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

Energy Conversation Series: Conversation 4

Date: Tuesday 23rd May

Location: TBC

The Centre for Energy Policy present: the Energy Conversation series. This is a series of four events which will ask the difficult questions around evolving UK and Scottish Energy strategy.Energy Conversation 4: Anyone out there know how to deliver a low carbon energy system? Chaired by Alf Young.





FW: Innovation in Gasification & CHP Technology (I-GATE) Event

Date: Tuesday 23rd May
Location: University of Glasgow

Attendees will include experts from industries and universities working in gasification and combined heat and power (CHP) technologies.

The day covers knowledge exchange, technical discussion and presentation, technology demonstration and workshop activities. It will highlight funding opportunities and new partnership development.





SRPe Conference: Digital Manufacturing Demystified for SMEs

Date: 23rd May 2017

Location: Inchinnan, Glasgow

Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe) Conference. Manufacturing companies are continually bombarded with terms such as The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0, Digital Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing, Cloud Manufacturing and the Internet of Things. The conference will break through the hype to describe and demonstrate the technologies, which are driving digital manufacturing. Affecting all manufacturing sectors, you will see how these technologies will impact and transform your business in the short and medium term.



Innovation in Gasification & CHP Technology (I-GATE) Event

Date: 23rd May

Location: University of Glasgow

Attendees will include experts from industries and universities working in gasification and combined heat and power (CHP) technologies.

The day covers knowledge exchange, technical discussion and presentation, technology demonstration and workshop activities. It will highlight funding opportunities and new partnership development.


Low Carbon Scotland 2017

Date: 23rd May 2017

Location: Edinburgh, Our Dynamic Earth

Low Carbon Scotland 2017 Driving the transition to a zero carbon economy is a unique conference that will address Scotland’s current carbon position and allow delegates to hear from those leading and driving the policies and proposals. One of the main focuses of the conference is to discuss how public sector can reduce their carbon emissions, the current situation will be highlighted and a discussion surrounding how this can be improved and delivered will play an imperative part within the conference with some world leading technologies & innovations of best practice to be showcased to the delegation.





Marine Alliance for Science and Technology Scotland Workshop

Date: 23rd May 2017 (register interest of attendance before 15th April 2017)

Location: Edinburgh, The Melting Pot

The MASTS Oil and Gas Environmental Research Forum is sponsoring a one-day workshop to review the environmental issues and knowledge gaps relating to the decommissioning of offshore oil and gas platforms and the OSPAR 98/3 decision. The output from the workshop will inform a MASTS position paper, which will be used to advise decommissioning policy, highlight knowledge gaps and direct future environmental research.






SR Young Professionals Green Energy Awards 2017: Scottish Renewables

Date: 25th May 2017

Location: Glasgow, Glasgow Science Centre

Scottish Renewables launch an evening of recognition, reward and celebration, sponsored by ScottishPower Renewables. At ETP, we are happy to sponsor this year's Academic Award.

Renewable energy is one of Scotland’s proudest environmental and economic success stories. This event will bring the industry together to celebrate and recognise those who will be driving Scotland’s energy evolution in future. 





Exploiting the Commercial Opportunities Offered By the Energy Transition

Date: 23rd May / 25th May 2017

Location: Birmingham / London

The Energy Systems Catapult is already collaborating with industry on energy transition thought leadership and commercial opportunity projects, to work with industry to deliver even greater impact and value.
Through a series of invitation only workshops they are seeking to engage senior industry, Government and academia colleagues to discuss and understand how they can help to exploit the commercial opportunites offered by the energy transition. The workshop will consist of facilitated discussions and Q&A sessions with senior Catapult staff, as well as networking opportunities with peers across the energy community.





Symposium on Application of Computed Tomography in Earth, Material & Engine...

Date: 30th May (13:00-18:00)

Location: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

COMPμTε is focused on research in earth and material sciences, and is open for collaboration and/or service from any industrial or scientific background. They would like to celebrate the one year anniversary COMPμTε by holding a mini-symposium focusing on the most recent developments and applications of X-CT in earth sciences, engineering and material sciences.






STFC Batteries Annual Meeting 2017

Date: 31st May-1st June

Location: Abington

Building on the successful combination of high quality talks and a relaxed, collaborative environment, they once again aim to bring together the best researchers from the UK and further afield in the area of electrochemical energy research.





ETP Emporium Event 2017

Date: 31st May 2017

Location: Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

The ETP and sister Research Pools have a decade of experience in developing and representing academic research excellence in the energy sector. By engaging with industry (including trade bodies), and public sector bodies during the course of this event, we will demonstrate the capabilities of academia, and identify avenues of cooperation that will support the development of the draft Energy Strategy.

The event will be based around 8 sessions. Each session will produce a statement identifying the RDD required to deliver the strategy, and the avenues of potential collaboration across sectors.





LCITP – Innovative Local Energy Systems Call - Workshops

Date: Various throughout May

Location: Various

As you may be aware, the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme has launched an invitation to apply for funds to support the Innovative Local Energy Systems (ILES) Call. This has been designed to support and accelerate the development and delivery of innovative, local low carbon energy opportunities across Scotland. In particular, it aims to support solutions in rural and remote parts of Scotland, smaller towns and settlements, and areas that are off gas grid.
As part of the call being launched, the LCITP team are hosting several information workshops throughout Scotland. For more information, click here.





SR Hydro Conference and Exhibition: Scottish Renewables

Date: Tuesday 6th June 2017

Location: Perth, Perth Concert Hall

At this year’s conference, the policy landscape facing the industry today will be assessed there will be discussion of the strategy for ensuring hydropower remains at the heart of Scotland’s energy system, delivering renewable power from the glens to the grid.

There will be the chance to hear from senior figures in government, industry and academia, and to set out your views. The conference will seek to shape the future of hydro in Scotland.





Understanding Domestic Micro-renewables: Installation and Use of Heating Technologies

Date: 13th June 2017

Location: Edinburgh

With gas and electricity prices rising, increasing numbers of householders are considering renewable heating technologies, turning their homes into mini-power stations to cut bills and carbon emissions. The aim of this one-day event is to focus on the everyday experience of living with these types of technology. This event will enable different policy-makers, practitioners and academics to share and learn about experiences of working in the sector.



Priorities For The New Energy Strategy In Scotland

Date: Wednesday 14th June 2017, Morning

Location: Edinburgh Central

This timely seminar will be an opportunity to discuss the new Scottish energy strategy, as the Scottish Government considers responses to the consultation on its proposals.

It includes an address from Chris Stark, Director of Energy and Climate Change, The Scottish Government and the agenda has been structured to bring out view on key priorities for the shaping of Scotland's energy system, and issues for implementation, in order to meet the new 50% renewables target of 2030. 





SR Onshore Wind Conference: Scottish Renewables

Date: Tuesday 20th June 2017

Location: Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University

ETP will be present at the SR Onshore Wind Conference & Exhibition, 2017. As the Scottish Government challenges industry to make Scotland home to the UK’s first commercial wind farm without subsidy, join this conference Glasgow to hear from leaders across industry, government and key stakeholders on how onshore wind can secure a sustainable, long term future.





SR Storage and Systems Conference 2017: Scottish Renewables

Date: Wednesday 21st June 2017

Location: Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University

ETP will be in attendance when Scottish Renewables Storage & Systems Conference returns for its second year; bringing government, industry leaders, and network companies together to consider the impacts and opportunities arising from the transition to a ‘smart, flexible energy system’.

Join this conference to hear from experts on energy systems and storage on how we can ensure a bright future for renewables and create Scotland’s energy system of tomorrow, today.





Nuclear Supply Chain Project: Meet-The-Buyer

Date: 21st June 2017

Location: Doubltree Dunblane Hydro Hotel

Supported by Scottish Enterprise, this event is in its 6th year and will include keynote presentations by NDA and NIA, a business exhibition, networking and pre-booked 1:1 meetings with buying organisations. It presents an unrivalled opportunity to meet senior decision-makers and make real progress with the nuclear industry.

It is anticipated there will be

    - 45 exhibitors
    - 20 key buyers

...and up to 200 attendees





AIMDay Energy

Date: June 27th 2017

Location: University of Edinburgh

AIMday® Energy is a meeting focused on identifying opportunities for innovation between companies/organisations and researchers in one hour workshops. The meeting brings new perspectives to industry challenges by matching them with multi-disciplinary research expertise.

Knowledge available will range from Low Carbon Energy sources (including wind, wave, tidal, solar, hydrogen, nuclear, and biomass) through to Oil and Gas and offshore decommissioning.





BHA Hydro Network 2017

Date: 29th June 2017

Location: Telford, Shropshire

This event will involve a broad cross-section of people from the UK Hydropower sector. It will bring together industry professionals, experts and some of hydropower's leading practitioners to provide an insight into many of today's opportunities and challenges.





Westminster Energy, Environment & Trasnport Forum Keynote Seminar

Date: 4th July 2017

Location: London

Next steps for UK onshore oil and gas: shale development, environmental regulation and opportunities for sector growth. This is a morning event.


Call for papers: United Kingdom - Japan Engineering Education League Workshop

Date: 10th July (Workshop - 7th/8th September)

Location: Glasgow

This is a call for papers from doctoral students for the above workshop, 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.


2nd Chemistry in Energy Conference 2017

Venue: University of Sheffield, UK

Date: Monday-Wednesday, 17th-19th July 2017

Building on the success of the 1st “Chemistry in Energy” Conference, the Energy Sector of the Royal Society of Chemistry is pleased to announce that it is organising and promoting the 2nd “Chemistry in Energy” conference to be hosted by and at the University of Sheffield.





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.





SR Solar Conference 2017: Scottish Renewables

Date: Wednesday 6th September 2017

Location: Edinburgh, 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.





Scottish Renewables Solar Conference and Exhibition 2017

Date: 6th September

Location: Edinbrugh

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.



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




SR Marine Conference, Exhibition and Dinner

Date: 12-13th September

Location: Inverness, Eden Court Theatre

The ETP will be in attendance at this year's event. Scotland’s wave and tidal industries continue to break new ground in both technology and project development. While the sectors face challenges finding a route to market the publication of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy and the Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy provide new opportunities. The 2017 conference will debate these challenges and opportunities and delegates will learn about the cutting-edge developments helping build these industries of the future. It will look at:

- What the Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy means for our wave and tidal sectors
- How the wave and tidal sectors can benefit from the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy
- What innovations are driving forward the wave energy sector
- How we can build a tidal energy industry





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





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 in October.