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Science for the Green Economy Conference
A National Debate in Technology and Governance for the Green Economy

13 & 14 January 2016 at Cranfield University

On-line registrations for this event are now closed – Spaces are available for both days of the conference – please register on arrival at the registration desk in the Vincent Building Atrium.

Cranfield University The green economy is now recognised in advanced economies as a key contributor to economic resurgence and growth. In the UK, the government estimates a £55.4bn contribution to the national economy with the sustenance of 375, 200 jobs in 2012 alone.

The global green economy is estimated to be a £3.4 trillion market, growing at 4% per annum, the UK being the world’s 6th largest supplier holding 3.7% of the global market share. Major opportunities lie ahead; for jobs, export, scale-up and clean tech innovation. How can we accelerate these? Which technologies are likely to be winners? What governance and regulatory frameworks will support them and what disruptive innovations might assist.

Herbert Smith Freehills Building on our successful seminar series hosted by Cranfield University and global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, our first national debate on science for the green economy will explore the technology/management interface across these themes.

With leading contributors from industry, government and academe, we will explore cleantech support for businesses of all sizes, the stimulation packages to move us to a low carbon economy, and the policy and regulatory environment in which the new technologies might thrive.

The debate will be Chaired by Professor Paul Leinster, CBE.

Our Speakers

Hayden Morgan Hayden Morgan

VP Sustainability and Green Impact, UK Green Investment Bank

Ben Ritchie Ben Ritchie

Senior Investment Manager, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC

Julie Vaughan Julie Vaughan

Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Julian Richardson Julian Richardson

CEO, Parhelion Underwriting Ltd

Alison Carter Alison Carter

Editor, ENDS Report

Professor Bruce Jefferson Professor Bruce Jefferson

Professor of Water Engineering, Cranfield University

Professor David Grayson Professor David Grayson

Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield University

Dr Fiona Charnley Dr Fiona Charnley

Lecturer in Sustainable Product & Service Design, C4D, Cranfield University

Professor Ben Anthony Professor Ben Anthony

Professor of Energy Process Systems, Cranfield University

Event Schedule

Day 1 - 13 January 2016

Professor Sir Peter Gregson Professor Simon Pollard Professor Elise Cartmell Professor Paul-Leinster, CBE

Introduced by Professor Sir Peter Gregson, Chief Executive and Vice Chancellor, Professor Simon Pollard, Pro-Vice-Chancellor School of Energy, Environment and Agrifood. Chaired by Professor Paul Leinster, CBE.

Day 2 - 14 January 2016

Dr Raffaella Villa

Chair: Dr Raffaella Villa

  • Early career showcase and poster exhibition, including short vignettes of current research underpinning Science for the Green Economy.

  • Networking opportunities will be available during lunch.

Engage with us


Telephone: +44 (0)1234 754108, Email: s4ge@cranfield.ac.uk

Location details

Vincent Building, Cranfield Campus, College Road, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, Bedfordshire, UK