First Workshop of the Centre for Sustainability and Innovation


For full background on this First Workshop, please consult the Centre for Sustainability and Innovation main page.

In order to give birth to the Centre two one-day workshops will be held - the first of which is to be on May 11th. The workshop will commence with a presentation from our Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor on Aston’s research strategy and impact. There will also be presentations from each of the schools and break out sessions where potential sustainability and innovation research topics can be discussed and outline proposals developed.

The most promising outline proposals will be developed in a second workshop day, in July 2009; substantial funding will then be awarded to each of the chosen proposals to enable the relevant teams (or individuals) to develop them into robust proposals for submission for external grant funding.

Centre for Sustainability and Innovation Workshop 11th May
Location: Adrian Cadbury Lecture Theatre, Aston Business School building.

  • 09.15   Registration and Coffee

  • 09:45   Introduction - Professors Mike West and Robert Berry

  • 10:00   Graham Hooley - Aston's research strategy and impact

  • 10:20   Sustainability in Birmingham - Sandy Taylor, Head of Climate Change and Sustainability, Birmingham City Council

  • 10:50   Coffee break

  • 11:10   Each school's presentation: 15 - 20 minutes each

    • EAS - Dr. Phil Davies

    • LHS - Dr. Richard Cooke

    • LSS - Dr. Graeme Hayes

    • ABS - Dr. Stuart Cooper

  • 12:20   Setting the scene - Peter Hedges

  • 12:30   Lunch - Sustainable locally sourced lunch served in the Conference Centre restaurant.

  • 13.20   Professor Julia King

  • 13:30   Breakout session 1

  • 14:30   Coffee break

  • 15:00   Break out session 2

  • 15:40   Final session - Identifying projects to pursue

  • 16:40   Session End

  • Option: For those who would like to carry on into the evening with net working and discussion, please see Christopher Brewster.

Further details will be posted on this page as well as the relevant presentations.

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