07 - 09 March 2023 | ExCeL, London

07 - 09 March 2023
ExCeL, London



10:15 - 11:00

Heat Pumps – what does the future hold?

Find out about current government policy on heat pumps, learn about findings from the UK’s largest heat pump innovation programme and about future heat pump innovation.

Chair: Sally Fenton, Joint Head of Built Innovation, BEIS

Heat Pump Policy Overview Dr Matthew Aylott, Electrification of Heat Lead, BEIS

£1 billion Net Zero Innovation Portfolio
Sally Fenton, Joint Head of Built Innovation, BEIS

NZIP Heat Pump Ready Programme
Dr Nicola Lazenby,Innovation Programme Manager, BEIS


11:15 - 12:00

Heat Pumps – what does the future hold?

Find out about current government policy on heat pumps, learn about findings from Electrification of Heat - the UK’s largest heat pump innovation programme.

Chair: Sally Fenton, Joint Head of Built Innovation, BEIS

Project Overview
Alex Hobley, Energy Innovation Project Manager, BEIS

Project delivery and overcoming challenges
Noel Salmon, Innovation Project Manager, BEIS

Data insights
Daniel Logue, Energy Consultant, Energy Systems Catapult


12:30 - 13:00

FutureX Podcast

Martin Hurn, Event Director, Futurebuild
Dr Oliver Jones, Research Director, Ryder Architecture


13:15 - 14:30

Product and innovation pitches from Innovation Partners

13.15-13.30 Pitch 1 Aico: Smart Homes for a Connected Future Description of the talk: Targeting decarbonisation and Net-Zero is resulting in other issues occurring throughout homes across the UK. Aico | HomeLINK can not only assess thermal performance, providing PAS 2035 compliance for retrofits but also remotely monitor and visualise an indoor environment, detecting these various issues and risks, and enabling early intervention.

Sam Collier, Ethics & Sustainability Lead of HomeLINK, Aico

13.45 -14.00 Pitch 2 ACO: Habitat Matters - connecting communities to nature and the urban built environment Our disconnection from nature is exacerbating a physical and mental health crisis. We have neglected our responsibility to protect the natural systems we rely on, which are essential for our survival, this has proliferated the Climate and Ecological emergency. We must reconnect the Human Physiology, the physical environment and design built environment habitats that enable the prosperity of natural systems. Demonstrating societal gains through our interaction with nature.

How can a map for Built Environment ‘Habitats’ connect people to nature through biological observations and contribute to national social science? How can this enhance our mental and physical wellbeing?

Adam Cane, Sustainability, ACO Technologies Plc
14.15-14.30 Pitch 3 Soprema: Generation Zero – natural timber solutions for retrofit and new build Soprema and ECOsystems Technologies Limited have joined forces to offer a range of façade and roofing solutions offering excellent thermal and acoustic performance with the benefit of very low embodied carbon credentials. Suitable across a range of new and retrofit situations in the education, residential and commercial sectors, the systems incorporate the Soprema range of natural insulation materials in tandem with mass timber panels manufactured using exclusively home grown timber.

Matt Stevenson, Founder, Managing Director, Eco Systems Technologies (working in partnership with Soprema)
Laurent Verheyde, Managing Director, Soprema UK Limited


14:45 - 14.45

Low-carbon innovations

Decarbonising heat and power in our homes is a key challenge for the renewables industry. Innovating thinking is needed across the board: from the new products on the market, to skills and training. First up, Paul Leedham, managing director of MCS-certified Matrix Energy Systems, introduces the new Low Carbon Heating Technician Apprenticeship and what it means for the industry. We also hear from Dr KT Tan, chief technical officer at Viridian, who will discuss the latest solar PV innovations on the horizon, plus Mark Thompson, managing director of AceOn, who uncovers the future of the residential battery storage market.

14.45 - 15.00 Creating a Low Carbon Technician Apprenticeship The Low Carbon Technician Apprenticeship is almost ready for completion – Paul Leedham, managing director of MCS certified, Matrix energy Systems, explains what the new programme will mean for the industry.

Paul Leedham, Managing Director, Matrix Energy Systems

15.10- 15.25 The latest solar PV technologies For years, solar PV has been a popular choice in offsetting carbon emissions, mainly due to the scale of worldwide deployment and its cost competitiveness. This presentation will focus on the solar PV technologies on the horizon, and discuss how they would affect the market going forward, with particular focus on the residential sector.

Dr KT Tan, Chief Technical Officer, Viridian Solar

15.30-15.45 Future of Residential Battery Energy Storage and how it can save you money Developing and future proofing Virtual Power Plant, working alongside energy companies, battery technologies.

Mark Thompson, Managing Director, AceOn Group


Exhibitor list

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