Birmingham Science City Innovative Low Carbon Working Group – 7/6/17

Date of presentations

7 June 2017


Peter Dirken (Innovate UK)
Matthew Rhodes (Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP)
Pam Waddell (Birmingham Science City)
Plus updates from other partners on latest project developments

Purpose of the presentations

The second ILCWG meeting of 2017, that we coordinate on behalf of Birmingham Science City (BSC), took place on 7 June.  The meeting commenced with an overview of current funding opportunities courtesy of Innovate UK, including the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund which will include a significant focus on low carbon. A presentation followed about the exciting new Energy Capital project and Matthew Rhodes outlined how projects can be delivered through this scheme and how partners can get involved.  Updates were also provided on the Combined Authority Science and Innovation Audit and other work being undertaken by and for the WMCA around innovation and sustainability, as well as the latest innovation/low carbon European Structural Development funding opportunities.  See the notes and slides below for full details and links.

Links and Contact Information

For more information or to join the ILCWG, contact or call 0121 237 5890.


Meeting notes

Innovate UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (Peter Dirken)
Energy Capital (Matthew Rhodes)