Supporting Green Business Exchange

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Wednesday, 8 February, 2017 - 11:00 to 18:30

Supporting Green Business Exchange


Climate KIC and Innovate Birmingham


Holt Street Birmingham, B7 4BP
United Kingdom

Climate-KIC and Innovation Birmingham have the pleasure of inviting you to the Supporting Green Business Exchange event.

The purpose of the event is to exchange good practice and promote co-operation between those supporting the growth of green businesses across the UK and Ireland.

Many programmes and initiatives have emerged in the last five years that help nurture climate-friendly entrepreneurial talent, start-ups and SMEs. The urgency, however, demands that this effort should be joined-up, co-operative and comprehensive.

The Supporting Green Business Exchange will be an opportunity to identify who is working in this area, learn from each other about innovations in how support is being delivered, hear about green business funding and find opportunities to enhance individual services through partnerships.

During the meeting, there will be an option to showcase your programme or initiative through a 3-minute presentation.

If you require any guidance on travel plans or recommended hotels, please do not hesitate to contact us.


11:00 – 12.00pm Arrival, set-up and registration, tea and coffee available

12.00 – 12.30pm Welcome address and keynote presentation

12.30 – 1.30pm Lunch with networking, flash presentations

1.30 – 3.00pm Roundtables, free flow learning exchange

tTable 1: Securing early-stage and scaling investment for green start-ups/SMEs
tTable 2: Nurturing green entrepreneurs
tTable 3: Growing climate innovation clusters

3.00 – 3.30pm Refreshments and networking

3:30 – 5.00pm Plenary panel session: What barriers remain for rapid green business growth and how can we help remove them?

tPerspectives from government, business, research and ‘network agents/support services’.
tOpen discussion

5.00 – 6.30pm Reception, with networking, nibbles and drinks.

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Local office: 0300 060 3747
Support helpline: 0800 998 1098


Part of the Government-supported growth hub network

European Union - European Regional Development Fund

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