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Opportunities in Remanufacturing and the Circular Economy – event information

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09:00: Registration and Coffee

09:30: Introduction

Paul Cantwell, Knowledge Exchange Fellow for the Scottish Institute for Remanufacture

09:50: Sector Presentations

Dr. Tariq Dawood, Senior Engineer, EDF Energy R&D UK Centre “An Asset Owners Perspective of Innovation in Support of the Circular Economy – Opportunities for Onshore/Offshore Wind”

Roger Esson, Decommissioning Solution Centre Manager, The Oil and Gas Technology Centre; Sparking Reuse

David Scott, Director, BeYonder Ltd; “Can we use CE thinking to provide solutions that will save the planet without damaging inclusive growth?”

11:15: Refreshment break

11:30: Technology presentations

Dr Andreas Reimer, Advanced Forming Research Centre; “AFRC Strategic Programme in Remanufacturing”

Ross Harris, University of Strathclyde; “An evaluation of the DAFT Model for inspection practices”

David Ferguson, KTP Associate, Turner Iceni; “M-HAS wind turbine condition monitoring system”

Dr Sam Vitesse, Edinburgh Napier University; Utilising 3D printable leather composite materials towards repair, reuse and increased longevity of leather products

13:15: Lunch and networking

14:00: Support for circular economy

Paul McSweeney, CEO, Zero Net Services; The consumer and the Circular Economy – what’s in it for them?

Karen McFadden, Business Development Manager, Catax; “Catax: Helping Circular Business Owners Understand their Tax Relief Opportunities”

Colin Kennedy, Manufacturing Sector Manager, Zero Waste Scotland; Circular Economy Business Support

14:45: Funding fireside discussion

Ian Carstairs, Sustainability Team, Scottish Enterprise

Andrew Dickson, Programme Manager, Zero Waste Scotland

Roger Esson, Decommissioning Solution Centre Manager, The Oil and Gas Technology Centre

Diane Duncan, Head of Low Carbon and Clean Technology, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Dr Abi Hird, Manufacturing Team KTN, Innovate UK

Facilitated by Paul Cantwell, Scottish Institute for Remanufacture

15:15: Summing up the day

Paul Cantwell, Scottish Institute for Remanufacture

15:30: Close