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Welcome to the Energy Forum Sessions at Innovation Zero, a hub for shaping the sustainable future and accelerating the clean energy transition.

In these sessions, you'll engage with top experts in clean energy, exploring transformative ideas and actionable solutions for today's energy challenges.

Our esteemed speakers, equipped with extensive knowledge, will share insights and strategies to advance the clean energy transition. They'll address navigating policy bottlenecks, securing necessary capital for critical grid infrastructure, and showcasing the latest in nuclear, solar, wind, geothermal, and more.

Join us to contribute to a cleaner, greener planet by navigating the complexities of the clean energy landscape and fostering a sustainable future.

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Innovation Zero | 30 April – 1 May 2024 | Olympia London

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2024's Energy Forum Speakers

Meet Our Confirmed Speakers

Innovation Zero is excited to introduce a lineup of confirmed speakers, including keynote speakers, each a leader and pioneer in clean energy.

Our diverse group consists of top industry professionals, researchers, and keynote authorities who will share the latest in energy trends and technologies. Their presentations, covering groundbreaking research and practical solutions, aim to inspire and stimulate discussion. These experts, committed to driving progress and supporting environmental sustainability, represent the beginning of an impressive speaker roster. More exceptional speakers and energy pioneers will be announced soon, further enhancing the dynamic and innovative atmosphere of our conference.

 


 

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Innovation Zero 2024: Energy Agenda

Innovation Zero 2024 is set to advance our journey into sustainable technology and collaborative environmental strategies. This year, we'll dive deeper into the latest in clean energy innovations and renewable technologies, emphasising the role of AI in enhancing energy efficiency.

The conference will also focus on global sustainability policies and the importance of joint efforts in tackling climate change. Expect insightful discussions on sustainable urban development and green financing, shaping a sustainable economic model for the future.

Join us for a forward-thinking conference that builds on past successes to pave the way for future breakthroughs in sustainability and innovation.

 

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30 Apr 2024
  1. Energy Forum
     
  2. Energy Forum
    • Policy
     
  3. Energy Forum
    • Policy
    • Investment
    • Innovation
    • Infrastructure
    Energy companies and policy experts share their views on how the UK is faring on its commitments to delivering a secure, diverse, net zero energy. What does the authorisation of new North Sea licenses ...
  4. Energy Forum
    • Investment
    • Innovation
    How can we ensure the game changing ventures have the funding required to help us reach 2030 goals; what innovative financing options are available? And how can we equip, empower, and upskill the work ...
  5. Energy Forum
    • Investment
    • Innovation
    The UK’s energy storage pipeline has increased substantially in recent years and is continuing to grow, but more action is needed for the energy storage market to reach its full potential. This sessio ...
  6. Energy Forum
    • Policy
    • Investment
    • Innovation
    • Infrastructure
    Panellists will debate what role hydrogen can play in empowering the green transition and in which industries; how we develop the market with a supportive regulatory framework, and what’s required for ...
  7. Energy Forum
    • Policy
    • Investment
    • Infrastructure
    The UK’s reliance on imported electricity may be reversed if its ambitions for offshore wind farms are realised, with the government pledging to expand capacity from around 14 gigawatts today to 50 gi ...
  8. Energy Forum
    • Policy
    • Innovation
    The IEA called for a doubling of nuclear energy production between 2020 and 2050 in its Net Zero by 2050 report, and the UK’s Net Zero Strategy similarly reinforced the importance of nuclear in the ne ...
  9. Energy Forum
    • Innovation
    • Infrastructure
    Heads of transport, power, and charging companies will be among those discussing the use of renewables for electric vehicles in this thought-provoking session on the power capabilities for EV charging ...
  10. Energy Forum
    • Policy
    • Investment
     
01 May 2024
  1. Energy Forum
     
  2. Energy Forum
    • Innovation
     
  3. Energy Forum
    • Investment
    • Infrastructure
    In order for the renewable energy transformation to successfully take place, we need a resilient grid, functioning power plants and generators, and a strong network of pipelines and interconnectors. H ...
  4. Energy Forum
    • Policy
    • Innovation
    • Infrastructure
    Discover groundbreaking strategies to achieve carbon neutrality in residential and commercial heating, featuring expert insights on sustainable technologies, energy-efficient practices, as well as dis ...
  5. Energy Forum
    • Supply Chain
    • Innovation
    • Infrastructure
    The UK is a global biomass leader, with bioenergy generating 8.6% of total energy supply in 2022 across transport, heat, and electricity. As the nation seeks to scale the industry, our expert panel wi ...
  6. Energy Forum
    • Supply Chain
    • Innovation
    • Infrastructure
    How can we harness digital and data not only as a critical enabler of the energy transformation, but as a core transformative component which can cut costs, improve efficiency and resilience, and redu ...
  7. Energy Forum
    • Policy
    • Infrastructure
    In response to the energy crisis, global policy momentum built around energy efficiency. Many governments recognised the opportunity to bring down energy costs, reduce emissions and increase energy se ...
  8. Energy Forum
    • Investment
    • Innovation
    • Infrastructure
    Does the integration of CCS with hydrogen production present itself as an economically viable strategy, one which can sufficiently alleviate pressure from the grid and accelerate the delivery of net z ...

 

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2024 Energy Agenda Topic Overview

In 2024, the Innovation Zero conference is set to feature a diverse range of sessions, each focusing on advancing the future of clean energy and sustainable innovation.

  • Keynote Address: The Future of Energy Digitalisation: Laura Sandys CBE will open the conference, offering insights into the evolving landscape of energy digitalisation and the future dynamics of the energy sector.

  • Securing Energy Supply: Critical Minerals and Skilled Labour: Ollie Folayan MBE will discuss the essential measures needed to ensure a reliable and resilient supply chain for energy resources, focusing on critical minerals and skilled labour.

  • Industrialisation: From R&D to Commercial Reality in Aviation: Experts like Paul Hutton and Helen Leadbetter will address the pressing decarbonisation challenges in aviation, examining the role of sustainable aviation fuel and the path from research to commercial application.

  • Investments in Renewable Energy Infrastructure: Mark McKean and David Richardson will delve into the necessity of robust infrastructure for a successful renewable energy transformation, highlighting the importance of resilient grids and power networks.

  • The UK’s Progress in Renewable Energy Transition: A panel including Stuart Broadley and Dhara Vyas will assess the UK's advancements in its commitment to a secure, diverse, and net-zero energy future.

  • Energy Efficiency and Biodiversity in Building Standards: Discussions led by Yetunde Abdul and Patrick Harvie will explore the industry's readiness for the Future Homes Standard and the implementation of biodiversity net gain requirements.

  • Envisioning the Future Energy System: Laura Sandys CBE and Marzia Zafar will share their vision for a future energy system characterised by secure, reliable, and low-cost power, discussing the role of a digitalised grid and AI.

  • Scaling Green Energy Solutions: A Funding Perspective: Industry leaders like Matthew Harwood and Guy Newey will discuss the role of funding at different investment stages in growing energy startups, focusing on innovative financing options.

  • Carbon-Neutral Heating Technologies: Mike Pitts and Jan Rosenow will present groundbreaking strategies for achieving carbon neutrality in residential and commercial heating systems.

  • Renewable Energy for Diverse Transport Needs: Sessions with Chris Ashley and Alistair Barnes will address the renewable energy requirements for various transport modes, including the roles of hydrogen and electric power.

  • Spotting and Funding Clean Tech Innovators: Venture capitalists such as Beverley Gower-Jones and Nazo Moosa will share their approaches to identifying and investing in early-stage clean tech innovations.

  • The Growth and Potential of Energy Storage: A dedicated session will explore the significant expansion of the UK's energy storage market and its future potential.

  • Electrification of Vehicles: Renewable Energy Applications: Paul Gambrell will lead a discussion on integrating renewable energy sources for efficient electric vehicle charging and operation.

  • Overcoming Planning Roadblocks in Low Carbon Energy Deployment: Mike Hemsley will focus on streamlining planning and permitting processes to accelerate low carbon energy projects.

  • The Role of Hydrogen in the Green Energy Transition: A panel with experts like Alicia Eastman and Clare Jackson will debate the potential of hydrogen in empowering the green energy transition and its market development.
    Renewable Energy Diversification: Beyond Traditional Sources: Bruce Douglas will discuss alternative approaches to securing renewable energy diversification, including emerging technologies like geothermal, wind, solar, and tidal power.

These sessions promise to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest advancements and emerging challenges in clean energy, setting an insightful and dynamic stage for the 2024 conference.

 

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Innovation Zero | 30 April – 1 May 2024 | Olympia London

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Discover our array of 2024 conference forums at Innovation Zero: delve into the Finance, Advanced Tech, and Industrial Forums for cutting-edge insights; explore sustainable solutions in the Built Environment, Oceans & Water, Minerals & Materials, Transport & Mobility, and Food & Agriculture Forums, each offering unique perspectives on key sustainability challenges.

Advanced Tech Forum

Advanced Tech Forum

Advanced Tech Forum

Explore how robotics, AI, space tech, and advanced materials, starting as risky ventures, are advancing into commercial realities for climate action.

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Aviation & Shipping Forum

Aviation & Shipping Forum

Aviation & Shipping Forum

UK's 'jet zero' journey: Exploring SAF, hydrogen-electric solutions with aerospace and shipping industry leaders, investors, and regulators.

Aviation & Shipping Forum

Built Environment Forum

Built Environment Forum

Built Environment Forum

Explore radical changes for the UK's old building stock, focusing on reducing carbon through energy efficiency and retrofitting in the housing industry.

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Environmental Markets

Carbon Markets Forum

Carbon Markets Forum

Carbon offsetting, crucial for climate change, sees the VCM growing from $2bn in 2020 to $250bn by 2050. Meet investors funding new tech, project developers, corporates, traders, brokers, and more for insights into carbon and natural capital markets.

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Finance Forum

Finance Forum

Finance Forum

Our forum covers investment stages, scaling businesses rapidly, bridging funding gaps for innovators, and exploring how finance responds to the climate crisis.

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Food & Agri

Food & Agriculture Forum

Food & Agriculture Forum

Learn about agriculture's transformation through regenerative practices and the food industry's revolution in supply chain, circularity, and biomimicry.

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