Growing the Renewable Energy Supply Chain
Globally, sales in the renewable supply chain exceed £1.68 trillion and are forecasted to grow by 47.6% by 2021/22. The UK’s market share represents £55.7 billion and is forecasted to grow by 59.9% by 2021/22 (K-Matrix, 2016).
This is a young and rapidly growing sector, so now is the ideal opportunity for companies in Liverpool City Region to maximise their market share and achieve growth.
LCR Future Energy is a £3.7 million programme which helps SMEs in Liverpool City Region’s renewable energy supply chain to grow. LCR Future Energy is delivered by Inventya Solutions, Liverpool John Moore’s University and Gyron. The programme is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the public and the private sector.
This programme is for SMEs in The Liverpool City Region and will provide:
- Understanding of the requirements of the supply chain
- Grants of up to £10,000 to build capability
- External technology validation
- National and global market research
- Grants of up to £10,000 towards national and international tradeshow stand costs
8.30 – 9.30: Registration
9.30 – 9.35: Welcome and Introduction – Professor Ahmed Al-Shamma, Executive Dean, LJMU and Tim Smith, Senior Business Advisor, Inventya Solutions
9.35 – 9.50: The UK’s Industrial Strategy and Importance of Renewable Energy - Guest Speaker
9.50 – 10.00: LCR Future Energy Programme and Support Package – Tim Smith
10.00 – 10.15: The UK’s Renewable Energy Supply Chain and Global Opportunities – Maf Smith, Renewable UK, Deputy Chief Executive
10.15 – 10:45: How to Grow Within and Enter the Renewable Energy Supply Chain – A Large Company Perspective
· Alastair Mills, Lead for UK and International Sales – Grid Access, Siemens
· Stephen Stewart, SP Manweb Director, SP Energy Networks
10.45 – 11.00: How to Grow Within and Enter the Renewable Energy Supply Chain – A SME Perspective - David Furlong, Mole Group, MD
11.30 - 12:20: The Challenges of the Renewable Energy Supply Chain – Workshops led by Tim Smith, Senior Business Advisor, Inventya Solutions and Prof. Andy Ross, Faculty of Engineering & Technology Built Environment, LJMU.
12.20 – 12.30: Summary – Tim Smith
12.30 – 2.30: Lunch and Networking