Connections Café is our series of SME innovation support events that explore developments and opportunities in the built environment and mobility sectors that enable new levels of physical, digital and social connectedness. They offer support and guidance to growing businesses to help them bridge the gap between new innovations and commercial success.
We welcome all SMEs and businesses who work within these exciting sectors.
Following COP26, it has been made clear that identifying challenges and setting ambitious targets to tackle the climate crisis is just the beginning of reaching a sustainable solution to climate change. We now need to turn our attention to the tangible and proactive actions and behavioural changes required to achieve real, lasting change.
This post-COP26 event hosted by Connected Places Catapult is deepening the conversations surrounding the actions required to meet the ambitious Net Zero goals set out during COP26. Starting locally, the first panel session will showcase how SMEs can receive support in Glasgow to achieve their Net Zero commitments.
Our next session brings together SMEs, academics and government stakeholders to help us understand the UK-wide societal and behavioural changes needed for us to achieve our targets.
Finally, we look beyond the UK as we examine how international partnerships with SMEs, city governments, bodies and organisations –such as those hosted by Connected Places Catapult during COP26 – are crucial to tackling our challenges to reach our shared Net Zero goals.
By attending this event, you will be able to connect with key stakeholders in the drive towards Net Zero and participate in roundtable discussions with SMEs, industry experts and government officials, in the UK and Latin American markets.
Speaker: Amandla Uzoka-Jarrett, SME Development Manager, Connected Places Catapult
Overview of why Connected Places Catapult were at COP26, Connected Places Catapult’s thematic focus and the support available for SMEs in their transition to Net Zero.
Presentation and discussion on the support Glasgow Chamber of Commerce provides to help SMEs Transition, the additional support needed, and the Post COP-26 Opportunities for SMEs in Glasgow in built environment and transport to help achieve the Net Zero Agenda, followed by a Q&A.
Presentation on the Importance of Place-Based Leadership to Accelerate Business Innovation and the Transition to Net Zero in Glasgow.
Presentation on Decarbonising the Construction Industry, insights from being part of the HS2 cohort and the Importance of Industry Working with Academia to Solve the Global Net Zero Targets, followed by a Q&A.
Presentation on the behavioral and societal changes required to drive investment and accelerate decarbonization efforts in key sectors such as transport and construction, to ultimately transition to Net Zero.
Overview and key takeaways of the first few sessions and the call to action for UK PLC in transport and built environment.
Speaker: Dr Amy Hochadel, Director of Global Business, Connected Places Catapult
Overview of CPC’s Latin America Net Zero Challenges project, the challenges to achieving Net Zero in Sao Paulo, the potential opportunities to implement the Climate Commitment Post COP26 via UK and Sao Paulo partnerships. This session will also include the announcement of a new funding opportunity.
Presentation on the launch of the net zero profiles and reports and the opportunities to tackle Net Zero in Buenos Aires, Panama City and wider Latin America.
Moderator: Dr Amy Hochadel, Director of Global Business, Connected Places Catapult