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Date: Wednesday 21st October

Time: 15.30 – 17.00

Venue: Online


The Sheffield Universities’ Managing Directors’ Club is committed to supporting our members during the coronavirus pandemic, therefore we are pleased to invite you to our second online event.


This webinar will feature inspiring speakers highlighting innovative practices, developed through collaboration with Sheffield universities, that boost energy efficiency within business. You will also have the opportunity to hear about the support available to help businesses employ small, simple changes that result in savings of resources and money whilst also contributing to becoming more energy efficient.


This event provides the opportunity to:

  • Hear from both Sheffield Universities on the current support and opportunities available.
  • Network and share knowledge with like-minded Sheffield City Region businesses and academics from both Sheffield universities to spark future partnership ideas.
  • Pose questions to our panel on your sustainability needs.

Registration is needed to attend. Please get in touch to find out how to register:


Prof. Mohamed Pourkashanian, Head of University Energy Institute, Managing Director of the Translational Energy Research Centre 

Talk: Energy Research & Innovation at the University of Sheffield

Head of the Energy Institute at the University of Sheffield, Prof Mohamed Pourkashanian will highlight the work the University is doing to find low-carbon solutions to the world’s biggest energy challenges.

World-leading academics and researchers within the Energy Institute work with industry and government on sustainable solutions, carrying out research across a wide range of fields, including renewable, nuclear and conventional energy generation, energy storage and carbon capture, utilisation and storage technology.

Prof. Pourkashanian leads the research in the conventional power research area and drives innovation across the Energy Institute, including the pioneering research conducted at the Translational Energy Research Centre on carbon capture, utilisation and storage, hydrogen production and use, and production of sustainable fuel (including for aviation).

Alix Morfoisse (Business Development Manager for the Translational Energy Research Centre)

Talk: Introduction to the Translational Energy Research Centre

This presentation will introduce the Translational Energy Research Centre at the University of Sheffield, which is a unique, national pilot-scale testing facility and one of the largest and best-equipped low-carbon energy, combustion and carbon capture and utilisation research and development facilities in Europe.

Thanks to our European Regional Development Fund funding, we can provide free sustainability support, which covers a wide range of opportunities, to local SMEs. This presentation will tell you more about how we can work with you, as well as offering local businesses the chance to give input on what we will cover in our upcoming workshop.

Faye Tomson, Director District Eating Ltd and Tomson Consulting Ltd

Talk: A brief history of what we do and our collaborations with The University of Sheffield
Faye is a Sheffield based engineer and entrepreneur who runs two successful start-up businesses from her home in North Sheffield. District Eating Ltd is developing a sustainable low carbon horticulture project that use waste heat and CO2, and Tomson Consulting Ltd is a consultancy firm advising on resource efficiency, low carbon energy development and circular economy solutions. Faye has collaborated with the University of Sheffield on several occasions including receiving support from the TERC centre, and will explain the projects in the context of what she’s working on now.

Dr Aimee Ambrose – BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, Reader in Energy Policy in Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University

Talk: Walking with Energy: Tackling energy invisibility through participatory research

The Walking with Energy project draws together a range of innovative research approaches such as enabling immersive first-hand encounters with energy generation to form a new research methodology. This has resulted in a programme of work to better understand how our relationship with energy has evolved to become so distant and assess whether acts of research participation can promote a greater level of interest in, and engagement with, future energy policies and decisions amongst ‘ordinary’ citizens by enabling immersive first-hand encounters with energy generation.

Now in its second year, the project has revealed that such an approach offers significant scope to go beyond a process of data collection and promote a reconnection between people and energy with the possibility of effecting lasting changes in environmental citizenship.A Wright and Sons case study final

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