Firstly, we would like to wish you, your colleagues and your loved ones good health and happiness. Given the uncertain times we are all living in, we want to provide you with some exciting and interesting events, so we can make a positive difference. Please see below information on future virtual events taking place.
Upcoming Events & Information
What’s working – stories of sustainability success
Online Networking 30 September 4:00 – 5:00pm
Register here via eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/university-of-derby-low-carbon-business-network-29589475523
In this session we will hear from a number of local firms who have found success even under the constraints of the pandemic restrictions. There will be lots of time to ask questions and to tell your own story.
Please head over to our LinkedIn page to start the conversation or raise any questions or issues you want to be discussed during the session:
A link will be provided to University of Derby Collaborate Platform on registration for the event itself.
Low Carbon Homes – Retrofitting Derbyshire
Online Conference 9:00 – 12:00 pm 6th – 8th October
This online conference is not one to be missed!
Our very own Dr. Fred Paterson is chairing this important regional event that offers a great opportunity to find out more about best practice in housing energy efficiency retrofit from around the country. It aims to create a platform for genuine collaboration that will support citizens, construction firms, architects, planners, housing associations, educators and public servants to ensure Derbyshire is a thriving, healthy and sustainable place to live in the second half of this century.
For more details and registration on this fantastic event: https://www.lowcarbonhomes.uk/events/
Competitiveness through clean growth: The makeup of sustainability champions
Webinar 10:00 -11:00am – Friday 9th October
In this webinar, hosted by East Midlands Chamber, Dr. Polina Baranova, Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management will:
- Provide an overview of policy and regulatory foundations of clean growth
- Discuss key ingredients that make successful business strategies towards clean growth
- Provide advice on how to strengthen your competitive edge through disruptive innovation
- Discuss the support available for businesses towards clean growth regionally and nationally.
For more information and to register www.emc-dnl.co.uk/connecting-you/industry-focused-events/sustainability-and-low-carbon-events/sustainability-forum/?VariantID=3863
Funding & finance for pro-environmental business
Back by popular demand, another virtual event that you do not want to miss!
Thursday 5th November 4:00 – 5:00pm
With Ian Davie from TBAT
Explore the opportunities presented by innovation funding and R&D tax credits with one of the region’s most knowledgeable consultants.
4.05 Innovation Funding
4.25 R&D tax credits
For further information and registration to the event – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/university-of-derby-low-carbon-business-network-29589475523
Free Business Support
Our DE-Carbonise Business programme is launching new cohorts in September and October. If you are thinking about how to decarbonise your operations, make your supply chain more sustainable or wish to work more collaboratively with a downstream client, see www.derby.ac.uk/decarbonise for more details or contact the team directly for more information.
A little bit of inspiration
We came across the Cracks of Light podcast series recently, in which Laura Storm interviews some of the world’s most inspiring pro-environmental business innovators. You might enjoy it’s forward looking focus and inspirational tone. Why not check it out at:
Funding opportunities for SMEs
UK Govt. £40million Clean Growth Fund to supercharge green start-ups.
Amazon has launched a £1.6billion climate pledge fund.
£3bn energy efficiency package for buildings – presents an opportunity to all building and construction contractors to incentivise customers who might be thinking about energy efficient home improvements.
£2bn pot to encourage walking and cycling – presents an opportunity to SMEs supplying cycles, e-bikes and e-scooters to supply to inviduals and corporate organisations seeking to encourage their workforce to healthier travel options.
Green Recovery Challenge Fund
The government announced on 14 September that grants from £50,000 to £5 million are now available to help the nation build back greener from the coronavirus pandemic.
The £40 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund brings forward funding for environmental charities and their partners to start work on projects across England to restore nature and tackle climate change.
Applicants for over £250,000 must submit expressions of interest by 24 September 2020 and if successful full applications by 26 October 2020. The deadline for applications under £250,000 is 2 October 2020.
DE-Carbonise Supply Chain is re-launching with another cohort in September. If you are thinking about how to make your supply chain more sustainable or wish to work more collaboratively with a downstream client, see www.derby.ac.uk/decarbonise for more details.