The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub a programme which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund to support start up and existing sustainable technology and low carbon businesses provides 12 hours of bespoke and tailored business support to businesses in the West of England. As part of the programme the STBAH also run a number of events and workshops and are inviting organisations and individuals to register for tickets to their next sustainable economy event.
The aim of the events are to stimulate a regional conversation about how we can achieve the 3 principles of a sustainable economy bringing the voices of academics, funders, innovators, SMEs and corporates to the debate.
The next event will focus on how to keep products and materials in use.
There are a number of key expert speakers lined up, including Dr Sophie Parsons from the University of Bath who will give a keynote on the role of materials in our transition to a low carbon economy. This will be followed by a talk from Dan Hird who is Head of Corporate Finance at Triodos Bank - Dan will talk about their approach to funding sustainable businesses and supporting a sustainable economy. Rounding up the presentations, Dr Sally Beken from KTN Ltd will present and feedback on government initiatives planned in this area.
Following the keynote talks there will be flash presentations from two innovating companies who have been receiving business support through the STBAH programme. Antony Pullen, CEO at Pinweld Ltd will talk about their innovative precision polymer weld technology, set to revolutionise the way that high value plastic components are maintained, by repairing rather than replacing them. Following on from this Steve Sliney founder of CollectEco will discuss how they are making an impact through waste management by helping UK businesses donate surplus furniture & equipment to charities, schools and not for profit organisations.