TO BE PUBLISHED March 2020
This conference will assess priorities for accelerating innovation in energy technologies in the UK - looking at both established and emerging sectors.
As a new parliament begins its work, areas for discussion include:
- New political commitments to energy innovation - including the drive towards green energy and next zero targets;
- The future for existing policy initiatives, including the planned Energy White Paper;
- Innovation and investment priorities for the UK energy sector; and
- The supply of skills, including visas policy and removing barriers for international researchers looking to work in the UK.
- Priorities for supporting innovation in energy technology - investment, policy developments, and net-zero emission targets;
- Innovation in established and emerging energy technologies - decarbonisation, cost reduction, and bringing projects to market;
- Business development, commercialisation, and supporting investor confidence;
- Future models for investment and support - and expansion of the regulated asset base;
- Exports based on UK energy technology development - assessing the opportunities;
- Research, innovation and scalability across the energy sector:
- Growing national clusters for research and innovation in energy, and addressing regional imbalances in resources and capacity;
- Ensuring technology development works for industry - whole-system compatibility, working with supply chains, and minimising costs; and
- Access to skills and technical capabilities for advanced technology, and preparing the workforce.
- Using latest developments in scientific research and evidence to inform policymaking and long-term strategies.
Speakers and chair
There will be a keynote address from: Matthew Billson, Head of Strategy - Energy Innovation Programme, BEIS and Professor Charlotte Deane, Deputy Executive Chair, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Further keynote contributors include: Jan-Willem Bode, Navigant; Laura Brown, Newcastle University; Susan Falch-Lovesey, Vattenfall; Professor Martin Freer, Energy Research Accelerator and Birmingham Energy Institute, University of Birmingham, Filippo Gaddo, Arup; and a senior speaker confirmed from the Department for International Trade.
Also speaking are: David Cole, Atkins; Dr Kirsty Hewitson, National Nuclear Laboratory; Matthew Knight, Siemens Gas and Power; David Ryan, PowerHouse Energy Group and a senior speaker confirmed from the Solar Trade Association.
Lord Ravensdale has kindly agreed to chair part of this seminar.
Price: £95 PLUS VAT
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