NERC academic industry brokerage event

This event will provide an opportunity to find out more about the NERC five-year, £5m initiative ‘Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme’ and will facilitate networking and joint proposal development between academic and industry partners.

Open Applications for this event are now closed, although there are still a very limited number of places remaining. 
 
If you miss the application deadline but would still like to attend please contact Samantha Mitchell at samantha.mitchell@ciria.org to discuss. 

When 

8 March 2016 
9.30 - 16.30 (Registration from 9.00am) 

Background 

The Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme (ERIIP) is a collaboration between academia and infrastructure owners, operators, policy-makers and regulators to enable the UK infrastructure sector to use environmental science to identify, quantify and manage environmental risks to UK infrastructure.

NERC are now inviting proposals for innovation projects under the second round of the Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme (ERIIP). Under this programme, all projects must have project partners related to UK infrastructure, e.g. infrastructure owners, operators, regulators or policy-makers. This brokerage event will run to support this requirement, and to support the development of effective partnerships between academia and the infrastructure sector.

During this event, Innovation Programme industry partners will provide a 5-minute presentation, based on the submitted research priorities, which will outline current priorities and areas of interest. 

Presentations from industry partners at this event will outline:

An overview of industry organisations 
the major challenges for organisations in relation to natural hazards 
research priorities and opportunities for collaboration

Please note, due to high levels of interest attendance at this event must be applied for.  

Open Applications for this event are now closed, although there are still a very limited number of places remaining. 
If you miss the application deadline but would still like to attend please contact Samantha Mitchell at samantha.mitchell@ciria.org to discuss. 

Programme 

9.30 Introduction & welcome
Robyn Thomas, Head of Innovation Programmes and Partnerships, NERC

9.35 Introduction to ERIIP  
Ruth Hughes, NERC

9.50 Increasing impact of environmental  hazards for infrastructure sector 
Speaker TBC

10.05 CCRA overview & key knowledge gaps 
  David Thompson, Committee on Climate Change 

10.20 Innovation success 
Jonathan Chambers, British Geological Survey

10.40 ERIIP Industry partners ‘Grand Challenges’ – Session 1 
  10 minute presentations from :
      • Atkins 
      • National Grid
      • Transport Scotland
      • HS2 

11.30 Networking Coffee Break 

12.00 ERIIP Industry partners ‘Grand Challenges’ – Session 2  
10 minute presentations from:
      • Network Rail 
      • Temple Group
      • Scottish water
      • HR Wallingford 
      • Arup
      • Environment Agency
      • EDF Energy 
13.20 Next steps & recap of the day
Ruth Hughes, NERC

13.30 Networking Lunch

14.30 Interviews (timetable tbc)


When 
8 March 2016 
9.30 - 16.30 (Registration from 9.00am) 

Where
The Wesley, 81-103 Euston Street
London
NW1 2EZ



Fees 
FREE to attend

Booking
To find out how to book a place please contact samantha.mitchell@ciria.org

If you have any questions regarding the event programme please contact rugh@nerc.ac.uk or ruth.hynes@ciria.org 
08/03/2016 - 08/03/2016
To be confirmed
London,

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