Scotland’s Cluster Ecosystem Conference is back, in partnership with the Scottish Cluster Ecosystem Alliance (SCEA). Aligning with the principles of SCEA, the conference will highlight opportunities and insights from across the
Scotland’s Cluster Ecosystem Conference is back, in partnership with the Scottish Cluster Ecosystem Alliance (SCEA). Aligning with the principles of SCEA, the conference will highlight opportunities and insights from across the tech ecosystem, and areas for cross-cluster collaboration. The day will look at international opportunities for tech businesses, as well as showcasing numerous initiatives being launched within Scotland’s tech sector.
This year the theme will focus on sustainability, with areas for discussion including how the sustainability of our organisations might impact our ability to do business in the years ahead, how we can work together to find solutions and how our sector can help to address climate change challenges.
Intended outcomes of the conference
- Discuss focussed areas where Scottish Tech businesses can improve their sustainability
- Identify practices from other countries that can be implemented in Scotland to improve the sustainability of our tech organisations
- Explore how the members of the Scottish Tech clusters can develop their Net Zero strategy to future proof their eligibility to trade internationally and therefore increase international trade.
- Discuss how the skills of the sector can be used to assist in climate change challenges
09.15 – 09.45 Arrival, tea & coffee
09.45 – 10.00 Welcome
10.00 – 10.35 Cross-cluster collaborations to achieve net-zero
FinTech Scotland and Space Scotland
10.35 – 11.05 How business leaders can be climate leaders
Gemma Jones, Director – Enterprises Sustainability, PwC
Sheryl Newman, Chief Executive Officer, Appetite for Business
11.05 – 11.30 Coffee break & networking
11.40 – 12.10 The role of Technology in addressing Net Zero
Professor Sir Dieter Helm, University of Oxford
12.10 – 12.55 From Concept to Commercialisation: Sustainable Approaches and using Tech in Design & Manufacture
Graeme McLaughlin, Design Engineering Team Lead, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland
Michael Groves, Founder and CEO, Topolytics
Will Mitchell, Owner, 4C Design
Abi Hird, Founder and Director, Defankle Innovation
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.45 International Trade and Sustainability Standards
Mike Robinson, Chief Executive, Royal Scottish Geographical Society
14.45 – 16.15 AI and Sustainability
Keith O’Donnell, Managing Director, Feynic Technology Ltd
16.15 – 16.30 Close
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