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Innovative Zero Carbon Working Group Meeting – Coping with Energy Costs and Innovation Accelerator 30/06/22


30 June 2022


10:00 – 12:00


Online via Zoom




This workshop is for members of the Innovative Zero Carbon Working Group (IZCWG), as well as the wider Innovation Alliance ecosystem. If you wish to join the IZCWG, please get in touch (contact details below).

The event

The Innovative Zero Carbon Working Group (IZCWG) is run by SWM in partnership with the Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands (IAWM). We run the group in our role as Zero Carbon lead for the Virtual Innovation Team, part of the West Midlands Innovation Programme. In this meeting, we will be focusing on how businesses, zero carbon or otherwise, can better insulate themselves from the current energy crisis through energy retrofit. We will also discuss newly emerging ideas for the Innovation Accelerator – an estimated £30m investment into the region announced in the Government’s 2022 Levelling up White Paper, to ensure the region benefits from the commitment to increase overall UK public research and development funding to £20bn by 2024/25. Aligning with the West Midlands Plan for Growth, the Innovation Accelerator will build on our Manufacturing and Engineering strengths and be focused on two key areas, HealthTech & MedTech and CleanTech. IZCWG meetings run quarterly, and aim to share information and good practice and catalyse new partnerships and collaborative activities that help to further develop innovation within the sector. Notes and presentations from previous IZCWG meetings can be found on our Resources page.  Scroll down to find the IAWM logo.

Booking and further information

Register via Eventbrite.  Virtual attendees will receive joining instructions closer to the event. If you would like to become a member of any of these groups and to discuss your suitability of becoming part of the wider IAWM ecosystem, contact us at enquiries@swm.org.uk or on 07511 181060 for more information.


Lizzie Moran, Midlands Art Centre – Energy Saving at the MAC Anna Bright, SWM – Innovation Accelerator

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