Upcoming Events

ETP-SHFCA Event: Energy Storage in a Changing World

Date: 5th April 2017
Venue: University of Edinburgh

The Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) in conjunction with the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA) are hosting the annual Energy Storage meeting on Wednesday 5th April 2017. This year the meeting will be hosted by the University of Edinburgh.


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Date: 9-12 April 2017

Location: Newcastle University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This event is hosted in Newcastle; take part in exciting science and engineering and enjoy this vibrant city.
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BEST Small Grant Call for Proposals 2017

Date: Running now until 14th April 2017

BEST 2.0 projects must contribute to tangible impacts in terms of the conservation, sustainable development and/or sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services, including ecosystem-based climate change adaptation or mitigation. Promoting conservation and sustainable use of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Overseas Countries and Territories. Current regions: Caribbean - Indian Ocean - Pacific - Polar/Sub-polar - South Atlantic.
Project duration: 12 months. BEST 2.0 Small Grants fall into two categories:
Small Grants: > € 50 000 and ≤ € 100 000 (No co-funding required)
Swift Small Grants: ≤ € 50 000 (No co-funding possible)
You will find all useful information on the BEST 2.0 portal: Upload your proposal by completing this document and submitting here.





Butler Meeting 2017

Date: 19th April 2017

Location: St Andrews University

This is the RSC Scotland and North of England Regional Symposium for Electrochemistry (the Butler Meeting) for 2017. This one day symposium is designed to allow PhD students and PDRAs in the field of electrochemistry to showcase their research to the electrochemistry community in a regional setting. The aim is to bring together researchers and academics from all corners of the field of electrochemistry, in order to make this meeting as diverse and engaging as possible.

Registration is free, but deadlines for oral and poster competitions apply.





Collaboration In Oil And Gas 2017

Date: Thursday 20th April

Location: University of Aberdeen

The Institute for Collaborative Working and  the University of Aberdeen, in  association with the  Engineering Construction Industry Training Board have responded  by hosting  The Oil & Gas Conference: Making Collaboration Work In Practice. The Conference brings together, for the first time in Oil & Gas, a wide range of speakers and expertise from companies who have made collaboration work for them. The experience and lessons learned in these companies will be invaluable to Oil & Gas managers, function heads, executives and investors who want their companies to collaborate but are not sure how to approach it.





Energy Conversation Series: Conversation 2

Date: Tuesday 25th April, 6pm-8pm

Location: Glasgow, Court Senate Suite, Collins Building, University of Strathclyde, 22 Richmond Street, G1 1XH

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. Conversation 2: Community Energy and Central supply - which way to go? Chaired by Alf Young.





RSC Butler Meeting 2017: Electrochemistry

Date: 26th April 2017

Location: St Andrews

This is the RSC Scotland and North of England Regional Symposium for Electrochemistry for 2017: the ‘Butler Meeting’. The event this year will be held at the University of St Andrews, and will be a one-day event for PhD students and PDRAs across Scotland and the North of England working in all areas of electrochemistry. It will also welcome academics within the field. Both oral and poster presentation slots are available, with oral presentations aimed at PhD students who might otherwise not get the opportunity to speak during their PhD studies. Prizes will be awarded for best posters along with the best oral presentation.





Scottish Renewables Corporate PPA CPD Seminar

Date: 27th April 2017

Location: Glasgow

Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) can contribute towards corporate social responsibility, hedging against the risk of rising wholesale prices while creating the conditions to fuel business with green power.

With an increasing trend in corporate PPA arrangements in the UK and further afield, this seminar will bring together customers and power producers to look at the challenges and opportunities that corporate PPAs can create for business and the wider economy.





Cleantech Innovation 2017

Date: 27th April 2017

Location: The Royal Institution Venue, London

See the best of green industry innovation in the areas of clean technology, low carbon or climate change.

Provisional Format of the Day

  • Keynote addresses
  • Live presentations from our 36 finalists
  • Exhibiting companies
  • Networking during coffee and lunch breaks and at the evening drinks reception




Energy Conversation Series: Conversation 3

Date: Tuesday May 2nd, 2pm-4pm

Location: University of Strathclyde

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. Conversation 3: Heat, Power and Gas - long term infrastructure investment in an energy system in flux. Chaired by Alf Young





All-Energy Exhibition and Conference 2017

Date: 10th-11th May 2017

Location: Glasgow, SECC

Come and see ETP at stand G20! There are 15 sector trails, created with the aim of helping visitors identify and connect with the exhibitors they need to see.

The 2017 conference will cover renewable & sustainable energy generation, heat, energy systems, energy efficiency and the needs of future & sustainable cities.
There will also be a 'Dragons Den-style' event for all marine energy renewables - The All-Energy Marine Renewable Energy Investment Challenge - to win £10,000-worth of invaluable advice.


SR Low-Carbon Heat Conference: Scottish Renewables

Date: Tuesday 16th May 2017

Location: Glasgow, SECC

Scottish Renewables is pleased to be working in partnership with Scottish Development International to deliver the Scottish Low-Carbon Heat Conference 2017 - a half day conference exploring the opportunities for Scotland and asking:

  • What role heat will play in the Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy?

  • What are the opportunities?

  • What support is available to companies operating in the low-carbon sector in Scotland?

  • How do local authorities help support projects?





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.





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. 





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.





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.





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.





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 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.





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




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.