Cleantech East Conference 2018: Driving Clean Growth

Cleantech East’s first annual Cleantech Conference will be taking place on the 3rd of September 2018 at the University of East Anglia.

The Cleantech East 18: Driving Clean Growth Conference will strategically align to the UK Clean Growth Strategy, giving attendees the perfect opportunity to not only understrand the components of our national strategy for clean growth, but to discover the local companies in the East of England that are providing the cleantech solutions to grow our local low-carbon economy.

The day consists of a variety of challenge-led talks and workshopsproviding the opportunity to learn the tools and strategies needed to create new products, become more productive and think more innnovatively in order to contribute to Norfolk and Suffolk’s clean growth.


9:30 – Registration – Tea & Coffee – Exhibitors

9:50 – Simon Coward

Cleantech East Chairman and CEO

  • Welcome from the chairman

10:00- 10:15 – Leading the Public sector

  • How is the public sector in the East facilitating our regional clean growth?

Speakers include:

  • Fiona Lettice – UEA Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
  • Chris Starkie – Chief Executive of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Wendy Thomson – Managing Director of Norfolk County Council

10:15- 11:15 – Enhancing the benefits and value of our natural resources

  • How are we managing our natural resources and what innovations can help us reduce waste and improve resource efficiency?

Speakers include:

  • Dr Mike Brock – lecturer in microeconomics, UEA
  • James Dunning – Chief Executive, Syrinix
  • Gareth Roberts – Cambond
  • Cynthia Adu – EngD student, Cranfield University

11:15-11:35 – Break and Networking

11:45-12:35 – Breakout workshops:

Workshop 1: Improving our Homes

Speakers include:

  • Ron Beattie – Beattie Passive
  • Jon Gunn – Tufeco

Workshop 2: Local Applications of Clean Growth

Speakers include:

  • John Taylor – Suffolk Climate Change Partnership
  • Charles O’Donoghue – EV Driver
  • Colin Mallet – Trusted Renewables
  • Jason Hawkins-Row – Aponic

12:35-1:35 – Lunch and exhibition – Drop in funding sessions for Anglia Capital Group and Enterprise Europe Network

1:40-2:40 – Breakout workshops

Workshop 3: How Green Is Your Business?

Speakers include

  • Richard Carter – Adnams
  • Peter Frost – BEE Anglia

Workshop 4: Innovate Thinking

2:50-3:50 – Delivering Smart, Clean Flexible Power

Speakers include:

  • Cornwall Insight/ Pixie Energy – speaker to be confirmed shortly
  • Nuno da Fonseca – UK Power Networks
  • Jason Cox – Connected Energy
  • Johnathan Reynolds – Orbis Energy

More speakers to be announced

3:50-4:00 – Closing Statement from the Chairman

Funding Opportunity drop-in session will run throughout lunch, providing busnisses and entrepreneurs the chance to ask key organisations questions about upcoming funding opportunities and get tips on pitching successfully.

  • Anglia Capital Group
  • Enterprise Europe Network

Please contact Imogen at to discuss collaboration opportunities and/or for more information.


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