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EcoConnect Forum Event 9 October 2012

The ecoConnect Forum in Yorkshire. Where cleantech comes to do business.

9 October 2012 at the Leeds Club.

Enabling effective partnerships, collaborations and connections to innovation, investment and procurement, the ecoConnect forum provides quarterly thought leadership, business networking and collaboration on the UK's Green Economy from a uniquely Yorkshire perspective.

The October Forum: Cleantech and the Built Environment.
With over 50% of the world's population now living in urban environments, improving the efficiency and reducing carbon output from our cities buildings is crucial. Clean technology can play a major role. A diverse range of new technologies offer to improve the efficiency of buildings, including LED lighting, fuel cell CHP and building integrated photovoltaics - not to mention carbon absorbing cement!

Cleantech companies in Yorkshire today provide a wide variety of these solutions, including products and services involved in renewable energy, water, waste, recycling, energy efficiency, energy storage, building products, transport technologies and environmental services.

So with all this capability, why is cleantech often considered niche in the built environment? How can we increase the uptake of cleantech solutions by the sector and in turn help it to become more efficient, competitive, resilient and sustainable? And profitable!

We'll be discussing cleantech opportunities (and challenges) in an area which is critical to the region, covering issues such as

  • Technologies and R & D making a difference
  • The Green Deal for Business opportunity or hot air?
  • Ensuring low carbon solutions in regeneration and investment
  • Achievability of the zero carbon standard in residential and commercial development
  • Opportunities and barriers to green procurement in the sector

Join an expert panel to discuss and debate this subject: 

Jae Mather, Head of Sustainability at HW Fisher (leading accountancy and business advisory service)
Karl Redmond, Business Project Director at Construction Sector Network, Leeds Sustainability Institute
Roger Skehan Sustainable Construction Specialist
Professor Chris Gorse, Director of the Centre for Knowledge Exchange at Leeds Metropolitan University (invited)

Moderated by Jeremy Barnett, Specialist Barrister on Carbon Law and Renewable Energy at St Pauls Chambers

Followed by a drinks and networking reception hosted by Dickinson Dees LLP

The ecoConnect Forums take place throughout the UK, bringing together senior executives and experts from policy, investment, technology and academia as well as other key industry contributors to meet gain green industry insight and network. Our “question - time” discussion forum provides ample time for audience participation.


  • Entrepreneurs & Innovators: To find investors, support, companies seeking solutions.
  • Corporations & CSR Executives: To meet technology providers, find partners.
  • Institutional, Private Equity, VC and Angel Investors: Evaluating new investment trends.
  • Public Officials/Political Leaders: Engaging with key policy-affecting issues.
  • Local Authorities: Connecting to green industry business.
  • Law, accountancy, project management firms: Finding future cleantech clients.
  • NGOs & Environmental Trade Associations: Adding their voice to the dialogue.
  • Specialist Media: To hear the issues and stories shaping this exciting industry.

Organised by ecoConnect, Britain's fastest growing Green Industry Business Network, enabling effective partnerships, collaborations and connections throughout the UK. ecoConnect provides essential links to industry innovation, business support, investment and procurement. It is a not-for-profit development agency helping to create a viable UK Green Economy in which technology plays a crucial lead role.





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