The Circular Economy is developing into a multi-million pound industry however to maximise the opportunity we need to utilise enabling technologies such as sensors, wireless communication, machine to machine learning etc to develop the new products and services necessary for business growth.
Much of this could be achieved if we work together and the Northern Ireland Branches of the Energy Institute, Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and the Chartered Institute of Waste Management will be working in partnership to enable development of these business opportunities.
8:45 – 9:15 Registration – Tea and Coffee
9.15 – 10.45 Session 1
- Enabling the Energy Sector– John Harrison, South West College Innovation Centre
Sensor technologies for Energy storage, Micro Grids and Smart Towns
- Enabling the Food Sector – Joy Alexander, CAFRE
Towards the Circular Economy in Agri-Food
10:45 – 11:00 Comfort Break - Tea and Coffee
11:00 – 12.30 Session 2
Enabling the Agricultural Sector- Elaine Groom Horizon 2020 Contact for Agri-Food, AFBI
Aquaculture, Hydroponics, Sensors and Drones
Enabling the Water Sector – John Kinney, Cleanfield Technologies
Advanced materials, recycling and reuse of products
Enabling the Construction Sector - TBC
12:30 – 13.00 Networking - Tea and Coffee