Bath Grads lead debate on low carbon engineering business opportunities

4Nov

Simon Bond

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7.45am-10am – Tuesday 19 November, University of Bath Innovation Centre

Join us for breakfast at the University of Bath Innovation Centre (UBIC) as we explore ‘Engineering Innovation for a low carbon economy’ with our expert panel which includes Aeorotails and Green Running, two businesses which were founded by graduates of the University of Bath.

Ed Elias, CEO of Aerotails, a business which uses aerodynamic design to reduce the fuel bill of commercial vehicle fleets, studied mechanical and manufacturing engineering at Bath and then went on to do his PhD in User-Centred Eco-Design.  Ed joined the Innovation Centre after completing the Bath Entrepreneurship Programme earlier this year.

Also joining the panel is Green Running, also a UBIC member company which provides energy monitoring and power analysis for businesses. Green Running was founded by Peter Davies straight after graduating in Computers, Electronics and Communication Engineering from Bath. Bill Goldie, the company’s CEO, will be speaking at the breakfast.

Also joining the discussion is Dr Janet Scott, co-ordinator of the Doctoral Training Centre in Sustainable Chemical Technologies and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bath.

“Engineering is at the heart of some of the most promising business opportunities on the low carbon agenda,” said Simon Bond, UBIC Director & Chair of the panel discussion. “I’m delighted, though not surprised, that the University of Bath’s pre-eminence in Engineering has fostered this kind of entrepreneurial talent.”

Visit the event webpage for more information and to register. Places cost £12 (£6 for members) and include teas, coffees and pastries.

 

Bath Entrepreneurship Programmes 2014

The 2014 Bath Entrepreneurship Programme calendar will also be announced at the Low Carbon Business Breakfast on 19 November. The Bath Entrepreneurship Programme combines sessions from our experienced entrepreneur and investor team along with taught lectures and workshops to develop Engineering Innovation business ideas into investment pitches.

Thanks to the support of the Engineering Innovation Network South West we have a limited number of fully funded bursaries for the Programmes – if you are interested in finding out more about the 2014 series of Bath Entrepreneurship Programmes then email Simon Bond (S.A.Bond@bath.ac.uk) or subscribe to our regular newsletter.