Eco-Innovation Free Workshop

15th April 2010
UCA Farnham

FREE event

Organised by:  The Centre for Sustainable Design
Strategic partners: LTN
Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network
In association with: network for eco-innovation


There are growing market opportunities for companies that are developing and/or have developed innovative environmental products and technologies.  Specific emerging opportunities include the development of ‘zero’ carbon and ‘net zero carbon’ buildings in line with the Code for Sustainable Buildings, ‘windows’ for low carbon technologies related to advent of UK feed-in tariffs, smart metering and the greening of government procurement. However there are many challenges in moving good ideas through prototyping, research & development to demonstration and commercialisation. This leaves many start-ups, inventors and existing companies left scratching their heads for answers.

  • Where is information on funding available?
  • Where can good market intelligence be found?
  • How can my product or technology be protected?
  • What are the manufacturing implications of developing my product or technology?
  • What marketing aspects should be considered?

The Eco-innovation Workshop will attempt to tackle the above and other questions through a series of practical presentations and discussions.

Target Audiences

The workshop is particularly aimed at companies with less than 250 employees based in the South-East of England that produce low carbon, resource and water efficient products/ technologies. Those that many be especially interested include CEOs, Managing Directors, Development Directors, Marketing Directors, Innovation Directors, Inventors and Consultants.

Benefits of Attending

  • Up-to-date information on new opportunities
  • Information on funding opportunities
  • Networking with other like-minded companies


13.00    Registration/ networking
14.00    Introductions & overview
             Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, UCA, Editor of ‘ Sustainable Solutions’ and ‘ Greener Marketing’
             Charlie Rea, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network (ESKTN) and C-Tech Innovation
             Ron Oren, Technology Analyst, LTN
14.20    Eco-innovation support
             – Funding
             – IPR
             – Manufacturing
             – Marketing and sales
             Charlie Rea, Knowledge Transfer Manager, ESKTN
             Chris Hole, Director, TTP-Carbon Trust Incubator, UK
             Martin Brassell, CEO, Inngot Limited
15.30    Tea/coffee/networking
15.50    Case studies:
             James Little, Managing Director, Harvest Wood Fuels Ltd
             Ian Vallance, Director, Protean Electric Ltd
16.30    Eco-innovation: panel discussion
17.00    Networking
18.00    Close


There is no charge for this event


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Free sustainable product and innovation support is provided by The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD), University for the Creative Arts, through the Environmental Market and Innovation Development (Eco-MIND) project 2008-2011 – part of the INTERREG IV A 2 Seas Programme


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