Exeter Science Park’s First Net Zero Carbon Conference

September 14, 2022


Exeter Science Park will stage its first Net Zero Carbon Conference this month in collaboration with the University of Exeter.

Taking place on Thursday September 29, this ground-breaking one-day event will bring together delegates, entrepreneurs, investors, and speakers from across the South West.

A diverse range of speakers will deliver 22 talks in total, each of them lasting 10 minutes with time for questions, on five of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.

The day will run as follows:

08:00 Registration, networking, tea & coffee
08:30 Welcome and introductions. Plus Keynote Speakers from University of Exeter and Innovate UK.

09:00 Session 1: Decent Work & Economic Growth
• UK Reporting Regulations and impact on start-ups (Jo Muncaster – City Science)
• MEES Regulations and impact on leasing (TBC)
• Carbon Trading, Scopes etc (John White – EMTEC)
• Zeal Hotels (Tim Wheeldon)

10:00 Session 2: Climate Action and Life on Land
• Sensing CO2 (Quanterra)
• Capturing CO2 (Luminous / 2 Drifters)
• Valuing Trees (Treeconomics)
• Nature and Habitat (Lost Habitat)
• Agriculture Management (Crop Kestrel)

11:10 Networking and coffee

11:30 Session 3: Sustainable Cities & Communities
• Getting East Devon to Net Zero (East Devon District Council – Andy Wood)
• Getting Exeter City to Net Zero (Exeter City Council – Karime Hassan)
• Getting Exeter Science Park to Net Zero (Sally Basker)
• Getting Devon to Net Zero (Devon County Council – Doug Eltham)

12:30 Networking and lunch

13:30 Session 4: Affordable and Clean Energy
• Energy (Frontier Technical)
• Hydrogen (Gary Nicholson)
• Smart Grids (TBC)
• Advanced power electronic technology (Pulsiv)

14:30 Session 5: Responsible Consumption & Production
• Sustainable domestic heating (REMIT Zero)
• Recycling and refuse (Binit)
• Future of Transport (Centre for Future Clean Mobility)
• Waterless Urinals (Smarti Environmental)
• Devon Retrofit (Rob Bosworth)

15:30 Tours
• George Parker Bidder Building (Net Carbon Zero for operational energy)
• REMIT Zero (Domestic heating)
• Quanterra (CO2 Sensing)
• Binit (Bins etc)
• Co-Bikes & Co-Cars display outside
• CFCM vehicle display outside

Sally Basker, CEO of Exeter Science Park, said: “This inaugural conference will be an opportunity to show the incredible work which is being delivered every single day by the innovative and forward-thinking companies based at Exeter Science Park.

“To bring together and showcase all these pioneering ideas and, importantly, to explore and share thoughts and learnings at a time when we have experienced some of the hottest temperatures on record in the UK feels like a timely and responsible thing to do.”

A limited number of tickets are available at £10 each. Visit for more information.

Attendees are encouraged to use sustainable transport methods to attend the conference.