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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 – 11.10      Climate Education for Business

                             Mike Robinson, Chief Executive, Royal Scottish Geographical Society

11.10 – 11.40      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     How Business Leaders can be Climate Leaders

                             Gemma Jones, Director – Enterprises Sustainability, PwC

                             Sheryl Newman, Chief Executive Officer, Appetite for Business

14.45 – 15.20      Leyton

15.20 – 16.15      AI and Sustainability 
                             Keith O’Donnell, Managing Director, Feynic Technology Ltd

16.15 – 16.30      Close



A £99+VAT no-show charge will be levied should you fail to attend on the day and fail to notify us of your non-attendance. Cancellations must be confirmed by contacting by no later than Tuesday 19th March. By booking your ticket, you agree to these terms and conditions.



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