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Delivering Clean Growth through Environmental Innovation

This event from EICInnovate UK and Lancaster University, looks at how different stakeholders can support innovative environmental firms and deliver the government’s clean growth ambitions.

Registration begins from 9.30 AM with the event starting at 10.00 AM.

Chaired by James Murray, BusinessGreen

Session 1: Role of government strategies and innovation funding in supporting environmental innovation

Aligning the aims of the 25 Year Environment Plan, Clean Growth Strategy and Industrial Strategy

Bill Parish, DEFRA / Mark Taylor, BEIS

The role of Innovate UK and how innovate environmental companies can apply for funding

Ian Meikle, Director of Clean Growth & Infrastructure, Rob Saunders, Prospering from the Energy Revolution Interim Challenge Director – Innovate UK

This will be followed by a joint Q&A with Directors from Defra, BEIS and Innovate UK.

Session 2: Is environmental policy helping or hindering innovation in the sector?

Panel format:

  • Matthew Pencharz, Former Deputy Mayor of London for Environment
  • Matthew Farrow, Executive Director, EIC
  • TBC

Session 3: What is the role of universities, public sector and private finance in building a supportive innovation chain

Panel format

  • Andy Pickard – Manager, the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, University of Lancaster
  • Sophie Laurie, Associate Director, Innovation and Partnerships, NERC
  • TBC

Thanks to our sponsors Innovate UK and University of Lancaster

The event will be followed by a complementary sandwich lunch.

Following from lunch, EIC will be running a workshop, in association with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which offers delegates an opportunity input directly to Defra officials on the government’s draft Clean Air Strategy.

Reserve your place at the workshop here.