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EXIST (Exeter Initiative for Science & Technology) Quarterly Event

28 April @ 8:30 am 11:00 am

On Thursday 28th AprilEXIST (Exeter Initiative for Science & Technology) will be back with an in-person knowledge sharing and STEMM networking event exploring key regional Net Zero challenges and innovative, cutting-edge solutions making an impactful contribution in Exeter’s ambition to become a Net Zero city by 2030.

The event is taking place at the Digital and Data Centre – the new £10.3 million building based at Exeter College’s Hele Road site, and part of a wider South West Institute of Technology (SWIOT) plan to revolutionise digital, engineering and manufacturing technology across the region.

This knowledge sharing & business engagement session will run from 8:30am – 11am, focusing on the regional aspirations, challenges, innovations, and opportunities supporting regional carbon neutral ambitions.

Whilst other cities and towns have made carbon commitments, Exeter is now in a strong position of being one of the few places with a clear Net Zero roadmap, collaborative city approach, political will and the expertise needed to achieve carbon neutrality.

At the event you find out more about: 

  • Key regional net zero challenges and aspirations
  • Exciting and impactful regional research & development initiatives pushing towards the net zero goal
  • Exploring innovative carbon reduction solutions & applications
  • Understanding funding opportunities to accelerate innovations towards a future of a carbon neutrality  
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded stakeholders & STEMM innovators


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08:30 – 09:00: Registration, Networking, Breakfast

09:00 – 10:20: Presentations and talks from:

  • Prof. Patrick Devine Wright, Chair of ‘Net Zero Task Force’, Devon Climate EmergencyDevon Carbon Plan
  • Roli Martin, Project Lead, Exeter Development Fund – Exeter City FuturesSustainable funding for a Net Zero Exeter
  • Gary Nicholson, Founder,Emerald Green PowerUrban Microgrids and green hydrogen, action plans and pathways to Net-Zero
  • Karl Friedrich, Director, Hoare LeaBuilding for Net Zero
  • Amanda Campbell, Head of Net Zero, Satellite Applications Catapult Space-Enabled Net Zero Initiatives 
  • Andy Williams, Business Applications Regional Ambassador (South West England & South Wales), European Space Agency Environmental/ NetZero innovation funding opportunities   
  • Richard Dormer, Managing Director, BCR Associates – Practical solutions for businesses on the journey to Net Zero.

10:30 – 11:00: Stakeholder Engagement & Networking

Don’t forget to follow EXIST on LinkedIn & Twitter @EXIST_Exeter and join in the conversation using #NetZeroExeter #EXISTLIVE