Net Zero Places and Innovation – Smart Rural 6 (18/11/21)
18 November 2021
University Centre Shrewsbury
Continuing with the Smart Rural theme, the Centre for Research into Environmental Science and Technology (CREST), is excited to announce this networking and knowledge sharing event.
The mission of our 6th Smart Rural event, this time focusing on Energy and the Environment, is to encourage a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges that low carbon energy management provides for rural areas.
Deliberately choosing multiple lenses of energy, transport, land management, built environment and natural environment, how can we develop the narrative around the relationship between industrial and nature based solutions towards Net Zero? How can counties such as Shropshire lead on these conversations?
This is a blended event, with virtual and in-person attendees, so please ensure you choose the correct ticket type when registering.
09:00 – 09:30 Networking (Online networking room open)
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome from CREST & UOC (Professor Julieanna Powell-Turner, Deputy Dean of Science and Engineering, Research Director of CREST, University of Chester)
09:40 – 10:10 Net Zero Places Innovation (Richard Miller, Associate Director, Connected Places Catapult)
10:10 – 10:40 Decarbonising Rural (Professor Joe Howe, Director of Thornton Energy Institute, University of Chester)
10:40 -11:00 Panel Q&A
11:00 – 11:10 Break (10 mins)
11:10 – 11:40 District Heat Networks (TBA)
11:40 – 12:10 Decarbonising Transport in Rural Areas (Dr. Patrizia Franco, Demand Modeller, Connected Places Catapult)
1210 – 1240 Land Use and Decarbonisation (Associate Professor Chris Short, University of Gloucester and National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise)
1240 – 1300 Panel Q&A
1300 – 1330 Lunch Break (Online networking room open)
1330 – 1400 The Performance Gap – EPC’s, Net Zero and NabersUK (Andrew Cooper, Director of Evora Edge and Pump House Knowledge Hub, Shrewsbury)
1400 – 1430 Building an Investment Case to Improve the Grid in Shropshire (TBA)
1430 – 1445 Summary and Close (Professor Julieanna Powell-Turner, Deputy Dean of Science and Engineering, Research Director of CREST, University of Chester)