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Cleantech Business Development Mission to the UK

**Please note: This mission is now FULL**

The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) is leading a virtual business development mission to the United Kingdom, tentatively to take place between September 14-25, 2020.

Mission Themes

Mission participants can choose to engage in one or each of the four days of activities. Each day will include interactive virtual sessions based around each of the four themes listed below.

The focus areas will include:

While the global COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for some industries, clean energy industries internationally have proven resilient and are weathering the storm. This is true for the offshore wind industry, where development continues and in some cases is even intensifying. This mission component will feature experts in offshore wind supply chains who will engage in a discussion with participants on their products and services, and offer tangible information on where there are opportunities for them within the rapidly growing industry.

As the push towards digitalization continues across oceans industries, climate change and sustainability pressures on industry are ensuring that understanding environmental conditions and impacts are becoming a top priority. Opportunities continue to form for those that provide solutions related to data acquisition or information management. This mission component will feature experts providing insight on the latest in environmental sensing, characterization, and monitoring solutions and an engagement with participants on where opportunities are emerging in the UK’s oceans industries for their products and services.

The challenges the oil and gas industry have faced between the price wars and the global pandemic have been immense. The conversation around the energy transition and the industry’s role in that has accelerated. There are lessons to learn from the United Kingdom where its offshore oil and gas industry has committed to achieving net zero by 2035. This mission component will feature firms within the UK industry’s supply chain who have increased their competitiveness by committing to net zero, and a discussion with participants on the role that they can play in the same vein.

Once reliant on fossil fuels for electricity, Orkney now generates more than 100% of its required electricity from wind energy systems. With transmission constrained due to the distance to mainland Scotland, rather than waste excess electricity the region has been pursuing three initiatives: (1) using more of the renewable energy locally through electrification; (2) developing AI systems that will monitor and manage generation, grid constraint, and energy demand; and (3) the production of hydrogen for export. This mission component will provide participants direct access to thought leaders and project managers to learn from their experiences.

Mission Format

Though the mission is virtual, NEIA is determined to provide participants with a business development experience that measures in quality to its in-market activities. By using higher quality technology, and developing curated content, NEIA’s aim is to go beyond the standard video call and make the meetings as ‘real’ as can be. Participation in these virtual sessions is therefore limited to enhance the experience.

A maximum of five (5) Atlantic Canadian businesses can participate in each day/theme. The cost is $100 + HST per day/theme.

This fee includes:

  • Participation in the intimate and interactive presentations
  • A facilitated discussion between your firm and the subject matter experts
  • Three (3) targeted B2B meetings between your firm and pre-qualified contacts within the subject area of interest, based on your firm’s stated business development needs and objectives

Indicate Your Interest

Click here to confirm your firm’s interest in any (or all) of the mission components listed above.

In the weeks to come, we will provide you directly with more information is it becomes available. As participation is limited for this mission, by indicating your interest early you will have the first opportunity to formally register for the mission. Firms registered in NEIA’s European International Business Development Program will receive priority access.

If you have any questions, please contact NEIA’s Manager of International Business at abbie@neia.org


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