The chair of the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) says she is looking forward to the Association for Consultancy and Engineering's (ACE) hackathon, which takes place during Net Zero Week.
Philippa Spence, who is also managing director at Ramboll, said the hackathon was an ideal opportunity for the tech community to come together to discuss and explore opportunities for innovation and new business models in delivering net zero.
The biggest challenges facing our sector, as well as the key drivers and barriers to achieving net zero emissions will also be up for discussion.
Spence said: “We are excited about Net Zero Week and the hackathon, which will bring innovators in the tech community and more traditional members of EIC together with members of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE).
“From SMEs to large consultancies, we are all part of a team that, when we collaborate together, can offer great and sustainable solutions to our clients.”
During the two-part hackathon series taking place on July 3 from 10am to 3pm, workshops will take place throughout the day, with the event also exploring future skills needed in the infrastructure sector and the new technologies that are emerging.
Questions will also be asked on how organisations can collaborate to achieve net zero emissions and the key policy and regulatory changes that need to be made to support the transition to net zero.
Net Zero week is the UK’s official national awareness week for the national sustainability agenda.
The not-for-profit social enterprise offers stakeholders a dedicated platform to voice opinions, share evidence and best practice, explore strategy, and highlight solutions in our shared journey towards a net zero future.
It was launched two years ago by Shawn Coles, who previously spent over 20 years working in climate change marketing and media.
Infrastructure Intelligence magazine has backed Net Zero Week as a media partner since the early days of the project and since then, more than 40 others have followed suit, including HM Government, Innovate UK, ADBA, Nuclear Industry Association, Carbon Capture & Storage Association, and HS2.