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

ETP / UWS Collaboration Clinic

Date: 25th October (AM)

Location: Paisley, University of the West of Scotland

ETP, in conjunction with University of the West of Scotland and CeeD, is delighted to host a half day meeting in  October at the University’s Paisley Campus. The event will highlight the opportunity for Scottish SMEs to collaborate directly with Scottish academics on innovative projects within the low carbon energy sector.

Through the Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN), ETP can support SMEs to connect with universities and fund projects to the tune of £ 20,000. Support is provided across seven thematic areas: Energy Conversion and Storage; Energy Systems; Energy Utilisation in Buildings; Heat Energy; Power Networks and Grid Technologies; Marine Energy and Wind Energy.

If you represent a Scottish SME and would like to know more about how you could access these academic facilities, why not come along and join us.  You will hear about the ETP funding scheme and meet some of the University’s academics and ETP representatives  who will  be able to assist you with your technology needs.


Inaugral Workshop

Date: 31st October 2017

Location: Royal Society of Edinburgh, St Andrews

Confirmed Speakers:

What Industry wants from Energy Materials Research
Richard Gover, AWE Plc
Richard Kemp Harper, Arcola Energy
Gerry Agnew, Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems Ltd

Energy Materials Interfaces Research
Laurence Hardwick, University of Liverpool
Bob Freer, University of Manchester
Andre Studart, ETH, Zurich

Network Activities and Capabilities
John T S Irvine, University of St Andrews
Jon Binner, University of Birmingham
Steve Parker, University of Bath
Job Thijssen, University of Edinburgh


Intelligent Mobility - how data will transform urban mobility

Date: 2nd November 2017

Location: Derby

This Conference considers emerging mobility technologies and examines how Cities can plan for their large-scale adoption. The event will showcase the work of businesses developing data and software products, which will be the foundation for next generation intelligent urban traffic management and mobility services.


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.


ETP Energy Systems: Opportunity for Circular Economy

Date: 8th November 2017
Location: Glasgow, University of Strathclyde

Find out how you can access Zero Waste Scotland, ETP and Scottish Enterprise funding & support to unlock and deliver your innovative energy sector & Circular Economy solutions. ETP and Zero Waste Scotland are working to help business identify and implement circular opportunities in the energy sector from early stages through to commercialisation.

Who should attend?
•    SMEs with ideas for asset reuse, remanufacture & repurposing applicable to the Energy Sector
•    Energy companies or energy asset manufacturers facing end-of-life asset challenges
•    Businesses with interest in Whole Energy Systems approaches & Circular Economy solution

ZWS Funding:
•    £50,000 to £1 million per SME for commercialisation projects that advance the circular economy in the Scottish energy sector;
•    Free consultancy support to develop the business-case for a solution.

ETP Funding
•    Up to £20k provided for SME low CO2 projects in partnership with Scottish universities.
•    Business development & funding applications support.



Scotland in a Circular Economy Conference

Date: 16th November 2017

Location: Edinburgh

This half day conference will provide a strategic understanding of Scotland's circular economy strategy.  It will examine core areas for development and growth as well as considering how to support, fund and protect circular economy initiatives. 

Speakers confirmed to date include:

•    Gabriella Pieraccini, Head of Zero Waste, Scottish Government
•    Terry A'Hearn, Chief Executive, SEPA
•    John Curtis, Director, Revolutionall
•    Dr George Hazel OBE, Programme Manager, Mobility as a Service Alliance
•    Graham Meeks, Director of Policy, UK Green Investment Bank plc


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.


ETI10: Ten Years Of Innovation

Date: 21-22 November 2017

Location: London, Energy Technologies Institute

The ETI is a £400m industry and government funded research institute into low carbon energy system planning and technology development to address UK energy and climate change targets. For the last 10 years they have invested in whole energy system modelling, technology innovation, road mapping and the delivery of a portfolio of over 135 complex low carbon energy innovation projects.

They invite you to learn more about their findings from this work by joining them for their ‘10 Years of Innovation’ conference and exhibition.



Crowdfunding Options Seminars

Dates: 7th, 9th, 14th, 23rd November 2017

Location: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Stirling, Glasgow

These half day seminars are taking place during November 2017 and will help you decide if crowdfunding is right for your business and how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign. Eash is an investment seminar hosted by the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise.

What to expect:
Understand the reward based and equity based crowd funding processes and websites, decide if crowdfunding is an option for you, understand what you can expect from the fundraising journey.


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.


Scottish Green Energy Awards: ETP Professor Leithead shortlisted

Date: 30th November 2017
Location: Edinburgh, EICC

Professor William Leithead, Theme Coordinator for Wind Energy at ETP, has been nominated for Scottish Green Energy Awards: Contribution to Skills Award. Run by Scottish Renewables, it is always a night of celebration and networking. This St Andrews Day, head to Edinburgh to recognise the great innovation taking place in the Energy field today.


Renewables After Brexit

Date: 1 December 2017

Location University of Dundee

Experts from the renewables, legal, financial and political worlds will come together at the University of Dundee to explore the consequences of the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union, with Alex Salmond delivering the keynote speach on the day.


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


Enabling a Smarter Power Grid – Preparing for the Energy System Transition

Date: 12th December 2017 (morning)

Location: London

This forum is set to take place approximately half a year on from the launch of the Faraday Challenge and the confirmation of a £246 million government investment into battery technology. Key areas to be addressed:
1.    Developing a Thriving Electricity Storage Sector - Investment, Innovation and Regulation

2.    The Home Battery Market – Shifting Demand, Engaging Consumers and Domestic Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)

3.    Active Network Management – Moving from DNOs to DSOs, Local Networks and Distributed Generation


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.


Scottish Renewables Offshore Wind Conference, Exibition and Dinner

Date: 29th-30th January 2018

Location: Glasgow

2017 has been a landmark year for Scotland’s offshore wind sector. Scottish Renewables are running the 2018 Conference to facilitate discussion, innovation and networking. Beatrice – one of the largest private infrastructure projects ever developed in Scotland - and Statoil’s world-leading Hywind which will soon become a reality off the coast of Peterhead, indicate 2018 will be one of intense activity. Discuss, debate and influence the decisions taken to benefit the sector; hear about the latest UK and Scottish Government policy; meet with others in the sector to network and share ideas.


Energy Storage and Connected Systems (ESCS)

Date: 6th & 7th February 2018

Location: Olympia Central, London

The "Energy Storage and Connected Systems" (ESCS) event focuses on EVs, energy storage and the increasingly clever systems that join them together.

Over 400+ like-minded and high-level decision makers and industry specialists will be available for networking opportunities in:
•    Batteries, battery packs, battery management systems
•    Battery testing, inspection, safety
•    Charging technologies and devices
•    Connected smart systems
•    Electric vehicles
•    Energy storage - manufacturing equipment, materials and components
•    Fuel cells
•    Power to gas (methane, hydrogen, electrolysis, infrastructure)
•    Redox flow cells
•    Other energy storage methods (Capacitors, Flywheels, CAES)


Delivering the Clean Growth Plan: Transition to a Low Carbon Economy

Date: 14th March 2018

Location: London

This one-day conference will explore the how the UK can decarbonise across domestic heat, transport, and energy intensive industries in line with the government’s Clean Growth Plan due to be published, Autumn 2017.

It will explore how hydrogen fuel cell and carbon capture storage technology can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions across four key areas – Managing energy demands in line with policy commitments; Domestic heat, Industrial Emissions; and Transport.


Decarbonisation of the UK: Delivering the Clean Growth Plan

Date: 14th March 2018

Location: America Square Conference Centre, London

This one-day conference will be looking at the how the UK can decarbonise across domestic heat, transport, and energy intensive industries in line with the government’s Clean Growth Plan due this autumn.