The Smart Energy Technology Showcase

Registration now open for pitching, training and networking.

The Smart Energy Technology Showcase

Accessing International Expertise in Low Carbon Technologies

10th November 2011, 9.30am - 3.30pm
Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University

The Smart Energy Technology Showcase is a platform for smart energy knowledge and emerging technologies via academics from University College Dublin, Lancaster University and organisations from across North West Europe.

The event will provide an opportunity for delegates to hear the state-of-the-art research and technologies being developed by Dublin and Lancaster and ways in which they can become involved. Organisations will also be given the opportunity to give a two minute pitch to promote their company and potential research project ideas. The deadline for applications to pitch is 31st October.

The aim of the showcase is to stimulate interest from organisations and research providers to initiate transnational collaborative projects, student consultancy and B2B alliances. A new transnational project, KARIM, has been set up between eight European partners to improve private sector access to high value innovation and technology support; members of the partner project teams will be present to start to build these relationships.

Why Attend?

The KARIM project aims to improve SME access to high value innovation support and technology and make North West Europe more competitive. The economic crisis has resulted in some regions reducing their level of investment for innovation support and technology transfer and so this project aims to pilot a series of co-designed actions to better co-ordinate and optimise access to innovation support and technology across regions.

Being involved in the project could mean access to one or more of the following benefits:

  • Market research for up to 100,000 SMEs - increasing market and technology opportunities and global competiveness
  • Involvement in up to 300 transnational collaborative projects
  • Access to training for up to 1500 SMEs (including the training session during this event)
  • Assistance with the development of new products and processes

The project will:

  • Create a 5% average increase in turnover by SMEs
  • Raise more than €3 million in finance for collaborative activities beyond the life of the project

Programme

09:30 Registration
Registration, refreshments and networking

10:00 KARIM Introductions & Keynote Speakers
The KARIM network will be introduced to the industry and wider community, while keynote speakers will outline their views on North West Europe Energy policy.

  • Welcome and Introduction to KARIM: Serge Gadbois, CFI
  • Conducting research with academia: Dr Ben Herbert, Stopford Energy & Environment Limited
  • Student Placement Programmes: Dr David Timoney, University College Dublin
  • Energy Policy: David McAuley, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
  • Energy Foresighting: Sarah Collins, Business Support Kent
  • Energy Lancaster: Professor Colin Boxall, Lancaster University

11:00 Refreshments & networking

Technology Showcase

11:30 Energy Modelling/Resources
Professor Shane Ward, University College Dublin
Dr John Mounsey, University College Dublin
Mike Berners-Lee, Small World Consulting

11:50 Energy Efficiency
Dr Donal Finn, University College Dublin
Philip Hargreaves, INTEB
Mike Knowles, 3rd Way Communications
Colin Mille, Converta
Steven Roberts, Regional Building Assessments

12:10 Renewable Energy
Professor Don McElroy, University College Dublin
Dr Kenneth Gavin, University College Dublin
Kieran Tarpey, Entrust

12:25 Electrical Grid
Dr Eknath Vittal, University College Dublin
Nicholas Kittoe, Solway Communications
Richard Walters, Commendium

12:35 Questions to pitchers
From delegates both at Lancaster and online

12:45 Lunch & Networking
A chance to meet the pitchers and start exploring project ideas …

Optional Training

13:30 Transnational Negotiation and Deal Making
Outcomes will be:

  • Creating joint value through collaboration
  • Avoiding common errors and engaging in best practices
  • Achieving sustainable deals

Presented by: Stefanos Mouzas, Professor of Marketing and Strategy, Lancaster University Management School

14:30 Close

 

For more information please contact:

Lancaster University: Becky Gordon Email 01524 510 214

University College Dublin: Patrick Fournet Email +353.1.716.1756

 

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