1-12 November, 2021
Cessnock Quay, Glasgow

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Thought Leadership Programme

Breakthrough Innovation Week (1-5 November, 2021)

Showcasing the emerging technologies and strategies that are critical to achieving net zero

The same thinking, urgency levels and solutions we've seen from the past are not enough - Breakthrough Innovation Week is all about new thinking, new business models, new partnerships, and new technologies.

Getting this thinking and scaling up emerging technologies into policy commitments and business plans needs to be top of mind for the whole ecosystem.

Breakthrough Innovation Week is where that inspiration is ignited and where those key partnerships forged.

Highlights of the week(s) include:

  • Breakthrough Innovation Summit
  • Hydrogen Transition Summit
  • Nature-based Solutions Summit
  • The Climate Catapult Start Up Showcase
  • Innovation Theatre – Energy, Transport, Built Environment, Heat and more.
Breakthrough Innovation Summit

Breakthrough Innovation Summit

Breakthrough Innovation Summit in Partnership. 

Focusing on how we scale the technologies we need in the context of developing public-private partnerships. 
 

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Hydrogen Transition Summit

Hydrogen Transition Summit

The Hydrogen Transition Summit returns to explore the role of clean hydrogen as a key driver of the transition to net-zero.

The Summit will bring together stakeholders from across the policy, investment, technology, and regulation spectrum to discuss the key action points needed to drive the hydrogen economy.
 

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Nature-based Solutions Summit

Nature-based Solutions Summit

Investing in Life's Support Systems.

Reducing global emissions is essential to mitigate the threats of climate change but not sufficient to tackle the entire challenge. Protecting and restoring our planet is the other half of the solution. Nature is our life support system, our economies must be in balance with nature.
 

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Net Zero Pathways Week (8-12 November, 2021)

Accelerating national, sub-national and corporates net zero strategies

Net Zero Pathways Week has a clear mission - turning innovation into action. This decade of action must become the decade of traction - more policy commitments, more new ideas are the spark but without the hard yards of putting them into action and developing “Net Zero Pathways,” key milestones, targets and commitments will not be met.

Net Zero Pathways Week has a powerhouse of a thought leadership program with the 12th Edition of the flagship Sustainable Innovation Forum at the forefront. It's also the place where partnerships operating at the intersection of innovation, finance and policymaking are formed.

 

Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF)

SIF has been uniting heads of state and multilaterals, environment ministers, business leaders, investors, and NGOs alongside the UN Climate Change negotiations since 2010.

The 12th edition will take place alongside COP26 in Glasgow as a hybrid event - combining live, in-person elements with digital, online content enabling our expansive global audience to engage.


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During both weeks...

Climate Catapult Showcase for Start Ups

Climate Catapult Showcase for Start Ups

  • A key pillar of net zero innovation is the creation and scale up of new technologies and business models.
  • The “decade of action” needs to transition into the “decade of traction” for start-ups to scale and make an impact.
  • The whole ecosystem is reliant on their innovation, and it is therefore incumbent on us all to not rest until we have done everything possible to bring the brightest minds and the most innovative technologies to market.

The Climate Catapult will showcase 100 start-ups from across sectors and verticals and will attract enterprise and investment stakeholders to evaluate the efficacy of their proposition but more importantly engage and facilitate the scale up strategies needed.

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Innovation Theatre

Innovation Theatre

This is the content and knowledge hub of the Innovation EXPO and will host key events such as The Climate Catapult-Start Up Pitch Battles, Future Cities Showcase, themed conferences and workshops on key topic areas including - Energy, Transport, Built Environment, and Food and Agriculture.

Each of these events will be a deep dive into the challenges facing these sectors and provide delegates with a toolkit of solutions and practical take-aways to solve them.

Week 1:

  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Built Environment

Week 2:

  • Future Cities
  • Global Development
     

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