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
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.