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Businesses looking to capitalise on Hull’s emerging renewable energy sector are being invited to ‘unlock their potential’ at an exclusive event hosted by the Green Port Growth’s Programme Research & Development Director, Dr Alan Lowdon.

The event promises to provide a unique insight into the emerging sector, helping the region’s businesses and brightest thinkers to generate new ideas, launch new or diversify existing products or services, and source essential funding.

This and more will be addressed at the workshop, entitled ‘The Concept to Commercialisation Journey’, which will be held at the University of Hull Business School on Tuesday 2nd December. 

Open to SMEs and micro-businesses based in Hull and East Yorkshire, the event will cover generating and protecting ideas for products and services in the renewable energy industry, and how businesses can access the right kind of financial support at each stage of development.

This is one of a series of events being held by the Green Port Growth Programme (GPGP), created to establish Hull and East Yorkshire as a world-class centre for renewable energy and supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund.  

Dr Lowdon believes the event will help local businesses achieve greater awareness and involvement in the renewables sector.

He said:

“When it comes to bringing products or services to the renewable energy market, there’s a lot of ignorance and misunderstanding about how to go about it. This workshop gives businesses an overall understanding of how the process is managed and what to look out for”.

“It will also show how concepts can be fast-tracked to the market, securely and with minimal risk. We want to help local businesses find sources of capital at each stage and have the right financial support to fund growth.”

Dr Lowdon’s workshop is the fifth  in a series providing delegates with the chance to listen to expert speakers with first-hand experience of the renewables market.

The events will run over the next few years at venues throughout the area and topics will include:

  • How buyers select suppliers
  • Growing market share
  • Improving your bottom line
  • Marketing, presenting and winning business
  • Product and service development
  • Wind, tidal and wave – the international picture
  • Opportunities through effective data management
  • ISO standards – what you need to know

Interested parties are advised to enrol quickly to avoid disappointment.

For more information call the business support team on 01482 391639 or e-mail greenportgrowth@eastriding.gov.uk  to find out more.