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EU Sustainable Energy Week Programme

19 June 2017TitlePresenter (s)
Breakfast seminar

8:00 - 10:00 

Innovation Park

Sustainability Forum

This event, run in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, will look at the benefits of moving to a circular economy and future energy market trends.

We will explain how support from the University can enable SMEs who are energy innovators or who want to become more energy efficient to take the next steps.

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  • East Midlands Chamber
  • ECA Group
  • Jon McKechnie
    University of Nottingham
  • Tom Pike
    Energy Innovation and Collaboration, University of Nottingham


20 June 2017TitlePresenter (s)

Lunchtime talk

12:30 - 13:30
Room A100
Law & Social Sciences 
Main Campus



Energy Projects Service Programme in Nottingham – impacting on energy poverty and sustainability

Fuel poverty is an important sustainability concern. Luke Jackson will outline the problem and how Nottingham City Council aims to alleviate fuel poverty and improve sustainability through its energy projects programme. The talk will be followed by an open discussion. It is organised by the Sustainability Research Network (SRN), bringing together researchers working in sustainability across the University. Feel free to bring your lunch along.

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  • Luke Jackson
    Nottingham City Council


20 June 2017TitlePresenter (s)

Afternoon tea

1:30 -  4:00
Innovation Park



Energy Storage Afternoon Tea with Academic Surgeries

University of Nottingham academics specialising in the Energy Storage field will give details of their latest research. This will be followed by an opportunity to quiz the speakers in a surgery session - booking required.

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  • David Grant
    Professor of Materials Science
  • Mark Sumner
    Professor of Electrical energy Systems
  • Gavin Walker
    Professor of Sustainable Energy 
  • Jack Wu
    Assistant Professor in Sustainable Energy Technologies


20 June 2017TitlePresenter (s)

Evening lecture

17:15 - 18:30
Main Campus



Brexit and Energy

The extent to which Brexit will affect the UK’s energy policy will very much depend on the outcome of negotiations. In this GeoEnergy Research Centre lecture, Dr Derek Taylor (formerly energy advisor to the European Commission) will explore potential outcomes.

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  • Derek Taylor
    Former Energy Advisor to
    European Commission


21 June 2017Title Presenter (s)

13:30 - 15:15
Main Campus

Creative Energy Homes tours   

This event will feature tours of the unique seven-house development built to allow the University to investigate the integration of energy efficient technologies into houses.


  • Mark Gillott
    Professor of Sustainable Building Design, University of Nottingham


21 June 2017Title Presenter (s)

ETRI evening lecture

Main Campus

The Transition of Energy Systems: can the developing world leap-frog the fossil economy?

This lecture will explore how energy systems emerge, become dominant and then fade and will look at our future energy and climate change ambitions.

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  • Mike Stephenson,
    Director of Science and Technology, British Geological Survey


22 June 2017Title Presenter (s)


Innovation Park

Creating Sustainable Spaces for Innovation.

This round-table discussion will explore aspects of the Innovation Park development, including the sustainable credentials of the buildings and the innovation environment this is creating for future innovations in sustainable technologies for entrepreneurs and research institutes.  

Invitation only. A feature article will be made public as a result of this event.



23 June 2017Title Presenter (s)

Breakfast seminar

Innovation Park

Sustainable Construction: Energy, Air and Efficiency

Combining two leading sustainability accreditations, Passivhaus and BREEAM, the Research Acceleration Demonstration Building is at the leading edge of sustainable construction. Find out how the design and construction process will create a sustainable home for future energy research.

A site tour is included but places are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis. 

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  • Daniel King
    Robert Woodhead Ltd
  • Mike Dixon
    Lewis and Hickey
  • Dr Ken Zheng
    University of Nottingham
  • Rob Atherton
    Low Carbon Box


We are constantly updating our programme of events for EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017. Please check back for updates and registration details.


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