Manager, Electron
Pawel Kisielewski, Chief Executive Officer, CCm Technologies CHAIR:
Dr Mark Taylor, Deputy Director Energy Innovation, BEIS

PLENARY PANEL (MAYORS ROOM): FEEDING THE WORLD How will a planet of 10 billion people feed itself? Can innovation deliver greater food security and climate-smart eating? How can agricultural productivity be increased while reducing its environmental impact?

SPEAKERS:
Dr Jonathan Scurlock, Chief adviser- Renewable Energy and Climate Change, National Farmers’ Union
Ji Zhou, Phenomics Project Leader, Zhou Group, Earlham Institute
Kate Hoffman, Chief Executive and co-founder, Growup Farms
Forbes Elsworthy, Founder, Map of Ag CHAIR:
Melanie Welham, Executive Sponsor- Transforming food production, UKRI

11:50 - 12:20: Innovation Surgery Session WITH BOOKABLE TIME SLOTS: Speak one to one with a member of the NPL science team to discuss how to overcome issues with your innovative products / services.

12:30 – 13:40

Networking lunch and exhibition (Innovation Surgery open 13:00-14:00, as above)

Exhibition: open

13:40 - 14:00

KEYNOTE MINISTERIAL ADDRESS: THE INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY - TAKING CLEAN GROWTH TO THE NEXT LEVEL In this keynote address, the minister set outs the long-term vision on the future of innovation and the UK’s economy. How can we deliver a more resource efficient energy market, minimise the costs to businesses and households, and seize the opportunities that a shift towards a low carbon economy present? How can we develop UK industries that are fit for the future, drive progress in technologies where the UK can become a world-leader in their research and commercialisation?
SPEAKER: Sam Gyimah, Minister of State (Universities and Science), UK

14:00 – 14:45

PLENARY PANEL 1 (WATERLOO ROOM): THE ROAD TO INNOVATION In this session, we will hear from the promising business leaders catalysing change as they share their priorities and ambition to shape our low carbon future. The panellists will share their journey of innovation and shed light on how they started their business, any funding support received, future plans to grow their ambition and any advice they can give our audience. SPEAKERS:
Graham Oakes, Chairman, Upside Energy
Xiongwei Lui, CEO, Entrust Microgrid LLP
Nick Simmons, Co-founder and CFO, Naked Energy
Dr Florence Gschwend, Chief Executive, Chrysalix Technologies CHAIR:
Rob Saunders, Interim Challenge Director, Prospering from the Energy Revolution

PLENARY PANEL 2 (MAYORS ROOM): UNDERDOG TO LEADER OF THE PACK BY 2040? The UK can only become one of the world’s battery technology leaders by 2040 if it outsmarts rather than outspends the competition.
SPEAKERS:
Christoph Birkl, CEO, Brill Power
Neil Morris, CEO, Faraday Institution
Ian Constance, CEO, Advanced Propulsion Centre CHAIR:
Tony Harper, Challenge Director, Faraday Battery Challenge

14:00-14:20 Innovation Surgery: bookable one-to-one advice sessions

14:25-14:40 TALK AND Q&A SESSION: Analysis for Innovators Programme

14:45 – 15:15 ISCF BRIEFING SESSIONS - AN INSIGHT INTO THE CLEAN GROWTH INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY CHALLENGES

BRIEFING 1 (WATERLOO ROOM): PROSPERING FROM THE ENERGY REVOLUTION
LEAD: Rob Saunders, Interim Challenge Director, Prospering from the Energy Revolution

BRIEFING 2 (MAYORS ROOM): TRANSFORMING CONSTRUCTION
LEAD: Sam Stacey, Challenge Director, ISCF Transforming Construction

BRIEFING 3 (BARON ROOM): TRANSFORMING FOOD PRODUCTION
LEAD: Andy Cureton, Interim Challenge Directors, ISCF TFP

14:50-15:15: Innovation Surgery: Talk and Q&A on Intellectual Property

15:15 – 15:45

Networking break

Exhibition: open

15:45 – 16:45

CLIMATE-KIC VENTURE COMPETITION A Venture Competition, run by Climate-KIC, will see five real energy innovation companies who are currently developing their products and looking for funding. They will pitch to a panel of industry experts who will probe the business models and propositions in front of them. You’ll be able to gather vital insights into the sort of issues which potential investors would look for in the world of clean energy innovation. Also an opportunity to make valuable connections, and there will be information about upcoming opportunities to access funding and expertise from the Climate-KIC Accelerator 2019 programme.
START-UPS PITCHING:
Elizabeth Nyeko, Chief Executive, Modularity Grid
Oli Freeling-Wilkinson, Chief Executive, Urban Electric
Florence Gschwen, Chief Executive, Chrysalix
Peter Armstrong, Chief Executive, Mixergy
Amrit Chandan, Chief Executive, Aceleron
JURY MEMBER:
Georgina Fleming, Chief Executive, Systemiq
Akriti Dokania, Chief Executive, Octopus Ventures
Andrew Burford, Chief Executive, Centre for Cleantech Innovation, Imperial College CHAIR:
Jackie Homan, Climate-KIC

15:30-16:30: SURGERY SESSIONS – WITH BOOKABLE TIME SLOTS Speak one to one with a member of the NPL science team to discuss how to overcome issues with your innovative products / services.

16:45 – 17:00

Closing keynote address

This event is being run by the following organisations:

  • UKRI (UK Research and Innovation, Innovate UK)
  • BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy)
  • NPL (National Physical Laboratory)
  • Climate KIC (public-private climate change partnership and main EU initiative)
  • KTN (Knowledge Transfer Network)

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