March 2018 (excact date to be confirmed) - CANCELLED

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Developing a plan to access a multi-billion Euro market

The course will take participants through the following areas:

  • The political, environmental and social drive to deliver low carbon energy
  • The complex interplay of local market conditions that exist across Europe
  • The opportunities which will allow businesses present to develop sustainable, commercial solutions
  • Potential partnership and collaboration approaches to support the development of their business.

What we offer:

Participants will gain an understanding and practical knowledge in the emerging markets across Europe by comparing examples within the West Midlands area to other European countries. The course will include e-learning materials to support the learning objectives as well as a range of supporting information and business development tools.

Participants will benefit from the course in different ways:

  • For new businesses or businesses that do not access the low carbon energy market, they will develop an understanding of a new market and their ability to trade in it
  • For businesses already accessing low carbon energy markets, they will be able to identify opportunities for diversification and develop new opportunities
  • Build awareness of potential organisations they need to work with to maximize their approach
  • Produce an action plan for their next six months work following the course.

Who can take part?

The course is aimed at organisations that either work in the energy sector or wish to provide new services aimed at the low carbon energy market, including:

  • New start-up businesses in energy innovation
  • SMEs wishing to access the energy sector
  • Technicians and consultants in renewable and low carbon technologies
  • Low carbon policy officers from local government looking to develop partnerships or procurement opportunities
  • University and academia staff aiming to develop closer partnerships with practitioners
  • Entrepreneurs seeking to build a business in energy innovation
  • Investors looking for opportunities in low carbon markets.

Coaches and Experts

Richard Bubb is a Renewable energy project manager and coach. He previously worked as an Executive Director at Groundwork Black Country and was a Project Manager for one of Walsall Council’s social and business regeneration programmes. His current work includes energy advice and assessments and is a Coach on the Pioneers into Practice programme.

To Richard Bubb, then starting a new job with Groundwork Black Country, 1992’s UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio seemed like an inflexion point, the start of a wider consensus on climate change.

In the ensuing years, the low carbon agenda would underpin more of Richard’s work with Groundwork Black Country: both in terms of frontline services such as the Green Doctor, and in a strategic sense, as part of a partnership which delivered a Climate Change Action Plan in Walsall – one of the first areas to do so. 

Dave Green


Dave Green is an experienced energy advisor, assessor and trainer.  He runs his own company and is also a Director of GDAM, a co-operative of energy advisors.  He has been involved in a number of community energy projects and has worked closely with several renewable energy installers.

Dave has been involved with Climate KiC since 2010 and has worked on the Pioneers programme, the Certified Professional pilot, the PhD summer school programme and two Innovator Catalysts.


Fees and registration

Course fee: 800 Euro

  • Course fees cover participation in the workshop, workshop material, boarding during the workshop and any site vists.
  • A 50 % discount on the regular fee is available for Climate-KIC partners, public institutions, Climate-KIC alumni and NGOs.
  • Participation can be cancelled free of charge until four weeks before the course. Fees already paid will be reimbursed. 50% of course fees are payable in case of cancellation later and up until one week before the course. Full fees apply in the case of cancellation less than one week before the course.


Climate-KIC values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.

Grant application

Grant applications are possible for participants of EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) including citizens of the following countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

Grants cover the participation fee, workshop material, boarding during the workshop and any site vists.


Please note that spots are limited and applications will be assessed as they come in. The deadline for application is 1 November 2017.

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