The Ingenuity Centre. Venue for our energy round-table, just one of the events that took place during the week.
From 19 – 25 June businesses and the general public were invited to visit the University of Nottingham to attend events themed around the topic of energy.
Over 230 attendees took part in the week-long series of free events to celebrate EU Sustainable Energy Week, with presentations, workshops, tours and activities spreading the word about energy efficiency, renewables and the latest ground-breaking research taking place at Nottingham and throughout the region.
The Energy Innovation and Collaboration team at the University of Nottingham worked with partners East Midlands Chamber, the Energy Research Accelerator, Woodhead Construction, the GeoEnergy Research Centre, the Sustainability Research Network, Nottingham City Council, the British Geological Survey and leading policy experts to bring this series of events to the general public.
Topics covered included the circular economy, energy storage, fuel poverty, energy for developing countries, energy policy, smart energy communities, creating spaces for innovation and sustainable construction.
The various events were well-received, with new connections and opportunities identified during the many energy focused activities that brought together business owners, academics, researchers and the general public.
This European Commission initiative, now in its 12th year, continues to promote clean energy for all Europeans. Attendees of events across the whole of Europe learn why sustainable energy is important and discover the issues faced in the transition to secure, clean and efficient energy.
The University of Nottingham has been taking part in the week of events since 2011, and is a leading international centre for energy research, with a reputation for excellence across a broad range of technologies encompassing bioenergy, fossil energy, energy storage, the built environment and smart grids.
Energy for Business
The Energy Innovation and Collaboration team can also offer funded support to SMEs in the D2N2 region who are innovating in energy related projects or who wish to make energy improvements. ‘Energy for Business’ is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and, as well as a new capital grant scheme that has recently become available, can provide help with product innovation and business support.
If you are working on or planning an energy related project please get in touch to tell us about your plans, we may be able to support you.
Telephone: 0115 74 84969
European Regional Development Fund
The ETC6 project is receiving up to £1.6m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.
Posted on Friday 30th June 2017