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

OCEANERA-NET Cofund 2nd Joint Call: Consortia Building Workshop

Date: 25th January 2019

Location: Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD

The Ocean Energy ERA-NET Cofund (OCEANERA-NET COFUND) is an initiative of national and regional government agencies from across Europe, which has received funding from the European Union under the Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation. The aim is to coordinate support for research and development in ocean energy, to encourage collaborative projects that tackle some of the key challenges identified for the sector as it progresses towards commercialisation.

€6.8 m funding is available via this second joint call for collaborative R&D projects in ocean energy; The participating countries / regions are: Flanders (Belgium), Ireland, Pays de la Loire (France), Portugal, Scotland (Scottish Enterprise), Spain and Sweden. The Scottish Enterprise budget is £1m. Projects must be transnational, with a minimum of two independent partners from two different countries.

The Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) and Scottish Enterprise are supporting this collaborative process by hosting this workshop and facilitating collaboration discussions between interested parties.




Scottish Renewables Offshore Wind Conference, Exhibition & Dinner 2019

Date 28 - 29 January 2019
Location: Glasgow

Scotland’s offshore wind industry has seen another exciting year of ground-breaking activity showcasing the sector’s place at the forefront of innovation.

As current projects continue to progress, our gaze is shifting to the future. This year Marine Scotland consulted on a new Sectoral Plan for Offshore Wind and Crown Estate Scotland progressed plans to launch a new leasing round for Scottish waters, opening up the opportunity for further development around our coast.

This conference will take stock of the huge progress made over the past year in Scotland’s growing offshore wind sector and the huge opportunities for Scotland’s energy and offshore supply chain across the length and breadth of the country.


Carnegie Research Workshops

Dates: Various (see below)
Location: Andrew Carnegie House, Dunfermline

The Carnegie Trust is piloting a new Carnegie Research Workshop scheme during academic 2018-19. The trust expects to fund up to three workshops during this initial phase.

Aims and Scope
This scheme aims to support the advancement of new research ideas and the exchange of skills and expertise by funding the organisation and delivery of research workshop programmes addressing issues at the forefront of current scientific, technological, environmental, intellectual, cultural or societal developments. Proposed workshops should focus on a topic of key relevance both to Scotland and globally with the aim of enabling the Scottish academic community to develop and strengthen its international leadership position.


The Road to Renewable Transport Solutions

Date: 21 February 2019, 9.00am - 1.00pm
Location: Glasgow

With real momentum behind the policy ambition to decarbonise our transport sector this seminar brings together leaders in the field to discuss how to keep our action on track, and the role for Scotland’s renewable energy sector in this transition. 

Transport affects all parts of our lives, from the price of goods on supermarket shelves to the practicality of our daily commute. 

A change in how we fuel this sector will impact all of us in a variety of ways. 

This event firstly considers decarbonisation of our road vehicle fleet; the changes in consumer behaviour required, how utility business models are already adapting and how some of this change is being financed. We then move beyond road transport to consider how other areas of our transport system – including aviation and shipping – can become cleaner.


TSC Transport Cafe: Support & Networking Event

Date: 25th February 2019

Location: Technology & innovation Centre, Glasgow

The Transport Systems Catapults will be holding their first Transport Cafe: Support and Networking event of 2019 at the University of Strathclyde's Technology and Innovation Centre.

The Transport Café events explore developments in the Intelligent Mobility and Transport Innovation sector, and also offer support and guidance to growing businesses to help them bridge the gap between new innovations and commercial success. You will also have the chance to network with the TSC team and other businesses from within the industry.



TSC Academic Network for Intelligent Mobility Event

Date: 26th February 2019

Location: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

The Transport Systems Catapult will be visiting Glasgow's University of Strathclyde, to bring together researchers and knowledge exchange experts from across the UK who are working in Intelligent Mobility to give an insight into TSC’s future plans and opportunities for you to become part of this future.

The event will be a great opportunity for you to enhance your network, hear from policy makers and industry stakeholders about their success stories and opportunities for academic engagement and exchange ideas and best practice with your colleagues from other Universities


FutureWind & Marine 2019

Date: 7th March 2019

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

The Wind and Marine Energy Systems CDT annual conference, showcasing the latest trends in wind and marine energy.

Our centre offers the UK’s only comprehensive doctoral training programme in Wind & Marine Energy, bringing together the leading UK research groups in Wind Energy at Strathclyde and Marine Energy at Edinburgh University.


Scottish Renewables Annual Conference 2019

Date: 12th - 13th March 2019
Location: Edinburgh

Scotland’s renewable energy sector is facing a conundrum.

On one hand, increasingly ambitious climate change targets, a desire from government in both Edinburgh and London to decarbonise more quickly than ever before, and new innovations in technology and business models to suit our fast-changing energy landscape.

On the other, political upheaval, policy uncertainty, disrupted revenue streams, skills shortages and perennial challenges around grid, finance and planning.

Scottish Renewables’ Annual Conference brings together the people who matter in this sector to debate its future. Over two days in Edinburgh we discuss pathways on which business can succeed while delivering on the political and public ambitions which have helped create our industry.


UKERC Local Energy Systems Conference

Date: 24-25 April 2019
Location: Oxford


The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) will be hosting a conference on “Local energy systems in national and international contexts” in Oxford on April 24 and 25 next year. Extended abstracts are invited by November 11th 2018. (Full papers are not required at any stage).

As with all UKERC things, this is intended to be a good, inter-disciplinary event and I’m sure will foster some interesting discussion. If you think you’ve got something interesting to say about local or community energy systems either in the UK or beyond, please do submit an abstract.



17th International Probabilistic Workshop (IPW2019)

Date: 11th - 13th September 2019
Location: Edinburgh

The workshop has been previously held in Austria, Belgium, Czech republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, the United Kingdom, and we are honoured to follow the 16th IPW, that was held in Vienna.

The theme of the Workshop is on probabilistic and statistic techniques in engineering. Academic institutions, research organizations and industries are invited to contribute to the Workshop and to join in the discussions on needs and developments in the field.

The call for abstract is now open. Please submit your abstract by February 15th 2019.