Check the list of people Innovate UK is eager to see at their All-Energy and SUMS 2017 Conference Track

3 May 2017

Calling representatives of utilities; wind farm operators; DNOs; Councils and local authorities; organic waste producers such as restaurants and hotels; investors; district heating and cooling businesses; energy storage businesses; and housing developers ….! Innovate UK is eager to see you at their free-to-attend innovation showcase at All-Energy 2017 ‘Connecting innovators to the market’.

Their programme comprises three 90 minute conference sessions and a networking lunchtime event and is being held on Wednesday 10 May at All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference and the co-located inaugural Smart Urban Mobility Solutions (SUMS 2017), at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC – formerly SECC).

The first session of the day (11:00-12:30) is devoted to company pitches from 13 innovative developers eager to find pilot customers, ranging from home electricity storage to software solutions; and from light and controllable wind turbine blades to the River Cycleway Consortium.

This is followed by a lunchtime networking event running from 12:30 until 14:00. “What does it take to innovate?” ask Innovate UK. “”Part of the process is expanding your network to find new customers, collaborators, champions and investors. Join us and meet your peers, potential customers and interested parties in this informal session where there will be a number of poseur tables bringing to life the companies presenting, the innovation landscape audience, and presence from Innovate UK and its family of Catapults, KTN and EEN.

Then it’s back to conference sessions for the afternoon with the first session (14:00-15:30) encompassing a further 13 company pitches, this time from developers looking for investment, partners and expertise and ranging from solar water heating and cooling to a tidal stream device with a single moving part; and from energy storage to an autonomous aerial platform for wind turbine inspection.

The final session of the day (16:00-17:30) looks at ‘Complex systems’. “The ambition to reduce emissions whilst maintaining energy affordability and security in our supply, distribution and consumption of energy is one of our defining challenges for the early 21st Century,” explains Innovate UK and KTN. “But what does it take to deliver smart and flexible future infrastructure systems greater than the sum if the individual system parts, and how might decisions made in the energy system affect urban and transport systems and vice versa? What are the requirements of enabling technologies to help us achieve common and potentially competing goals across systems?

Innovate UK and KTN have recently been working in the area of integrated complex systems to build the community and approach as to how we should focus in this area, so this session provides the answer to the question they posed.

Integrated complex systems are a core component of Future Infrastructure Systems that will enable much greater intelligence, user interaction, active management and control in flexibly managing supply and demand of various systems resulting in a smart, resilient and sustainable infrastructure. Following on from an inaugural event in Greenwich in March through this KTN-led session they will discuss the issues and innovation opportunities arising from a systems of systems approach.

This final session is followed by the All-Energy Giant Networking Evening and the Civic Reception, courtesy of the Rt Hon The Lord Provost of Glasgow. Like all the component parts of All-Energy – the major exhibition, the world class conference with 400+/- speakers and programme of associated events it is free to attend for all with a professional/business interest in the topics under discussion in the conference and on show in the exhibition, which sees up to 400 exhibiting companies from 16 countries.

The full Innovate UK programme is at; and the entire All-Energy conference programme is at and SUMS 2017 at.

Shepherd and Wedderburn is the Headline Sponsor of both events. All-Energy is held in association with the Renewable Energy Association, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, AREG and Host City Glasgow. A further 40 organisations including government departments, professional bodies and trade associations act as supporters of the two-day annual event. SUMS is held with Transport Scotland, ITS United Kingdom, the Energy Saving Trust, Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce as its supporting organisations.

Further information and registration Further information on all aspects of All-Energy and online registration are at


Further information: and Media registration at:

Notes to Editors:

  • All-Energy, the history: All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference has been held annually since 2001. Conference presentations from 2016 are available to download free of charge on the All-Energy website – as they will be for 2017.
  • Editors – if you would like your publication to be an All-Energy 2017 media partner: please contact Charlotte Napier – or on +44 (0)20 8910 7092
  • Further press information is available from: Judith Patten @ JPPR – . Tailor-made articles can be written to your required content/word count and deadline, as can fulsome show previews featuring exhibits and conference topics of particular relevance to your readership.

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