Birmingham Science City Innovative Low Carbon Working Group – 6/12/17

Date of presentations

6 December 2017

Speakers

Mike Woollacott (Greenwatt Technology and Chair of the ILCWG)
Terry Ellis (Mott MacDonald)
Alison Fulford (National Grid)
Richard Tandy (Orsted)
David Terry (University of Birmingham)
Pam Waddell and Sarah Newton (Birmingham Science City)

Purpose of the presentations

The final ILCWG meeting of 2017, that we coordinate on behalf of Birmingham Science City (BSC), took place on 6 December.  The meeting commenced with a welcome and introduction to hosts Mott MacDonald and in partnership with National Grid they gave an overview of their current projects related to sustainable construction, one of the key market strengths identified in the recent WM Science and Innovation Audit. We then heard from SWM members Orsted who are at the forefront of transforming the renewable energy landscape and Richard explained how organisations can get involved in this transition. David from the University of Birmingham then provided an overview of the fascinating Accelerating Thermal Energy Technology Adoption project which looks at thermal energy storage and systems integration. Pam and Sarah then convened a discussion around the future of low carbon innovation in the region; this will be the last ILCWG meeting under its current guise! Watch this space for future announcements on subsequent meetings. A roundtable update from partners concluded the meeting. See the notes and slides below for full details and links.

Links and Contact Information

For more information or to join the ILCWG, contact enquiries@swm.org.uk or call 0121 237 5890.

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Meeting notes

Sustainable construction activity – Mott MacDonald and National Grid
Too green for its own name – Orsted
Accelerating Thermal Energy Technology Adoption – University of Birmingham
Transition from Birmingham Science City to the Innovation Alliance – Pam Waddell and Sarah Newton
Latest funding opportunities from the Advanced Propulsion Centre