The recent publication by the Scottish Government of the Draft Energy Strategy, and related documents, sets a vision for the future of Scotland’s energy sector to supply secure, reliable and affordable energy. With this vision comes a set of challenges and opportunities for industry, the public sector, and academia to work together in developing the innovation required to meet the challenging climate change ambitions. There are questions around the decarbonisation of heat, the reliance on CCS and Bioenergy to decarbonise electricity, the optimum use of energy systems modelling, and the effect of the strategy on enterprise, among many others.
This conference brings together industry, the public sector and academia to discuss innovation for the Energy Strategy. Key academics and businesses will present their research expertise & needs, from which the conference will identify avenues of cooperation that will support the development of the draft Energy Strategy.
By attending this event, you will hear from Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Co-Chair of the Scottish Energy Advisory Board & Chair of ETP Directorate, and Chris Stark, Scottish Government Director of Energy and Climate Change, and participate in Theme Sessions designed to help you identify opportunities for innovation. There will be the chance to take part in 1-2-1s for networking and knowledge exchange, and learn about funding mechanisms that support innovation.
Never has it been so important to collaborate and ensure that different perspectives are understood. You will gain a wider understanding as to where your sector fits in to overall energy strategies and gain opportunities to learn from those in different contexts. It is set to be a forward thinking day, set on the cusp of great change within the energy field in Scotland.
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