What the heck is CleanTech?

Businesses in Corby are invited to find out more about clean technology and energy at the launch of Corby’s first CleanTech Programme on Wednesday 25th June, which aims to put Corby at the heart of the UK’s fast-growing sustainable technology sector.

Open to all businesses already operating in the sector and to those keen to find out how clean technology could benefit them, the CleanTech Programme launch is a free event featuring high-profile speakers from Siemens, the University of Northampton, Rolton, Growing Corby and Newform Energy.

The brainchild of Electric Corby, the CleanTech programme aims to build an eco-sustainable future to benefit both businesses and the community. The CleanTech Hub is a 100sq m room in the Corby Enterprise Centre based on the new Priors Hall Park development; in itself a showcase of clean technology through Corby’s first Zero Energy Bill houses.

The Hub will be a place for businesses, researchers, organisations and influencers to meet, collaborate and network and will also host monthly events, seminars and master classes for Corby businesses to showcase the benefits of clean technology.

Nick Bolton is the co-founder of Electric Corby and will be welcoming businesses to the CleanTech Hub on 25th June, he said: “The CleanTech Hub will provide a physical focal point for Electric Corby and the work we are doing to contribute to achieving a more energy efficient economy. Through regular events we hope to communicate to businesses the benefits of operating in the clean tech sector, or making their businesses more sustainable, and the significant positive impact this can have on their bottom line.”

At the launch event on the 25th, taking place during European Sustainable Energy Week, speakers will be addressing a range of topics including how to turn your idea into a high-growth clean-tech idea, low carbon vehicle technology opportunities as well as featuring Corby CleanTech case studies.

A representative from Growing Corby, a new business growth programme which launched in April, will be speaking at the event about supporting and financing clean tech innovation in Corby. Anthony Richardson, Marketing and Communications Manager for Growing Corby, said: “Growing Corby was set up to help businesses in Corby grow. There is significant growth potential in Corby within the clean technology sector and we will be working closely with Electric Corby to help businesses get the support they need to achieve their full potential.”

The CleanTech Hub event is on 25th June from 9.30am until 2pm. The event is free to attend, including lunch, but places are limited so register at cleantech@electriccorby.co.uk or 01536 560 222. To see the full conference agenda and to register visit www.electriccorby.co.uk/cleantech



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