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STBAH Sustainable Economy event series: #3 Regenerate Natural Systems


The STBAH are hosting a series of linked events exploring approaches to creating a sustainable economy. These events will aim 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 first event was held on 3rd April #1 Designing out Waste and Pollution and the second event was held on 27th June #2 Keeping Products and Materials in Use

Our third event in this series will be on the topic of #3 Regenerating Natural Systems

If you are an SME or start-up interested in biological cycles; renewable resources or using renewable feedstocks then this event is for you!

You may have a product or service in one of these areas or may simply be curious about how you get your business ‘in shape’ to contribute to a sustainable economy?

A number of keynote talks will engage the audience attending with an opening talk from Prof Matthew Davidson, Director, Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) from the University of Bath where he will talk about Bio-Based Plastics and the Circular Economy - a subject very much high on the CSCT agenda and the research and development the department are doing in this area.  James McPhail, Commercial Director at Carbon Gold will present on Carbon-rich soil additives to cool the planet - Carbon Gold have pioneered and commercialised the use of proprietary carbon-rich soil amendments based on biochar in both organic and conventional markets.

Following the keynote talks there will be a lightening talk from envoPAP - an end to end paper solutions provider.  Their products are made using sustainable, sugar-cane based natural resources. And Naturbeads, a startup who produce biodegradable cellulose microparticles to replace plastic microbeads which are made from renewable and sustainable resources will highlight their plans to scaleup and following recent investment are on the path to do this. Both these startup companies joined the STBAH programme and received invaluable research support through the CSCT to help further develop diverse products which will lead to more biodegradable products.

There will then be an opportunity for audience engagement through a panel discussion with all the speakers who will also be joined by Kevin Dunckley, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer at HH Global.

The event will be rounded off with a chance to network with everyone in the room over a coffee and croissant and an opportunity to find out about the fully funded business support available through the Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub.

For further details, the agenda and to register your place for this free event click below.

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The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund to support start-up and existing sustainable technology and low carbon businesses.  The project will establish and scale-up over 130 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) over the next three years within the low carbon and sustainable technology fields.  The aim is to help these businesses grow, innovate and establish lasting research partnerships with the University of Bath, generating economic growth in the region and delivering on the Government’s Industry Strategy.   Further detail:

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