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Programme

This full-day conference includes speakers representing industry, funding bodies and academia, and provides workshops and tours of facilities at the Loughborough University campus.

19 September: Pre-conference dinner

  • 6:30 pm Pre-conference dinner
    Join us at an informal Pre-conference Dinner. This is a ticketed event and there are a limited number of places. Cost of the dinner is £30 per person. Places are limited so please book here.

20 September: Provisional programme

  • 9:30am Registration and networking
    Refreshments will be available.
  • 10:00am Welcome address
  • 10:10am Panel discussion: Developing meaningful collaborations and engagement with your stakeholders for Net-Zero
    Panellists include: Professor Liz Varga, FCABE, FAcSS, Professor of Complex Systems, University College London; Sally Sudworth, Global Head of Sustainability & Climate Change, Mott MacDonald; Dr Tom Dolan, C-DICE Postdoctoral Research Fellow and UKCRIC Senior Research Fellow; Dr Frank Tutu, Lead Research Engineer – Zero Carbon Applications, EDF R&D UK
  • 11:20am Coffee break
  • 11:30am Parallel workshops – session 1
    Delegates can choose among 3 workshops covering the following topics: how to use video to effectively communicate your research and engage with a variety of stakeholders; how to build successful collaborations with industry representatives; how to make new collaborations with ERA and UKCRIC facilities
  • 12:35pm Lunch and posters
  • 1:45pm Career reflections and the importance of postdocs for Net-Zero
    Keynote address by Professor Brian Collins, CB, FREng, Emeritus Professor of Engineering Policy, University College London
  • 2:15am Funding opportunities and EPSRC/UKRI priorities for Net-Zero
    Reflections by Maisie England, Head of Civil, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, EPSRC
  • 2:45pm Coffee break
  • 3:05pm Parallel workshops – session 2 and facilities tour
    Delegates can choose among 3 workshops and 2 facilities tours. The workshops will cover the following topics: how to use video to effectively communicate your research and engage with a variety of stakeholders; how to build successful collaborations with industry representatives; how to secure funding.

    We will also be offering tours of two facilities based at Loughborough campus: the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), the largest and leading UK sustainable energy research centre, and a leading European academic group; and the National Facility for Infrastructure (N-FIC), a suite of state-of-the-art equipment providing the capability to undertake cutting edge research in collaboration with partners in academia and industry.
  • 4:15pm Reflections on the day
    Reflections shared by Professor Phil Longhurst, Chair of Environment and Energy Technology, Cranfield University
  • 4:20pm Upcoming C-DICE opportunities
    Presentation by Dr Kathryn North, C-DICE Director, Loughborough University

Please note that the conference programme is provisional and may be subject to amendment.