Many of our news and events postings have come directly from external organisers. This is the best way to keep our audience up-to-date with the breadth of activities that are ongoing, relating to ETP. More detailed information can often be found by following the links provided; this will take you directly to the organiser’s websites for full details.

Upcoming Events

Graphenes in Energy Innovation Opportunities’ Workshop

Date: Wednesday 23rd August from 09:30 - 1:00pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 2 Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh. EH14 4AS

The Energy Academy and the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association invite you to take part in a workshop to explore the applications of graphene in the fuel cell and energy sector. Some of the application areas for this versatile material in the energy sector include:


SR: Introduction to the Electricity Network: Charging & Regulation CPD Seminar

Date: 30th August 2017

Location: Glasgow, Technology Innovation Centre

The electricity system continues to change. Through the growth of renewable generation we have already seen significant disruption in the way that power is produced. Now advances in technology look set to transform the market further with storage, electric vehicles and new innovative business models all poised to impact conventional operation and ownership models.

This seminar will provide delegates with a valuable overview of the arrangements in place to govern the ownership, operation and regulation of the electricity network and provide you with the knowledge necessary to navigate through this complex and changing subject area.



UK Geoenergy Observatory Launch

Date: 5th September 2017, 2pm - 8pm
Location: The Lecacy Hub, Glasgow

Come to our community engagement event to find out more about an exciting energy research investment in Clyde Gateway.

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the British Geological Survey (BGS) are two of the UK’s leading scientific organisations. We want to invest £9 million in creating an underground observatory in Clyde Gateway so scientists can explore and understand geothermal energy.


Scottish Renewables Solar Conference and Exhibition 2017

Date: 6th September

Location: Edinbrugh, COSLA centre

ETP will be in attendance at the SR Solar Conference & Exhibition 2017, which is returning to the COSLA Centre in Edinburgh on Wednesday 06 September.This event will encourage policy discussions and networking amongst representatives from across the industry. In association with the Scottish Institute for Solar Energy Research (SISER), this all-day event will make use of the most up-to-date information and will attract key players and decision makers from the public and private sectors, academia, communities and the supply chain.

Student and academic discount rates are here.


SPE Offshore Europe

Date: 5th-8th September 2017

Location: Aberdeen, AECC

The Decommissioning Zone is a new, free-to-attend zone at SPE Offshore Europe 2017 will include 20+ decommissioning technology and service providers in the free to attend exhibition, and a conference theatre programmed in association with the industry’s key associations, including Decom North Sea, ITF, IMechE and SUT.

This will be a featured project from Independent North Sea operator Fairfield Energy, which is in the process of decommissioning the Greater Dunlin assets and will share details of progress.


United Kingdom - Japan Engineering Education League (UKJEEL)

Date: 7th - 8th September

Location: Glasgow

At the James Watt Building, University of Glasgow, this promises to be an interesting event. There is a call for papers from doctoral students, which has a deadline of 10th July. See the website for more details. Every engineering theme will be looked at, but papers from Energy Sustainability from Integrated Renewable Energy Systems will be particularly welcome.

The workshop will be an opportunity to network and exchange views with Japanese and UK colleagues on education and research. Doctoral students gain valuable experience in giving oral and poster presentations; further understanding of sustainable energy generation; faculty can strengthen contacts with colleagues to facilitate further research exchanges and professional development.


SR Marine Conference 2017: Scottish Renewables

Date: 12th-13th September 2017

Location: Inverness

ETP will be in attendance at this year's event. Scotland’s marine energy industry is on the cusp of breakthrough developments which will propel it towards commercialisation. But while we’ve taken huge strides forward with technology and projects, recent announcements regarding funding and Brexit have raised significant concerns about the future of these burgeoning industries.

Join the conference to learn about developments within Scotland’s wave and tidal sectors and debate how we navigate the choppy waters now in-front of us.


  •     Industry leaders’ priorities for the pivotal year ahead
  •     How Wave Energy Scotland is accelerating the development of wave energy technology
  •     How tidal developers and their supply chain are building the first tidal arrays

 Student and academic discount rates are here.



Venturefest Scotland 2017

Date: 20th September 2017

Location: Glasgow Science Centre

The event connects SME business owners, entrepreneurs, investors and innovators and provides a platform for growing companies to find the tools, advice, funding and contacts they need to take their businesses to the next level.  812 delegates attended last year and 1,000 are expected this year.

Registration is free. Keynotes include Mandy Chessell - IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering;
Ailsa Gray of Profits with Purpose; and Louise Opprud Jakobsen - former Creative Lead of Innovation Lab, one of Scandinavia´s first innovation think tanks.


UK Energy Innovation Awards 2017

Date: 28th September 2017

Location: Liverpool, Titanic Hotel

Innovation scout, the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC), is once again searching for SME innovators with ground-breaking technologies that have the potential to help UK distribution networks address their major energy challenges. Now in its eighth year, the UK Energy Innovation Awards offer an unprecedented opportunity for energy networks and third-party innovators to come together and celebrate the ideas and technologies that offer benefits to customers, industry and the supply chain.

Strathclyde’s Power Networks Demonstration Centre is a confirmed sponsor of this year's awards.

 Deadline for nominations is Friday 28th April 2017 


SR Introduction to Hydrogen: Opportunities for Renewables CPD Seminar

Date: 28th September 2017

Location: Glasgow Caledonian University

Event summary
With the hydrogen economy in the UK expected to grow significantly, this seminar will provide a valuable overview of the scope of the opportunity, and the challenges in realising the potential of this zero emission fuel.

Delegates can expect to learn about the applications of hydrogen technologies, Scottish Government’s hydrogen ambitions and the opportunities a hydrogen economy could present for renewables.


ScotCHEM Benchtop NMR

ScotCHEM has a benchtop NMR available for loan to businesses for short industrial projects. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is non-destructuve, fast and highly informative. The instrument will come with support from the University of Edinburgh.

  • Offer open to businesses located in Scotland.
  • Instrument available for up to 4 weeks.
  • Available from April until September 2017.
  • Training and support provided.
  • An expert can work with you.



Priorities for Developing Energy Efficiency in Scotland

Date: Thursday 5th October (morning)

Location: Central Edinburgh

This is the Scotland Policy Conferences Keynote Seminar, with Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, The Scottish Government, and Keith Armstrong, Director of Energy Services, SSE. This timely conference will be an opportunity to discuss the policy priorities for improving energy efficiency in Scotland - in both domestic and commercial settings.


MASTS Annual Science Meeting (ASM) 2017

Date: Wednesday 4th - Friday 6th October

Location: Glasgow, Technology Innovation Centre

The Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland wishes to invite exhibitors to display at the TIC building at the University of Strathclyde throughout their three day event. Now the largest gathering of marine scientists in the UK, this cross-disciplinary meeting will promote the latest advances in marine science, good governance and using sound science responsibly, and revisiting the vision: 'Clean, healthy, safe, productive, biologically diverse marine environments, managed to meet the needs of people and nature'. Early bird registration available until 28th July 2017.

This cross-disciplinary meeting brings together members of the marine science community, with the aim of promoting and communicating research excellence and forging new scientific collaborations. The cross-disciplinary nature of the event as well as the high calibre of the selected talks means that scientists can broaden their knowledge in marine science as well as benefit from expertise and ideas gained in a range of fields other than their own.



ETP Annual Conference 2017

Date: 10th October 2017
Location: John McIntyre Conference Centre, University of Edinburgh

ETP is hosting its 6th Annual Conference on Tuesday 10th October 2017 at the John McIntyre Conference Centre at the University of Edinburgh.

This year, the conference is centred around ETP’s PhD Students, their academic supervisors and sponsoring companies as well as all members of ETP universities. It will be an informative and interactive day where keynote speakers provided the context for a variety of presentations and interactive sessions; an opportunity to network with other energy students, and for students to take part in a poster competition.


Napier University's 3rd Annual Electric Vehicle Event

Date: Wednesday 11th October

Location: Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus

The Electric Vehicle one-day event will this year cover the following themes: 
•             Mobility and sustainability
•             Energy storage
•             Batteries and technology.
The event is being sponsored by the Scottish Government and the university are pleased to announce that the Transport Minister will be giving a speech.


Next Steps for Electricity Market Reform

Date: 7th November 2017

Location: Central London

Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar. This seminar examines the future for Electricity Market Reform (EMR) following the latest Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round and ahead of 2018 Capacity Market auctions.


Renewables In Scotland: Funding, Innovation and Next Steps for Policy

Date: 22nd November 2017 (morning)

Location: Central Edinburgh

Delegates will discuss priorities for supporting innovation and commercialisation in the move towards a subsidy-free renewables market - assessing opportunities for attracting investment and reducing barriers faced by businesses seeking to develop large-scale renewable energy projects.

Areas for discussion in the agenda include:
•    Renewable energy in Scotland - challenges and opportunities;
•    Contracts for Difference allocations and Capacity Market priorities;
•    Funding, commercialisation and moving towards a subsidy-free sector;
•    Developing a resilient and flexible electricity network - storage, demand-side response and regulation; and
•    Next steps for renewable energy policy in Scotland and implementing the Energy Strategy.

A key output of the seminar will be a transcript of the proceedings, sent out around 12 working days after the event to all attendees and a wider group of Ministers and officials in The Scottish Government; as well as Scottish Parliamentarians with a special interest in the subject. It will also be made available more widely.


Next Steps for Low Carbon Road Transport

Date: 28th November 2017

Location: Central London

Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar
Next steps for low carbon road transport: innovation, EVs and transition strategies

Discussing both private and public transport, it follows the release of a new UK Air Quality Plan for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and will consider what a potential expansion in low emission vehicles might look like, research and development opportunities, and the priorities for vehicle manufacturers going forward.


Low Carbon Network and Innovation Conference 2017

Date: 6th-7th December 2017

Location: Telford, England

SME opportunity: Due to the success of the innovation hub at LCNI in 2016, BEAMA, Energy Innovation Centre, Energy Systems Catapult and Innovate UK will be collaborating for a second year to sponsor an innovation hub at this year’s LCNI conference.  This is a unique opportunity for innovators to raise their profile, develop relationships, gain insight into the needs of the UK’s gas and electricity network operators, and seek funding opportunities. The innovation showcase zone will provide a suitable position for SMEs to pitch their innovative solutions for the industry in a UK area at the event.   

Network operators are continually looking to understand what solutions, systems and business models will manage costs, engage energy users in new ways and support energy decarbonisation.  They have access to funding from the Ofgem NIA and NIC funding mechanisms to test, de-risk and prove innovations with the potential to meet these challenges


H2FC Supergen Research Conference 2017

Date: 11-13 December

Location: University of St Andrews

H2FC SUPERGEN is holding its 2017 Researcher Conference from midday 11th Dec to midday 13th Dec 2017, bringing together the entire hydrogen and fuel cell research community, inspiring collaboration and driving innovation.

The topics will focus on research developments on hydrogen, fuel cells and their applications, with focus on, but not exclusivity to, the themes below:
•Theme 1: Hydrogen Production
•Theme 2: Hydrogen Storage
•Theme 3: Fuel Cells
•Theme 4: Hydrogen/Fuel Cell Systems and Applications
•Theme 5: Hydrogen Safety
•Theme 6: The role of hydrogen and fuel cells in the energy system
•Theme 7: Policy, economic and social aspects of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies


Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Energy Summit

Date: 24-25th January 2018

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Key Topics:
•Overview of the actual hydrogen
and fuel cells market.
•Latest technologies involved
in the renewable sources.
•Policy and regulations.
•Power-to-gas solutions,
•Decarbonisation of the energy sector.
•Hydrogen storage improvements.
•Security aspects in hydrogen. production,storage & distribution.
•Monetisation advice and partnerships.
•Hydrogen mobility applications.
•Integration and standards.