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Uni of Nottm: sustainability forum, a circular economy (EU sustainable energy week)

19 June, 2017, 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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The University of Nottingham is holding a number of ‘Energy Days’ during June, contributing towards EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017.  Indeed, a whole series of events is on offer.  Themes include: energy storage, circular economy, corporate social responsibility, energy transitions and an opportunity to tour the University of Nottingham’s renowned Creative Energy Homes.

What’s on offer?

In brief, this event, run in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, will look at the benefits of moving to a circular economy.  Not only that, but it will also forecast future energy market trends.  Support from the University can help SMEs, who are either energy innovators or who want to become more energy efficient, take the next steps.


  • 8.00am – Registration and refreshments
  • 8.30am – Welcome from the University of Nottingham and the East Midlands Chamber
  • 8.40am – Energy Markets: a forward look at market trends and the potential implications that Brexit will bring – ECA Group
  • 9.00am – Circular Economy: what is it and what business benefits does it afford? – University of Nottingham
  • 9.20am – Low Carbon Technology Update: how this can have a positive impact on climate change
  • 9.40am – Energy for Business: energy support and grant fund on offer to businesses in the region – University of Nottingham
  • 9.55am – Close, networking


Dave Bourne, Energy Consultant, ECA Group will provide a forward look at the energy markets, what the likely trends may be and the potential impact of Brexit on energy prices and security in the near future.

We will then hear from Jon McKechnie , Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering from the University of Nottingham.  Jon will discuss how the circular economy can, among many things, create new opportunities for growth, reduce waste, drive greater resource productivity to deliver a more competitive UK economy.

We’ll then  cover how the growth in new technology has a positive impact on climate change.  This session will explore how reducing greenhouse gas emissions can pose significant business opportunities.  These include the use of smart products and services.  Speaker to be confirmed.

Finally Tom Pike from the University of Nottingham will provide delegates with an overview of the range of energy support and grant funding for businesses.

Further information and registration

This event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020. This event is classed as State Aid to participating businesses but is delivered completely free of charge. For more information about the programme, please contact the University of Nottingham.

Since this is a free event, demand for places is expected to be high.  So don’t delay, register today.

Other events

During the week, there will be a number of other events supporting EU Sustainable Energy Week, including:


19 June, 2017
8:00 am - 10:00 am


East Midlands Chamber


Ingenuity Centre, University of Nottingham
Innovation Park, Triumph Road
Nottingham, NG7 2TU United Kingdom
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