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

Renewable Energy Consultant Expert Certificate

Date: Course 1 (29th-30th June); Course 2 (27th-28th July); Course 3 (online)

Location: University of London

More funding has been issued to take part in the three courses below, which combine to make the Renewable Energy Consultant Expert Certificate.

Course 1: Renewable Energy Management and Finance (29th-30th June)

Course 2: Solar Photovolaitics (27th-28th July)

Course 3: Online Specialisation Course

As well as the University of London sessions, each course can also be studied online at anytime.  


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.


Call for Participants: Workshop on low and no-Pt Catalysts for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells

Date: 6th-8th September 2017 (participation deadline by 20th June 2017)

Location: Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

There is a call to take part in a workshop that might be of interest to Early Career Researchers.

Under the researcher link scheme, offered via the Newton Fund, the British Council and NSF of China, Northumbria University and Nanjing University will be holding a workshop on the above theme at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nanjing University. The workshop is being coordinated by Professor Jianguo Liu at Nanjing University and Dr. Terence Liu at Northumbria University, and will have contributions from other leading researchers.

Early Career Researchers from the UK are invited to apply to attend this workshop. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the NewtonResearcher Links programme. The application form, with more details on the initiative, is attached and should be sent to before the deadline of 30 June 2017.


Infrastructure Systems Competition Round 3 Briefing and Brokerage Events

Date: Tuesday 4th July

Location: Glasgow

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), in partnership with Innovate UK welcomes interested parties within Infrastructure Systems sectors to be briefed on the third round of competition funding for Infrastructure Systems. This event brings together the innovators developing solutions working to evolve the UK Infrastructure systems, including smart infrastructure, urban living, connected transport, energy systems, offshore wind and nuclear.


Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport 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.


2017 MASTS Annual Science Meeting Call for Abstracts

Date: 7th July (call for abstract for conference on 4th-6th October 2017)

Abstracts for talks and/or e-posters to the 2017 MASTS Annual Science Meeting should be submitted before 16:00 on Friday 7th July 2017 to using the abstract template document. Abstracts can be submitted to one of the following areas:

  1. General Science Session
  2. Maximising capabilities of volunteer observing systems
  3. SNH session - Safeguarding Scotland’s coasts and seas…. perspectives and visions
  4. Deep Sea
  5. Circulation, dispersion and connectivity in Scottish Waters
  6. Marine Biogeochemistry


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.


16th European Conference on Solid State Chemistry

Date: 23rd-26th July 2017

Location: University of Strathclyde

Main topics of the conference:
Advances in solid state materials synthesis
Functioning materials
Physical Chemistry of Solids
Large volume high pressure techniques
Microporous / mesoporous materials
Chalcogenide & oxide hydride materials
Advanced characterisation techniques

Invited speakers will also attend.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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