Green Innovation and Design for Business

30 November 2017 Institute of Innovation University of Derby, Lonsdale House, Quaker Way, Derby DE1 3EE

Event date: Thursday, 30 November 2017 at 8.00 AM
Running until: Thursday, 30 November 2017 at 11.00 AM

Helping your business move to a more productive energy efficient future


University of Derby, Institute of Innovation, Lonsdale House

Would you like to:

  • incorporate the use of low carbon materials in your products?
  • make your manufacturing processes more efficient?
  • develop new product ideas from concept to prototype and on to market?

Then join us at the University of Derby’s Institute of Innovation to find out about free specialist technical consultancy that can support innovation and efficiency in your manufacturing processes.

You will have the opportunity to meet our specialist technical team to discuss your business ideas and any challenges you have. This is a fantastic opportunity to access a free resource to help you take your ideas forward. 

Specialists at the Institute can offer access to:

  • Materials, Process and Production
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Control Engineering
  • Material testing capability
  • 3D Printing in carbon fibre and metals
  • Prototyping
  • Feasibility reviews
  • CAD Design assistance
  • Matlab/Simulink simulation assistance


08.00 Breakfast and Welcome

08.15 Meet the Low Carbon Team – Project Overview

08.20 Low Carbon Energy Efficiency Grants

08.50 Low Carbon SME Business Network

09.20 Institute for Innovation Facilities Tour

09.40 Green Innovation and Design for an Energy Efficient Future

10.10 How we have worked with other businesses to deliver impact – VCRO, Peak Distillery and Eco Pods

10.20 Technical Clinic – have an individual consultation with one of our technical team to discuss your products or process improvements needs

10.50 Networking and Close


The Low Carbon Project is a package of support, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, which aims to help eligible SMEs to reduce energy use and carbon admissions and assist interested SMEs to develop as providers of low carbon goods & services.

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