ETP Energy Innovation Emporium 2018

Monday 23rd April 2018

On the 23rd April ETP will host the 2nd Energy Innovation Emporium, to convene the energy community to inform Scotland's energy future. Participants come from academia, industry and public bodies. By debating energy policy, we will identify avenues of cooperation, and define research & investment needs.

The recent publication by the Scottish Government of the Energy Strategy 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 integration of EVs into the grid, the reality of Hydrogen as an energy vector, and implications of setting energy productivity as a target.

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 Energy Strategy.

Confirmed Speakers:
  • Philip New, CEO of the Energy Systems Catapult;
  • Sonja Chirico Indrebø, VP Strategy & Innovation at Statoil
  • Kersti Berge, Head of Scotland, OFGEM

By attending this event you will also 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, hear from academics across Scotland about their research, learn about funding mechanisms that support innovation.

Delegate Fee £30 (including lunch and drinks reception)


Event Information

  • Venue & Travel
  • Programme
  • Exhibition
  • Parallel Sessions
  • Delegate List

Venue & Travel


The event will be held in the Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde,99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD.

T: 0141 444 7000


For delegate information about this venue, including maps and directions please click here or follow this link to the campus map. The Technology and Innovation Centre is accessible by car or public transport. Although there is no parking at the venue, it does enjoy a city centre location with access to many car parks and public transport routes.


The nearest car parks are just a short walk from the TIC.

24hr Parking NCP, Montrose Street, G1 1RS (0.2 miles)

Your parking ticket can be validated at reception within the TIC building, so that a full day’s parking costs £6.30

24hr City Parking, Duke Street, G4 0UW (0.3 miles)

Your parking ticket can be validated at reception within the TIC building, so that a full day’s parking costs £4.50

*There are currently roadworks outside the TIC on George St with temporary road closures and diversions in place*


Wifi access is provided via _The Cloud. For how to access click here. Delegates from academic institutions can access Wifi via Eduroam.


The closest Hotel is Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre (George Square) and for more hotels click here

Delegate discounts are available on a number of services around Glasgow, listed on our Discount Sheet. Products include Glasgow Taxis and a variety of tours and activities.

Delegate List

Theme Sessions


Parallel Sessions
Parallel Session 1 11:00 - 12:15
Parallel Session 2 13:30 - 14:45
Parallel Session 3 15:45 - 17:00
1A: The Role of Wind in Meeting the Future Vision for Energy  2A: Wave and tidal energy: the case for intervention 3A: Energy Conversion and Storage including Solar PV

 Chair:Prof Bill Leithead (University of Strathclyde)

Panel: Ray Tompson (Semens Gamesa Renewables)

Alasdair Campbell (Lewis Wind Power)

David Wallace (ORE Catapult)

 Chair: Henry Jeffery(University of Edinburgh)

Panel: David Crooks (University of Edinburgh)

Tim Hurst (Wave Energy Scotland)

Vicky Coy (ORE Catapult)

Andrew Mortimer (Scottish Government)

Stuart Bradley (Energy Systems Catapult)


Chairs: Dr Eddie Cussen (University of Strathclyde) & Prof Neil Robertson (University of Edinburgh)

Panel: Euan Turk (Dukosi Ltd)

Nigel Holmes (SHFCA)

The Scottish Energy Strategy sets two ambitious targets for the Scottish energy system by 2030, for ‘the equivalent of 50% of the energy for Scotland's heat, transport and electricity consumption to be supplied from renewable sources’ and for ‘an increase by 30% in the productivity of energy use across the Scottish economy’. 

With such an ambitious vision set out for energy in Scotland, the panel session will focus on how it will be achieved and what plans need to be implemented. The session will delve into the recent government commitment to support remote island offshore wind projects, a potential game changer for Scotland, as well as the growth of the offshore wind pipeline and the role of wind at the energy system level.

Overview of wave and tidal energy case for intervention study, which investigates GVA scenarios for potential future wave and tidal energy deployments. Methodology and outcomes presented. We will focus on challenges associated with next-generation energy conversion and storage including batteries, fuel cells, hydrogen generation, supercapacitors, thermoelectrics and solar photovoltaics. Attendees will share experience and views on technological barriers to wider adoption and application. As well as challenges associated with individual technologies, we will discuss performance barriers to integration into a wider energy system.
1B: Smart Local Energy Systems  2B: Energy use in the built environment: a cross-sector perspective of how to meet Scotland’s targets. 3B: Oil and Gas: the Future and Possible Diversification

 Chair: Kersti Berge (OFGEM)

Panel: Neil Ferguson (Scottish Enterprise)

Prof Graeme Burt (University of Strathclyde)

Hugh Muschamp (Refsol)

Andrew Maybury (Community Energy Scotland)

Joel Martin (SGN)

Watson Peat (SPEN)

 Chair: Prof Eddie Owens (Heriot-Watt university)

Panel: Toby Peters (Heriot-Watt University

Craig Frew (Scottish Government)

Paddy Conaghan (Hoare Lea

 Chair: Richard Neilson (University of Aberdeen)

Panel: Tony Laing (National Subsea Research Initiative

Luca Corradi (The Oil & Gas Technology Centre)

David Rennie (Scottish Enterprise)

What technologies need to be developed and by whom in order to meet the 2050 targets, and when do they need to be ready by? The Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy & Scottish Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) highlight the importance of managing energy consumption more effectively, and in order to do so a number of targets have been set for the built environment and heat supply by 2032. This session will hear from a number of speakers from across the sector to examine their perspective of how the targets can be met and barriers overcome. This will be followed by a panel discussion.

With the challenge of the current oil price and the increase of decommissioning in North Sea and other regions, what is next for the Oil and Gas sector?  The session will explore the current trends and where the sector might go including the need for new technologies and the possibilities of diversification.

1C: What are the Infrastructure Requirements to reach a Zero-carbon Economy?  2C: Industry needs heat, can it be supplied low carbon? 3C: Bioenergy: Fit for 2050

 Chair: Prof Karen Turner (University of Strathclyde)

Panel: Ragne Low (University of Strathclyde)

Mark Wheeldon (SGN)

Stuart Haszeldine (University of Edinburgh)

Alan Kelly (SPEN)

 Chair: Dr Fiona Riddoch (University of Edinburgh)

Panel: John Bingham (ETC)

Dave Pearson (Star Renewables)

Matthieu Lucquiaud (University of Edinburgh)

 Chair: Ian Watson (University of Glasgow)

Panel: Paul Winstanley (Energy Technologies Institute)

Janine Kellett (Scottish Government)

Michelle Carter (KTN)

Decarbonising the economy involves infrastructure as well as technology challenges.  The right infrastructure, in the right place and time is essential. This session will discuss how CCS alongside electricity and the gas and hydrogen network may be considered in terms of their infrastructure needs and their role to decarbonise heat, power, transport and industrial processes.


More than half of Scotland's heat is used by the industrial sector, with high temperature and intermittent demand. This session presents examples of successful implementation of renewable heat for industrial processes, to spark discussion over how these technologies can be more widely adopted.


Bioenergy is in a unique position to provide liquid, gas and energy storage options whilst eliminating stresses on base load demand, both for electricity and gas.  Furthermore, Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)  provides unique opportunities for energy solutions to become carbon negative.  The road to this vision is paved with problems, from a technical, environmental and policy perspective.  This session will address these issues and identify a coherent way to seek solutions. 






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09:30 Registration & Coffee
10:00 Welcome - Stephen-Mark Williams (Executive Director, ETP)
10:15 Kersti Berge (Head of Scotland, OFGEM)
10:45 Innovation Funding Opportunities - Stephen Mark Willaims
11:00 Parallel Sessions 1
  1A: The Role of Wind in Meeting the Future Vision for Energy 1B: Smart Local Energy Systems 1C: What are the Infrastructure Requirements to reach a Zero-carbon Economy?
12:15 Lunch, Networking & Exhibition
13:00 Sonja Chirico Indrebø
(VP Strategy & Innovation, Statoil)
13:30 Parallel Sessions 2
  2A: Wave and tidal energy: the case for intervention 2B: Energy use in the built environment: a cross-sector perspective of how to meet Scotland’s targets. 2C: Industry needs heat, can it be supplied low carbon?
14:45 Coffee, Networking & Exhibition
15:15 Philip New
(CEO, Energy Systems Catapult)
15:45 Parallel Sessions 3
  3A: Energy Conversion and Storage including Solar PV 3B: Oil and Gas: the Future and Possible Diversification 3C: Bioenergy: Fit for 2050
17:00 Networking Drinks Reception



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