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ESRC Seminar Series (2015-16) ‘Green Innovation: Making it Work’: Seminar 3 – Green Innovation: Policy Perspectives and Initiatives

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Brussels , Belgium

This series of six seminars  brings together academics and practitioners interested in pro-environmental innovation with a focus on the factors that facilitate and constrain its practical application. It will promote a deeper understanding of the institutional and infrastructural changes required in both developed and developing country contexts.

This seminar, the third in the series, focuses on one of the major horizontal themes in translating green innovations into practical and commercial implementation – that of policy. The structure of the day will consist of two sessions, one in the morning, one in the afternoon. Each session comprises opening presentations, followed by roundtable discussions.

Time and Date

Wednesday 16 December, 2015, 10am-4.30pm, CET (GMT+1)
UK Research Office (UKRO), 4, Rue du Trône, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Confirmed speakers include

  • Kyriakos Maniatis (European Commission, DG-ENERGY): The complex challenges in bringing sustainable biofuels to the EU and world markets, given conflicting stakeholder positions, and an absence of long-term policies.
  • Matthew Lockwood (University of Exeter): Innovation in smart grids in Britain and the influence on this of the regulation of electricity networks.
  • Andrea Westall (The Open University; Strategy and Policy Consultant): A critical analysis of UK and EU Green Innovation policy challenges.


Who Should Attend?

The seminar series will be of interest to academics, policy-makers and practitioners working in the fields of innovation, enterprise and environmental sustainability. This third seminar will be of particular interest to those working at the interface of policy and practice. For further information, please contact any member of the organising team.

Reserve A Place

Bookings for this third seminar in the series, can be made by contacting Lianne Hannigan at:


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