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Programmes Cleanpower Smart Grids 2019 Cambridge 1-2 July

Summit Guide: 10th anniversary Cleanpower Smart Grids Conference 2019
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1 July Day 1 – Technology Executive Briefing Day 10:30am – 4:30pm
10.30-11.00 Registration and networking
Session 1 11.00-13.00 Introduction to clean power and smart grid energy systems
11.00 – 11.15 Gavin Jones – Chair’s Opening Remarks
11.15 – 11.45 Erwin Frank-Schultz, IBM, CTO Energy, Environment and Utilities “Energy Systems and Digital Twins”
11.45 – 12.00 Mash-Hud Iqbal, Partner, Marks and Clerk “IPR and Energy innovation”
12.00 – 12.10 David Richardson, Innovation Lead – Energy Systems, InnovateUK “PFER Programme and smart local energy systems design”
12.10 – 12.35 Sylvain Vittecoq, CTO, CyanConnode “The benefits of RF mesh networks for smart metering, smart grid and IoT”
12.35 – 13.00 Discussion & Q&A
led by Gavin Jones

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Session 2 14.00 – 15.15 Energy storage & battery technologies
14.00 – 14.20 Professor Vasant Kumar, Cambridge University “A brief sprint through battery science”
14.20 – 14.40 Dr Rumen Tomov, CJET Ltd “Novel storage and battery materials”
14.40 – 15.00 Daniella Sanchez-Lopez, Cambridge University Research Fellow, “Li supply chains and battery tech”
15.00 – 15.15 Panel moderated by Professor Vasant Kumar, Cambridge University Materials Science, leading battery scientist and author, with Ian Ellerington, The Faraday Institution & and the Space Catapult (invited) Mining Li in Cornwall (panellist)

Tea break 15.15 – 15.45

Session 3 15.45 – 17.00 Data, ML & security technology
15.45 – 15.55 Mike Handley, PolyChord, “A grounding in ML”
15.55 – 16.05 Eric Topham, Business Development, T-DAB “The ML Use Case for Energy Optimisation”
16.05 – 16.20 Dr Natalie Lowery, Energy Systems Catapult “Modelling Energy Systems”
16.20 – 16.40 Dr Andrew Tsonchev, Director of Technology, Darktrace Industrial, “Using AI for Real-Time Threat Detection across OT & IT”
16.40 -17.00 Session Q&A led by Gavin Jones
16.55 Close for Day

18.30 – 21.00 Dinner evening
18.30 reception drinks networking for 19.00 – 21.00 Dinner hosted by CIR at Christ’s College Cambridge

Day 2 – Innovation Conference 09:00 – 17:00
09.00 – 09.30 Registration and networking
Session 1 09.30 – 11.00 Introduction: energy system futures and innovation and threats
09.30 – 09.40 Conference Introduction & Chair’s Introduction: Jeremy Nicholson, Alfa Energy Corporate Affairs & VP/Chair IFIEC Europe
09.40 – 10.00 Richard Smith, Head of Commercial, National Grid – “Operating the GB transmission system, carbon free, by 2025: opportunities/challenges”
10.00 – 10.15 Anser Shakoor, ABB, “Future of the energy systems mix”
10.15 – 10.30 Victoria Doherty, QinetiQ, “Power, storage and human factors in cybersecurity”
10.30 – 10.50 Emily Orton, CMO, Darktrace, “Cybersecurity and energy infrastructure and devices” Keynote
10.50 – 11.10 Panel with moderator Pamela Taylor, Taylor Macpherson

Coffee break 11.00 – 11.40

Session 2 11.40 – 13.00 Grids, connectivity innovation
11.40 – 12.00 Dr Sean Cochrane, Head of Technical Sales, CyanConnode, “Commercialising an IoT communication platform”
12.00 – 12.15 Nick Merricks, Landis+Gyr, “Grid edge intelligence in the smart grid”, securely.”
12.15 – 12.30 Moixa Energy, CEO Simon Daniel “Connectivity and energy management of smart grids and off grids”
12.30 – 12.40 Jim Lott, Technical Lead – Energy Systems Catapult “Prospering from the Energy Revolution”
12.40 – 13.00 Panel with moderator Gavin Jones and panellist Jane Lucy, CEO, Labrador

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Networking

14.00 – 15.20
Session 3 Storage / battery innovation and commercialisation
14.00 – 14.05 Ian Ellerington, Head of Tech Transfer, The Faraday Institution – “Introduction & the importance of storage”
14.05 – 14.20 Richard Druce, Associate Director of Energy, Environment & Infrastructure, NERA “Distributed energy resources and how to monetise them”
14.20 – 14.35 Georgina Dingley, Business Development, Anesco, “Utility scale energy storage”
14.35 – 14.45 Dr Gleb Ivanov, CEO, Sigma Lithium “Anode technology for advanced energy storage, Li primary and rechargeable batteries”
14.45 – 15.00 Dr Athan Fox, CEO, Aurelius Environmental “Out of the furnace and into the leaching tank”
15.00 – 15.20 Panel moderated by Isobel Sheldon, UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (confirmed)

Tea break 15.20 – 15.45

Session 4 Clean energy policy & strategy – final panel
15.45 – 17.00
15.45 – 16.00 Centrica/SSE Strategy/Grids Speaker tbc
16.00 – 16.15 Sally Fenton MA, Innovation Manager, Dept of BEIS, “Delivering innovation to the Grand Challenge of Clean Growth”
16.15 – 16.30 Akshay Kaul, Director, Systems & Networks, Ofgem
16.30 – 16.55 Panel with moderator Judith Ward, Sustainability First
16.55 – 17.00 Chair closing remarks by Jeremy Nicholson, Alfa Energy and Gavin Jones

2019 Advisory Committee – CPSG
Dr Justin Hayward MBA, CIR (Executive Chair)
Maxine Frerk, Grid Edge Policy
Gavin Jones
Jeremy Nicholson, Alfa Energy & VP Chair IFIEC Europe
Professor Vasant Kumar, Cambridge University
Ian Ellerington, Head of Tech Transfer, Faraday Institution

10th Anniversary Cleanpower Smart Grids Conference Expo

This summer, the Cleanpower & Smart Grids Conference Summit 2019, an innovation event on the Grand Challenge of clean growth, reaches its 10th birthday in Cambridge.

The conference will approach the innovation challenges of clean energy systems (both generation and smart grids), energy storage and efficiency via connectivity, AI and data and materials and with cyber-security in mind also using ML.

1-2 July 2019

10th anniversary Cleanpower Smart Grids Conference 2019 #CPSG19

Innovations in energy, digital connectivity & ML/MI & data to solve the Grand Challenge of Clean Growth
Clean Growth is certainly one of the key Grand Challenges. It has perhaps never been more important to focus on clean energy systems in a whole-system way and to consider how to move forward with a fully sustainable, robust and affordable global energy system. Please join us for this 10th anniversary celebration of this conference series Cleanpower and Smart Grids, where we will try to make progress towards these objectives. We’ll be focusing not only on clean power generation such as renewables and on digital connectivity and cybersecurity for smart grids, through companies like CyanConnode and Darktrace, but also on energy storage and battery technology and energy efficiency through a range of companies such as Moixa.

– Justin Hayward, Director of Conference Summit, CIR

Day 1: Executive briefing day and evening banquet dinner at King’s
Day 2: Executive conference summit

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Sponsorship Opportunities
Your support in enabling this conference is much appreciated by the organiser and team.

We hope to provide great publicity and showcasing for your technology, innovation and services.

For marketing sponsorship and exhibition positions, please call CIR directly on +447720047402 and join a roster of excellent organisations that have participated since 2009.

Cambridge Investment Research(CIR) (founded 2002)
CIR has run 50 technology commercialisation conference days since 2002, in four cities in the UK including Cambridge, London and Oxford.
There have been over 4,250 attendees and over 500 speakers and the internal list reached over 50,000 in 2019, with media partners and other promotions likely to reach a relevant audience of well over 300,000 executives, investors, inventors & innovators, industrial academics and public sector senior staff.


Top 10 Reasons to attend 15th Anniversary HVM and 4th Graphene New Materials Conference Summits 3 November 2017

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1. Network with over 100 senior executives in sectors such as (1) aerospace & defence, space; (2) automotive; (3) electronics & displays; (4) sensors & devices; (5) energy (6) energy storage & heat transfer; (6) printing & packaging; (7) healthcare & biomedical.

2. Visit leading exhibitors from all over the world to see the latest in HVM and New Materials technology and to form and enhance relationships with buyers, suppliers and other key players in the new materials and HVM value networks

3. Be among the first to structure how to overcome the barriers in the HVM 4IR and new materials value network in order for your company to thrive, by attending the exclusive masterclass alongside industry leaders and led by a world-class coach

4. Gain media exposure via all physical events and online content e-news

5. Keep up to date and “juice your brain” on the latest topics in the industry at the business conference by listening to over 30 market-led talks that have been requested by past delegates through many detailed surveys

6. Dine at the beautiful King’s College with high-level decision makers, industry leaders and experts to continue conversations and further expand your network

7. See labs and departments opportunities to connect with Cambridge University

8. Cambridge is not only home to one of the most historic and successful universities in the world, but is also one of the most well established science & technology clusters in the UK with over 1,500 tech companies based here, 14 of which are worth over £1bn

9. CIR the strategic consulting firm, has 15 years’ experience organising over 48 high-quality, market demand led events

10. The new materials and HVM industry4.0 races are on – attend this unique and highly valuable co-located double conference to make sure you build your knowledge and value network & don’t get left behind

Economic principles of the market – regulatory models that have been used traditionally in the electricity sector – why they are coming under stress

Transactive grid development & market structure change by UtilityWise at 8th Grids Conference

At the ARM-sponsored 8th Smart Grids Cleanpower Cambridge conference next month, Jon Ferris, Strategy Director (Markets) at UtilityWise, covers how the market structure is changing and asks what constraints do the changes place on transactive grid development? What still needs to change, and how can consumers become more market-engaged?

Jon Ferris returns to speak at SGCP17 in Cambridge 19-20 June.

Event Sponsors: ARM | Gold Sponsors: UtilityWise | Silver Sponsors: Cambridge Consultants; NERA Key speakers: UK Power Networks, National Grid, RWE, Ofgem, EON, Dept for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy, IBM, Arrowhead.

C4IR is delighted to welcome back its Gold Sponsor UtilityWise to the 8th Smart Grids conference in Cambridge (19-20 June). They are focused on and will speak about enabling the Transactive Grid.

Jon Ferris, Strategy Director (Markets) at UtilityWise, covers how the market structure is changing and asks what constraints do the changes place on transactive grid development? What still needs to change, and how can consumers become more engaged with the market?

UtilityWise will also speak on Day 2 on “IoT in the wild”. This investigates practical applications of IoT for business energy consumers in today’s marketplace.

Conference Outline

This 8th high level conference expo (with lead event sponsor ARM) brings together innovators, kit manufacturers with smart grids project buyers. It develops themes requested by global participants in previous series conferences since 2009, and new trends, drivers, innovations, solutions, the global market & value network.

Dr Justin Hayward, Director of C4IR added: “Just a month to go now to this event and we are delighted with the programmes and attendee mix! We have a VC & ARM-led innovation pitching session on the 20th at the business conference and a high quality delve into basics, technologies, markets and innovation on the 19th in the briefing day.”

Book fast (book with event hotel) | Book medium pace with more info | All C4IR events ticket shop | SGCP17 Event BrochureEventbrite with all incl concessionary tickets. Or call C4IR on 07720 047 402 to book or discuss event.

Maya Stancheva
Front of House, C4IR


These are the key topics in energy says Chair 8th Smart Grids Cleanpower 19-20 June Cambridge

IBM cover 4 key technologies in a session at Smart Grids & Cleanpower 2017 Cambridge


Graphene Value Network


August News – Cambridge GrapheneTechDays 2015

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Sponsor Credits: Haydale plc (Lead) FlexEnable (Co-Lead) CGC (Co-Lead) Marks & Clerk LLP (Gold)

The Cambridge Graphene Tech Days 2015 is a leading festival of events over two days for networking and learning more about the latest advances in commercialising Graphene and related materials  in sectors such as electronics, displays, energy storage, composites, packaging, aerospace & defence and automotive.

Airbus & BP will give new presentations on the challenges for Graphene Solutions Providers in their set of industries and will be joined also by other global conglomerates.

The special programme of events will be held mainly in Cambridge’s newly-opening Graphene Building: with an exhibition of technology and tours of new labs as well as a media event, conference and a fine Hall dinner. The expert-led MasterClass covering the value network srtructure and barriers & application prioritisation offer enormous added value to corporate executive leaders.

Introduction from Dr Justin Hayward, CEO of CIR and Co-Director of Cambridge Graphene Days 2015
It is an honour to have the chance to bring together such excellent industrial and entrepreneurial growth companies in the graphene and GRM sector with Cambridge University and its new Graphene Centre Building Hub. Cambridge is perhaps the top global university across all key measures such as teaching and research. It is also home to a burgeoning technology cluster. Great companies have been born & grown to billions in the 25 years that I’ve lived here, but now multinationals also regularly come to have a base in Cambridge to find excellent research, engineering & coding staff, partnerships with top academics and other outsourcing and learning with many other players offering services in the tech cluster. I look forward to an inspiring couple of days of events.

Ray Gibbs, CEO of Haydale commented ”The Cambridge hub is one of the pre-eminent places to go for the highest quality science and application skills. As a leading technological solution provider to this rapidly evolving market sector it made great sense to support this centre of excellence covering graphene and related nano materials, . We believe the conferences and workshops at the Cambridge Graphene Days will showcase the adoption and use of the graphene materials in real products. Haydale’s functionalised graphene technology already is providing ground breaking benefits to organisations involved with composite materials, conductive inks and next generation battery technology”.

Chuck Milligan, CEO, FlexEnable commented ”The relevance of graphene and graphene-like materials to flexible electronics for displays and sensors is clear, and we are proud to be co-sponsors of the Cambridge Graphene Days event – and the opening of the Graphene Building in Cambridge. We believe that our unique manufacturing processes for flexible electronics, together with the exponential growth expected in the flexible display and IoT sensor markets, provide enormous opportunity for this exciting class of materials.”

Professor Andrea Ferrari added “We are very much looking forward to our Cambridge Graphene Technology Day on the 5th of November, when we will showcase industrial applications of graphene and related materials. We are also excited to be hosting high value manufacturing-oriented meetings on the site of the Cambridge Graphene Centre”

To learn more about the Cambridge Graphene Technology Days 2015 please visit

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Who should attend Cambridge Graphene Days 2015? 5-6 November

Booking online | Info | Why attend? Please call Maya on +44 1223 303500 for help booking and service.

Top 12 Reasons

1 Anyone with an interest in traction of business involving Graphene and GRMs

2 Anyone wishing to understand barriers to adoption and use of Graphene & GRMs

3 Anyone on a science and technology watching brief for Graphene and GRMs

4 Anyone with a startup or entrepreneurial idea for Graphene or GRMs

5 Anyone with business problems to solve that might be influenced or helped by Graphene or GRMs

6 Those wishing to understand the full uptodate and prioritised range of applications and those nearer to and further from market

7 Anyone wanting to get an IPR landscape & investment level update for Graphene and GRMs

8 Anyone wanting to meet new industrial and business entrants into the Graphene and GRM areas

9 People wanting to build quality networks or ecosystems in this set of fields

10 Sector specific players seeking to access solution providers

11 Solutions providers seeking to understand customer pull in a range of sectors

12 Those in related areas of technology such as nanotech, IoT, cleantech who wish to see the potential and synergies with Graphene and GRMs

Booking online | Info | Why attend? Please call Maya on +44 1223 303500 for help booking and service.