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ETP Energy Innovation Emporium: Strategic Documents and Recommendations

The Emporium was held on 31st May 2017 and was attended by over 200 industry experts and academics. Below is a summary of the conclusions reached within these discussions, engaging with the Draft Energy Strategy put forward by the Scottish Government.

The views expressed in the documents are from independent academics from Scottish universities and are not the collective views of ETP.

Response to the Scottish Government's Draft Energy Strategy 2017

Response to Scotland's Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP)

Response to Scottish Onshore Wind Policy Statement

Thanks to all those who attended our theme sessions and networking events, making the day one of collaboration and progression within the energy field.

New Business Development Managers

We are delighted to welcome Laura, Alistair and Tom to the team.

Laura Finlay, Business Development Manager, Energy Utilisation in Buildings

Laura Finlay is the ETP's Business Development Manager for Energy Utilisation in Buildings. For the last 8 years Laura has been working in a range of offshore renewable energy roles including coordination of offshore testing of the performance of tidal turbines, to the the project management of a large international consortium developing design tools for ocean energy arrays. Laura is currently working with SMEs and academics to facilitate collaboration through the Knowledge Exchange Network in order to stimulate market demand in low carbon technologies across Scotland.


Alistair McCay, Business Development Manager, Heat Energy.

Finally heat energy is getting the attention it deserves; Alistair's really looking forward to working towards decarbonising Scotland’s biggest energy demand. He's based at the University of Glasgow but will be taking every opportunity to  see all the good work across Scotland. Previously he was in a research role (University of Glasgow again), where he worked on appraising Scotland’s deep geothermal resources. It has been very interesting to see the transition from this time, when surprise was expressed that research was focussed on direct-heat rather than power, to now when heat is firmly in place as a national priority. He studied Civil Engineer at Strathclyde, going on to do a PhD studying fluid flow through natural fractures in shale.



Tom Bent, Business Development, Energy Utilisation in Buildings

Tom Bent is a wholesale energy market expert, working as an independent consultant for a variety of clients including the ETP. Tom will work alongside Laura Finlay in the Energy Use in Buildings theme, providing business development support. Prior to becoming a consultant Tom worked as a trader and manager in the energy markets for 18 years, most recently as SSE’s Director of Trading and Operations. Tom is passionate about supporting the evolution of energy markets towards a more efficient and lower carbon future, and helping commercialise bright ideas. When not working, Tom loves cycling through Scotland’s wonderful countryside.

About ETP

The Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) is an alliance of twelve independent Scottish Universities, engaged in world class energy related Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D).

ETP is the largest power and energy research partnership in Europe and promotes greater levels of collaboration between universities and industry to deliver unparalleled energy capability and core research strengths across a broad range of energy technologies but with a current focus on Wind Energy, Marine Energy, Grid, Power Systems & Networks, Solar Energy, Bio-Energy, Heat Energy, Energy Systems, Carbon Capture and Storage, Energy Conversion and Storage, Energy Utilisation in Buildings and Oil & Gas.

Coupled with research pooling, this provides an integrated energy technologies community that is providing strong leadership in the UK/EU/global energy arenas. The cohesion displayed by the Energy Technology Partnership is exemplary and provides a strong basis for collaboration with a wide variety of business, public sector and other partners. This has enabled ETP to build on its foundation of research excellence and increase its impact in the areas of Knowledge Exchange and Skills.

ETP’s network of Business Development Managers can share the emergent best practice between academia and industry and help Scottish SMEs identify the best possible support available.

ETP Emporium Event 2017

Outcomes and resources from the Emporium theme sessions are now available. This includes;

1) Summaries of the main conclusions reached 
2) Documentation and presentations that led to these conclusions

Please click here to access this information. 


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