The ETP hosted it's 3rd Annual Conference in the West Park Conference Centre, Dundee
Day 1 was mainly for the ETP PhD Students and Knowledge Exchange Network members. It provided an informative and interactive day where keynote speakers will provide the context for a variety of presentations and interactive sessions; an opportunity to network with other energy students and take part in a poster competition.
Day 2 was mainly for Industry and focussed on challenges and opportunities for support. Supported by the European Regional Development Fund, the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council it was an excellent networking opportunity with keynote presentations and case studies followed by one-to-one meetings with leading energy experts and business development managers.
Wednesday 23rd April 2014 - PhD Student Day
10:30 Registration and Coffee
11:00 Welcome & Introduction - Dr Barrie Shepherd, ETP Executive Director
11:10 Energy Systems Integration for the North Sea Regions. Natasha Madeira - International Collaboration Manager
11:40 SSE Research, Development and Demonstration Activities. Marta Smart - Head of Partnership Funding, SSE
12:10 The Electricity Grid - Scottish Power Overview. Kevin Smith - Scottish Power Energy Networks
12:40 How to Establish a Carbon Neutral Community. Dr Roddy Yarr - Environment & Energy Manager, University of St Andrews
14:00 Exploring the Use of Seaweed Biopolymers in Composite Construction Materials. Cassandra Dove PhD Student, University of Strathclyde
14:15 Low Energy Consumption Illumination Sources Based on Beam Shaping Optics. Sina Babadi PhD Student, Glasgow Caledonian Univeristy
14:30 Refreshment Break & Poster Exhibition
15:00 Energy Question Time - Pannel Q&A.
Lindsay Leask - Senior Policy Manager, Scottish Renewables
Colin McNaught - Chairman, Industrial and Power Association
Prof Paul Mitchell - University of Aberdeen
Paul Smith - Managing Director Generation, SSE
16:30 Summary & Close
18:30 ETP Conference Dinner. Guest Speaker Professor Sir Jim McDonald - Principal, University of Strathclyde
Thursday 24th April 2014 - Industry Day
10:00 Registration and Coffee
10:30 Welcome & Overview - Prof. Paul Mitchell. ETP Directorate - University of Aberdeen
10:40 ETP Review of 2013 - Dr Barrie Shepherd - ETP Executive Director
10:55 Scottish Enterprise Support for the Energy Sector and Company Case Study. Maggie McGinlay - Director, Energy & Clean Technologies, Scottish Enterprise
11:25 Announcement - £100k Fund for collaborative R&D project
ETP Support for Companies.
Richard Herd -Project Manager, ETP Knowledge Exchange Network
11:45 Refreshment Break
12:00 Supporting Business Academic Collaborations in the Energy Sector and Case Study. Dr Siobhan Jordan - Director, Interface
12:30 Delivering Skills for the Energy Sector. Jim Brown - Energy Skills Partnership
12:55 Conclude & Award Student Poster Prize - Prof. Paul Mitchell
13:30 Collaboration Workshop
14:15 1-2-1 Meetings with Academics and Business Development Managers
Confirmed Academics were:
Prof Stuart Haszeldine, University of Edinburgh (Carbon Capture & Storage)
Prof Paul Mitchell, University of Aberdeen (Bio-Energy)
Prof Phil Banfill, Heriot-Watt University (Energy Utilisation in Buildings)
There will also be Business Development Managers covering a range of energy themes.
Registration has now closed.
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