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17th Jan 2024

What is the GreenTech Catalyst Conference?

Gabrielle Percival

Are you a GreenTech founder? An aspiring CleanTech leader? Maybe you’re a business owner wondering where to start when it comes to implementing green tech across your operations?

Then you’re in the right place.

Mark Thursday 25th April as ‘busy’ in your calendar, because there’s a ticket to The UK Greentech Catalyst Conference with your name on it! 

The UK GreenTech Catalyst Conference

Halston Group’s deeply invested in green and clean technology. We’re in awe of the immensely transformative power they’re having, and will have, across a whole bunch of sectors. Our inaugural GreenTech Catalyst Conference (GCC) aims to showcase, champion, and propel, that potential. And we’d love for you to be there! 

We’re putting some of the most disruptive GreenTech names in the same room as the sector’s leading investors and supporting functions, giving you the opportunity to ask those tip-of-your-tongue questions. The GCC will be taking place at Nexus, University of Leeds’ hub for trail-blazing entrepreneurs and innovators (and ground-breaking innovation assemblies!). Read on to find out everything you need to know about one of Spring’s most highly anticipated events and get your hands on a ticket.

Where it Started: The GreenTech Report

They say you can’t rush a good thing, and we agree! It was back in 2022 that our interest in the global GreenTech market really catapulted to new heights. Mixing niche research on the sector’s current and up-and-coming technologies with insight from interviews with 10 leading experts, and our GreenTech Report, ‘Entering the GreenTech Era’, came to life.

The investigative paper is a compelling read, even if we do say so ourselves. But we felt the awe-inspiring conversations we were having with its collaborators weren’t enough as words in a report alone. We want you to be able to experience the passion, foresight, and inspiration we were privy to, too. Hence, the GCC – essentially an in-person version of the paper!

The GreenTech Catalyst Conference Agenda
The GreenTech Catalyst Conference Agenda

The GreenTech Catalyst Conference Agenda

The conversation around climate change tells us we need to act now – time is precious, and it’s running out. So, we’ve split the conference into two targeted sessions to make sure the time you put into attending is time well spent.

Morning Session: Igniting Innovation 

For all your business leaders, aspiring founders, and GreenTech enthusiasts, the morning of Thursday 25th April is going to make you feel many things. But one thing’s for sure – you won’t be leaving without a supercharged dose of inspiration.  

 Take a seat in front of some of the biggest disrupters on the UK GreenTech scene who have all stood, or are standing, in your shoes. It’s your time to listen, learn, and workshop your way through all-things…

1. Market-penetration

2. Funding avenues

3. Business support networks

…during one workshop and two interactive panels!

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Igniting Innovation: What to Expect

Our morning session is crafted for start-ups, scale-ups, and SMEs working in the GreenTech and CleanTech arenas. The theme’s ‘Igniting Innovation’, so it’s only right that we’ve got a triple-whammy of GreenTech CEOs to make up the opening workshop! 

9:30am to 10:45am: GreenTech Growth Workshop

 That’ll set the initial sparks flying! Next up, we’ve got two back-to-back interactive panels to really get the conversation flowing. 

10:50am to 11:40am: Attracting Finance

What does it take to raise investment for your GreenTech? How can you propel your funding journey? These are just two of the finance-y questions we’ll be putting to the panel (details coming soon!). Get ready to absorb advice and ask those all-important questions to get those pennies dropping!

11:45am to 12:25pm: Business Support

We’re getting the policy makers involved in this one, focussing on the business initiatives that exist to support growing business and the type of support that should be on your radar. Hear from the likes of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Programme Manager, Dale Woods, among more speakers to be let out the bag soon!

Afternoon Session: Empowering Transformation

Forward to the afternoon, and we’ve curated a session that speaks the language of any business in the heavy industry sector looking to implement GreenTech or CleanTech solutions into their operations. Think: first-hand insight from your industry peers on what it’s like to implement and use GreenTech, and a dose of solution inspiration!

Empowering Transformation: What to Expect

Get ready to rock, with an afternoon of cutting-edge insight on the technologies that are live on the market now. Plus, everything you need to know about grants and funding schemes for your business’s investment in GreenTech solutions! Be involved with:

1. Discussions from leaders in energy-intensive industries as they share their insights on developing holistic, sustainable practices 

2. A hands-on workshop where we’ll work through the challenges of implementing GreenTech solutions in your business industry

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1:05pm to 2:20pm: Elevating Your Sustainable Practices

We’re diving straight in with an opening workshop on energy-hungry industries, and how your business can adopt greener solutions for a more sustainable future. Collaborate with:  

  • Nathan Swinson-Bullough, MD of Imageco 
  • Clive Spooner, Group Training Manager at Vernacare 
  • More workshop hosts to be announced soon!

2:40pm to 3:20pm: Eco Innovators

Hear from a mix of innovative technology providers about their journeys to making technology that’s supercharging industry to more sustainable approaches across the board. We’ll be letting you know who’s on the panel soon – until then, we can tell you this: they’ve all got ‘holistic’ at the core of their solutions.

3:25pm to 4:05pm: Funding Your Sustainable Tech Purchase

With C3’s Co-Founder, Ash Wray, confirmed as one of the speakers during this session, you know it’s going to be a valuable one! We’ll be diving into how you can apply for funding, grants, and support for implementing GreenTech in your business.

Attend The UK GreenTech Catalyst Conference
Attend The UK GreenTech Catalyst Conference

Attend The UK GreenTech Catalyst Conference

It’s going to be a jam-packed day, but we wouldn’t have it any other way! And of course, if both the morning and afternoon sessions are taking your fancy, we’ve got you covered – full day passes are available.

We couldn’t be more excited to be counting down the days to the first UK GreenTech Catalyst Conference, and we’re looking forward to meeting you in April. The GCC is running in association with our friends at Leeds Digital, Yorkshire Sustainability Festival, Sustainability Partnerships (part of Halston Group!), and the location of the moment, Nexus. 

We’ll see you there!