Net Zero Energy Conference

21st January 2021 10.30am-12.30pm

You are invited to join industry leaders from the UK’s Energy sector at this half-day Net Zero Energy Conference hosted by the Harwell Campus EnergyTec Cluster, in which UKRI-Science & Technology Facilities Council is a partner. Please register here.

Through a series of stimulating talks and panel discussions, we will be discussing the latest innovative technologies and applications alongside engineering that are addressing the greatest energy challenges of our time.

Harwell is an international science and innovation Campus and is home to the £74million Faraday Institution. The EnergyTec Cluster includes 57 organisations at Harwell with a wider network across the UK.  As a UK asset, Harwell is home to £2 billion of national labs including the UK’s synchrotron, The Diamond Light Source, as well as growing Clusters in the Space and Life Science sectors.

This event will include key expert speakers and a panel session, spanning SME’s to multinationals and including our national and international networks across industry, academia and government.


10:15 – 10:30: (Online Lobby Area)

10:30 – 11:30: Speaker Session – How to expedite Net Zero Technology in the UK.

Welcome Emma Southwell-Sander; Harwell EnergyTec Cluster Development Manager STFC-UKRI.

Key Speakers: UKRI-STFC Dr Barbara Ghinelli, Airbus; Martin Aston, Reaction Engines; James Barth, Energy Systems Catapult; Tim German.

11:30 – 11:45: Coffee Break and Networking.

11:45 – 12:30: Panel Discussion with Q&A.

Accelerating the Journey through Engineering between Concept and Commercialisation to Grow the UK’s Net Zero Energy Capabilities.

Chaired by Professor Joe Howe; Chester University, Ian Ellerington CTO; Faraday Institution, Alice Porter; UKRI Deputy Commercial Director, Elodie Viau; ESCAT Director of Telecommunication and Integrated Applications, Professor Paul Beasley; Siemens, Professor Bill David; UKRI-STFC Oxford University and Harwell Campus, Jack Nicholas CEO; QDot.

12:25 – 12:30: Closing Remarks

We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us online on 21st January 2021. If you have any questions about this event, please contact or


Webinar: Introduction to National Facilities – ISIS Neutron and Muon Source Imaging

Revealing the hidden structure and dynamics of matter: opportunities for research at the ISIS Neutron and Muon source

Speaker – Professor Sean Langridge

Tuesday 26th January 2021, 10:00-11:00

The University of Manchester at Harwell (UoMaH) invites you to attend this webinar in our imaging series, which forms part of the University’s ‘Ideas Forum’.  This was set up to support researchers at all stages of their career in creating new research opportunities and developing their existing activities. With these seminars, we hope to link experienced users with new users to teach them about the University of Manchester and the Harwell National Facilities.

On 26th January, Professor Sean Langridge, head of the ISIS Diffraction and Materials Division at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, will briefly introduce the neutron and muon techniques which allow imaging in both real and reciprocal space and develop their application to a range of problems in physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering and the life sciences.

Registration is necessary for this event via the Eventbrite page here