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23 Mar 2015 SHELL ENTERPRISE CONFERENCE 2015

The Shell Enterprise Conference for low-carbon innovation provides a unique opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs in the low-carbon sector, including alumni of the Shell Springboard and Shell LiveWIRE programmes, to network, exchange ideas and discuss the challenges of starting-up and scaling-up in the UK.

Shell will also launch a report in conjunction with Imperial College Business School into ‘Engineering growth: enabling world-class UK entrepreneurship in the low-carbon economy’ at the conference.

We are pleased to confirm a number of high-profile speakers who will be sharing their thoughts on supporting low-carbon entrepreneurship in the UK, including:

- Erik Bonino, Shell UK Chairman
– Professor Erkko Autio, Chair in Technology, Venturing and Entrepreneurship at Imperial College
– Nick Cliffe, Lead Technologist Resource Efficiency at Innovate UK
– Martin Powell, Head of Urban Development at Siemens
– Jacqueline Field, Global Recruitment Director at GE Oil & Gas
– Tom Delay, Chief Executive of The Carbon Trust

The event will take place on 24 March 2015, from 11:00 – 16:30 at the Institute of Directors.

Please register your attendance here.

Please see below for an outline agenda for the conference. Download the Shell Enterprise Conference 2015 agenda (PDF, 2mb).


Shell Enterprise Conference for low-carbon innovation 2015

Please note: This is a free event although a ticket will be issued to registered attendees which should be presented at the registration desk on the day.

11:00 Arrival, welcome drinks and networking

11:30 Erik Bonino, Shell UK Chairman
Opening address and introduction to the Shell Enterprise Conference

11:50 Professor Erkko Autio, Imperial College Business School
Launch of research ‘Engineering growth: enabling world-class UK entrepreneurship in the low-carbon economy

12:05 Views from the cutting-edge of the low-carbon economy: Opportunities and Challenges

- Sam Etherington, Aqua Power Technologies
- Stephen Bennington, Cella Energy
- Alex Schey, Vantage Power
- Michael Kember, Econic Technologies

12:35 Lunch and networking

13:30 Breakout sessions:

1. Finding your inner low-carbon entrepreneur
- Professor Erkko Autio, Imperial College Business School
- Jonathan Keeling, Head of Business Development, Pavegen
- Jane Pritchard, Enterprise Director, Business in the Community (BiTC)
- Jacqueline Field, Global Recruitment Director, GE Oil and Gas

2. Commercialising your idea and starting up
- Jaco Fok, Shell Open Innovation Manager, Shell Projects and Technology
- Paula Carey, Commercial Director, Carbon8
- Tim Barnes, Programme Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
- Nick Cliffe, Lead Technologist, Resource Efficiency, Innovate UK

3. Building commercial success and scaling up your low-carbon enterprise
- Judith Pollock, Deputy Director, Shell Foundation
- Stephen Bennington, Managing Director, Cella Energy
- Tony Raven, Chief Executive, University of Cambridge Enterprise
- Alex Mitchell, Head of Next Generation Initiative, Institute of Directors

14:30 Panellist hackathon and facilitated discussion with Judith Pollock, Deputy Director, Shell Foundation

15:00 Coffee break and networking

15:30 Panel discussion: opportunities from the low-carbon sector

- James Schofield, Shell Scenarios
Shaping sustainable energy: challenges and opportunities for innovation

- Martin Powell, Head of Urban Development at Siemens
  Smarter cities: challenges and opportunities for innovation

- Tom Delay, Chief Executive at the Carbon Trust
Smarter use of natural resources: challenges and opportunities for innovation

16:30 Conference ends