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A webinar focused on providing support to companies with their innovative solutions to sustainability challenges.

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We live in a time of unprecedented change. Businesses around the world are answering the call to incorporate sustainability into every element of their company. If you feel the need to be inspired to identify your sustainability plan, then this event is for you.

This event will bring together researchers and innovators to discuss the need for innovative solutions. with the opportunity to ask questions and connect with an expert after the session to discuss. The event will be hosted on Microsoft Teams.

You will hear from representatives from the University of Nottingham, Qinesis, Alliance Procurement Solutions Ltd, Wylde Connections and finally, Barclays Bank, who will give an overview of green funding.

This event is brought to you by Aerospace Unlocking Potential (UP) which aims to support the aerospace supply chain in the Midlands by helping to unlock its innovation potential. The project is being delivered by the University of Nottingham and the Midlands Aerospace Alliance and is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


10:00: Welcome and introduction to Aerospace Unlocking Potential - Jo Grant, Business Development Manager, University of Nottingham

10:10: Life cycle assessment, recycling and reuse in auto/aerospace sectors, low carbon fuels, circular economy - Dr Jon McKechnie, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham

10:30: What sustainability means to Qinesis as a company - Dr Cham Kang, Qinesis

10:50: Sustainable Procurement/supply chains - Mark Wood, Alliance Procurement Solutions Ltd

11:10: Five Reasons why your business needs to develop and implement your Sustainability Strategy now - Denise Taylor, Wylde Connections

11:30: Q&A

12:00: Close

Aerospace UP

As a pan-Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) project, Aerospace UP is available to SMEs in 8 Midlands LEP areas:

  1. Black Country
  2. Coventry and Warwickshire
  3. Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
  4. Greater Birmingham and Solihull
  5. Greater Lincolnshire
  6. Leicester and Leicestershire
  7. South East Midlands
  8. Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire

Please see below for a numbered map of the LEP areas.

State Aid

This event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020. This event is classed as State Aid under De Minimis to participating businesses, but is delivered completely free of charge. For more information about the programme, please visit the Aerospace Unlocking Potential website.


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Your data will also be used to comply with the reporting and monitoring requirements of our funders, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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