ETP Annual Conference 23 - 24 April 2014


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.


Programme Highlights


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          

13:10 Lunch

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 DinnerGuest 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

13:00 Lunch

13:30             Collaboration Workshop

14:15 1-2-1 Meetings with Academics and Business Development Managers

15.30             Close


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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23rd April 2014

Presentations delivered on day 1 of ETP's Conference can be viewed by selecting the relevant speaker from the below list:

Roddy Yarr - University of St Andrews

Cassandra Dove - University of Strathclyde

Sina Babadi - Glasgow Caledonian University

Marta Smart - SSE

Kevin Smith - Scottish Power

Natasha Madeira - Energy Technology Partnership

24th April 2014

Presentations delivered on day 2 of ETP's Conference can be viewed by selecting the relevant speaker from the below list:

Richard Herd - Energy Technology Partnership

Jim Brown - Energy Technology Partnership

Siobhan Jordan - Interface

Malcolm Barraclough - OMB Technology LTD & Brathedair LTD

Maggie McGinlay - Energy & Clean Technologies, Scottish Enterprise