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EXTEND Launch Event

Wednesday 22nd June 2021, 10am – 12.30pm, Zoom

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The aim is to support SMEs to become more innovative and to engage in new supply chains while at the same time helping to prepare the companies to respond to new and growing markets. This event provides an introduction to the processes and the practical support, and tools available to evolve to a more sustainable business practice, and supply chain.

This workshop is a free online introduction for SMEs interested in gaining an understanding of net zero, who have little involvement or understanding of sustainable carbon offset supply chains. The workshop will provide insight into the process and the tools to support the journey. The EXTEND workshop is a networking opportunity to connect with experts, and to introduce the tools to facilitate your company’s transformation. EXTEND is a forum where SMEs can define, and voice their needs; tailor tools to support readiness for net zero. The workshop will explore themes including opportunity identification, and technical capability demonstration. The programme includes three invited speakers from SMEs working within the circular economy towards the net zero ambition. They will share their experience on how they developed a service in their circular economy, the lessons learnt, and best practice. Key themes covered are:

  • Identifying the innovation steps needed to make the transition
  • Identifying new supply chains,
  • Exploring the changing nature of the customer and potential new markets.
  • Workforce preparation through training such as online courses, CPD and workshop

Programme and Registration

Click below to register for the web event. Registration closes on the 20th June 2021. When registration closes participants will be contacted with the information on how to join the Zoom event.

Draft Programme

10:00 -10:15Welcome and Introduction to the LCCFUniversity of Strathclyde
10:15-10:45SME Experience Guest SpeakersEgg Lighting
Renewable Parts Ltd
10:45 -11:00Panel Questions and Answer Session with Guest SpeakersAll
11:00-11:15Service Offering: Future SMEUniversity of Strathclyde
11:15-11:30Service Offering: Life Cycle Analysis and sustainable designUniversity of Strathclyde
11:30 -11:40Interaction: What do you want as a company?University of Strathclyde
11:40 -12:20Discussion/Networking SessionsAll
12:20 -12:30Future eventsUniversity of Strathclyde

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