CW Unplugged Introduction: Abhi Naha, CCO, CW
Announcements: ghd Sustainability Challenge & Allia Future 20
Powering technology of the future: what are the risks to biodiversity?: Dr. Mike Harfoot, Senior Ecosystem Modelling Scientist, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Batteries are incredibly important for the modern world and their importance is only set to grow. For example, electric vehicle production is projected to grow from less than 2 million vehicles a year in 2016 to nearly 40 million by 2030. However, extraction of the raw materials needed to manufacture batteries in the volumes needed raises environmental, humanitarian and political concerns. Investigating ways in which the tech sector can work with researchers to ensure that the growing volume of battery production, has minimal impact on the environment is of vital importance.
Allia Startup 1: Phycofeeds
As a biologist, rather than an engineer, how do I get supplier quotes, engineering drawings and costings for system design of a continuous waste to fuel and feed production system, considering: pressure; temperature; particulate solids at 350°C and 150 bar?
In less than two weeks from now, I need to transfer the PCT (global) pathway of patent application to specified and chosen international territories.
With low company funds in the bank, and each territory costing about £3K. Which territories should I “put my chips on” and whom could I approach at such short notice to help a potential investment for more expansive IP territorial protection?
Allia Startup 2: Lambda Stretch
Intro to the Ideation workshop facilitators
We'll split into groups and intro you to your group leader before a quick break to refuel.
A fast paced hour of brainstorming discussing the challenges Tech for Water faces. Attendees have the opportunity to contribute their ideas and experiences in facilitated groups ran by our partners.
Informal presentations and discussion of the main outcomes from each Ideation group.
Join us in the atrium for food, drink & networking
Arrival, registration and networking