Universities Open Up their Leading Edge Environmental
Expertise to Business
Businesses throughout the East of England will have a great opportunity in February-April 2006 to take advantage of the huge commercial benefits to be found 
in environmental improvement - whether as a supplier in the Environment sector or a company requiring solutions. Universities in the East of England are putting on 4 major seminars to share their research findings in the technologies and systems which provide greater
efficiency and lower impact in the use of resources. Markets for products and services in this field are growing at double digit rates and are bigger than pharmaceuticals
and aerospace. The seminars will cover 4 key subjects crucial to the commercial delivery of more sustainable development: ' Natural Resources Farm Waste and Non-Food Crops ' Water Irrigation and Water Management in Agriculture ' Manufacturing Cleaner Manufacturing Technologies and Systems ' Construction Energy and ventilation issues in the Building Regulations 2006 The seminars will benefit companies supplying products and services in these fields as well as those seeking to reduce their environmental footprint. Chief
Executives, Chief Engineers, Production Engineers, Product Designers, Operations Directors, Architects, Building Services Engineers, Sales Directors, Environment Managers, Farmers, Landowners, Environment Agency Inspectors and Consultants will all find something to add value to their
professional expertise in the events. Dates and venues are: ' Natural Resources 1 March 2006, Writtle College, Chelmsford ' Water 23 March 2006, University of East Anglia, Norwich ' Manufacturing 30 March 2006, Engineering Dept, University of Cambridge ' Construction 6 April 2006, Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford The events are funded by i10, the innovative co-ordinator of East of England universities which extends university expertise to more people. Dr Steve Mahon, Project Director, pointed out the big benefits of getting involved with the region's universities: 'We will have to be increasingly smart
in the way we source and use resources if quality of life both here and in developing countries is going to increase. This will require innovation in energy and
materials at all levels, so investment in both research and skills will be necessary.' Matthew Bullock, Chairman of i10, highlighted specific opportunities: 'With the major sustainable communities building programme in the East of England,
challenges to agriculture and water resources, and hot competition for the manufacturing sector, this seminar series hits exactly the areas where East of
England businesses can benefit from university expertise, which has been hidden for far too long.' Registration for the seminars is now open at www.i10.org.uk, or contact Phil Sheppard for more information via p.sheppard@cseng.org.uk.
Posted: 22/02/2006 By: Mr Matt Johnston