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Climate-KIC #Journey2014 comes to Birmingham!

August 6, 2014 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 pm

As part of a tour through several European cities, a group of participants in The Journey, which is Europe’s largest climate change education programme, will be stopping over in Birmingham for one day on August 6th. The participants who are postgraduate researchers from various European universities, will be at the Innovation Birmingham Campus and are looking forward to interacting with Birmingham’s best and brightest entrepreneurs and low carbon professionals in a relaxed and also informative atmosphere.

This networking event will be a great opportunity to meet with the group for an evening social event. Food and drinks will be provided, while a number of speakers from Birmingham City Council, Birmingham City University, and industry will be joining the crowd to converse about the challenges of achieving a low-carbon Birmingham by 2050.

This event will provide an exciting opportunity for people to gain knowledge, share experiences and build networks around innovation opportunities and ideas, on an international level, and within an enjoyable setting.

Agenda:

5.00pm – 6.00pm
Registration and Networking (Nibbles and Drinks will be provided)

6.00pm – 6.30pm
‘The Challenges of Achieving a Low-Carbon Economy in 2050’ Clifford Hill, Regeneration Manager, Birmingham City Council.

6.30pm – 6.45pm
‘Innovations in Bioenergy: Closed-Loop Anaerobic Digestion’ Dr. Lynsey Melville, Director, Centre for Low-Carbon Research, Birmingham City University.

6.45pm – 7.00pm
‘Sustainable Business Models’ David Cole, Director, Smart Innovations Grid Ltd.

7.00pm – 8.00pm
Networking and drinks

Speakers:

Clifford Hill, Regeneration Manager, Birmingham City Council.
Clifford has vast experience in the planning and development of city-wide low-carbon projects. He is an active player in the development of the Tyseley Environmental Enterprise District, which is a major energy-to-waste conversion zone.

Dr. Lynsey Melville, Director, Centre for Low-Carbon Research, Birmingham City University.
Lynsey is also the Lead of the Bioenergy Research Group at Birmingham City University. She is a senior researcher with expertise in the areas of low carbon technologies, bioenergy, bioremediation, bio-refining, and environmental sustainability.

David Cole, Director, Smart Innovations Grid Ltd.
David heads SIG which offers state-of-the-art micro-energy monitoring systems.

Be sure to register to ensure you are catered for. See you there!

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August 6, 2014
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5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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