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Event: Transitioning to a low carbon economy

The biennial EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), hosted by Manchester in July, will include a workshop on how Greater Manchester is transitioning to a low carbon economy.

The biennial EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), hosted by Manchester in July, will include a workshop on how Greater Manchester is transitioning to a low carbon economy. 

ESOF is a biennial, pan-European science conference that brings together over 4,500 leading thinkers, innovators, policy makers and educators from more than 90 countries.

The conference aims to showcase the latest advances in cutting-edge science, promote dialogue on the role of science and technology in public policy, stimulate public and commercial interest and engage the European science community with global partners. 

The 2016 conference will be held at Manchester Central on 23-27 July. 

Low carbon economy

As part of the extensive event programme, the Manchester Growth Company and Business Growth Hub will be running a workshop on 27 July to outline how they are working to drive the transition to a low carbon economy and help Greater Manchester meet its ambitious carbon reduction targets.

The session will include case studies from local companies who have directly benefited from the Hub’s fully-funded business support, outlining how this has allowed them to grow their business, reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to Greater Manchester’s transition to a low carbon economy.

Science to Business

ESOF 2016 also includes a three-day Science to Business events programme that will run from 25-27 July. 

Green business themes included in the programme include opportunities created by smart cities, using emerging and innovative materials and the sustainability of food chains, among others. 

Announcing the programme at a briefing in London, ESOF 2016 champion and vice chancellor of the University of Manchester, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, said: “The Science to Business programme perfectly encapsulates the philosophy of ESOF as it offers potential for collaboration between science and industry.

‘Meaningful connections’

“There are not many opportunities to gather people from such a wide range of backgrounds for mutual benefit”, she added.

“I have been delighted to see a real appetite for participation in ESOF from the business community so far; however, there are still opportunities for organisations to get involved, to raise their profile and to make meaningful connections.”

Register

The low carbon economy workshop will run from 11-12 on Wednesday 27 July at Manchester Central. For more information, click here.

To register for ESOF 2016, click here