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Zero Waste Scotland Partners With ecoConnect CIC For First Cleantech Innovate Scotland Conference

Posted: 22nd October 2014

ecoConnectCommercial, cutting edge, low carbon technologies from innovative Scottish companies will be showcased for the first time at Cleantech Innovate Scotland 2015.

From wind-powered cargo ships to liquid air engines, from abseiling cavity wall insulators to smart-hubs that enable consumers to make real savings, Cleantech Innovate celebrates the very best of green industry innovation in the largest showcase of its kind in the UK.

This new conference, an extension of the successful Cleantech Innovate Programme  going into its 3rd year in London in 2015, is being brought to Scotland by ecoConnect  CIC as part of Glasgow’s Green Year 2015 with Zero Waste Scotland in a key partnering role.

The conference, to be held in Glasgow on 4 June 2015, will connect Scottish innovators with the investors, buyers and sector support services actively looking for the low-carbon stars of the future.

A €20,000 cash prize will be awarded to one finalist at the event by Climate KIC to directly support company growth.

Zero Waste Scotland’s Director, Iain Gulland, has also been confirmed as keynote speaker at the event. Gulland said:

“The development of new green technologies which can help move resource economies towards a more circular system, where valuable resources are used and reused in a continuous value chain, is potentially of huge interest in the global market place.  In Scotland, we are looking to lead the way in creating a circular economy to maximise the value of our resources and future-proof our economy from global concerns like increased scarcity of raw materials. 

“Scotland has a long history of producing and supporting innovation, and now is the ideal time for Scotland’s next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators to really turn their attention to green technologies which can provide solutions for a more circular economy.  ecoConnect’s Cleantech Innovate Conference is a perfect event to showcase ideas and secure investment.  This is exactly what is needed to deliver a more prosperous and sustainable Scotland, and help us continue our legacy of leadership and innovation.”

Catherine Hokin, Co-Founder and Director, ecoConnect CIC said: “Cleantech Innovate, with its focus on commercial innovation, is proof that green growth is economic growth. Zero Waste Scotland, with its focus on promoting efficient use of resources which will bring measurable gains to the economy and long term benefits to the environment is the perfect partner for the programme; we are delighted to have their support.”

Technology applications and delegate registration are now open – full details at www.cleantechinnovate.com  Individuals can also nominate companies for the competition by contacting lakvinder.dhillon@ecoconnect.co.uk

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