Following the Sustainability Summit 2019 and collecting feedback about the Clean Growth Challenge.
Having analysed the feedback responses and having considered the policy and regulatory landscape in the region, we are pleased to announce the creation of two working groups, namely:

Smart Cities and Sustainable Development
In this working group, we will be working towards providing a first-hand business response and consultations on the various smart city initiatives in D2N2 LEP area and beyond. It will also support ideas exchange, innovation, collaborations and potential partnerships in these broad areas: smart building and infrastructure; smart transport and mobility; smart planning, design and construction; smart utilities and facilities; smart environment; smart governance and policy; smart people and living; and smart services.

Local Industrial Strategy and Skills
This working group is a platform for communication and collaborative work across policy, regulatory, public and business communities to advance contribution and initiatives in supporting key priority areas of the strategy: productive and growing business; skills and knowledge for the future; and quality of place. The scope of activity of this working group is about projecting the voice of business community in relation to the development and implementation of the Local Industrial Strategy 2019-2030

If you are interested in joining one or both of the above working groups, please let us know your preference by responding to

We have also arranged a date for a kickstart meeting to get things going:

Date: Tuesday 18th June 2019 1.30pm-3pm
Location: Institute for Innovation and Sustainable Engineering, Lonsdale House, Derby (TBC)

Let us know if you wish to attend so that we can send you further details.



The D2EE Low Carbon Business project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.