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11 March 2021

Aberdeenshire, Ayrshire, Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, Edinburgh & Lothians, Fife, Forth Valley, Glasgow & Clyde Valley, Highlands & Islands, Tayside, UK and International

Venue: Online

Time: 10:00 to 11:00

With less than a year until COP26, the UN climate change conference that will take place in Glasgow in 2021, we’d like to invite you to join Interface, the North East Digital Ecosystem and our North East expert speakers at our upcoming webinar to explore what organisations have been doing in the North East to address and tackle climate change challenges. 
Climate tech is a rapidly emerging industry in which data-driven products are developed to enable communities, companies, and governments to understand their risk and exposure to the effects of climate change and take action to adapt and become resilient. 
The event is hosted by Interface on behalf of our partners in North East Digital Ecosystem: Opportunity North East, ScotlandIS, The DataLab, CENSIS, Barclays EagleLabs, the OGTC, Skills Development Scotland, Elevator and Scottish Enterprise.
Our speakers will share with us their journeys and how they’ve benefited from collaborating with academia and intermediary organisations. As well as finding out how easy it can be to connect with academic through Interface’s free impartial service and Scottish Funding Council funding that could be tapped into enabling these academic / business partnerships. 

Our Speakers

  • Interface - Gillian Hambley Interface's Business Engagement Executive for Aberdeenshire will provide a short overview of the Interface’s matchmaking process and share information on search process and funding options. 
  • Aventus Ai – Aventus Ai Limited is a geoscience, risk, reliability, maintenance and asset integrity engineering solutions provider. They have a vision to make AI, machine learning, the digital oilfield and the power of predictive maintenance analytics available to all oilfield operators, regardless of tier level, while optimising the use of technology and data science to help reduce the impact of climate change. Recognising that collaboration within industry and academia is an important step to drive their vision, Aventus Ai will share their journey of how they are tackling climate change, and digital twin technology advancement through their AuroraAi integrated systems platform, by collaborating with academics at Heriot-Watt University and how accessing the Scottish Funding Council’s Innovation Voucher funding with Robert Gordon University has supported them on their innovation journey.
  • Planetary AI – Planetary AI brings together industry professionals in AI, digital twins, aerospace, mineral exploration, 4D modelling, geothermal and the oil industry to explore the use of satellite and remote sensing data along with existing datasets for mineral exploration, surface geology and subsurface modelling of the earth enabling them to source minerals that are needed for renewable energy development and electric batteries etc. Planetary AI will discuss how they are collaborating within the University of Aberdeen, and other strategic partnerships, to bring in further knowledge and skills of geological sciences into the organisation.
  • ScotlandIS – Marc Strathie, Research and Policy Manager will share some of the key areas of climate tech innovation across Scotland, looking at the impact climate tech can have on Scotland meeting our net-zero targets, and also driving sustainable economic growth. We will also gain insights into examples of climate tech innovation taking place in the lead up to COP26.  
  • CENSIS – will provide information about their IoT Secure Service: Support available to enhance the security of IoT-based products, services and processes. 

The webinar will last 1 hour and include a Q&A session. 


Who should attend?
Tech companies, climate tech companies, those interested in developments in the North East.


Data protection notice:
This webinar will be recorded and shared shortly after the webinar has finished and hosted on YouTube. If you join this webinar your details will not be visible to other participants or be shared unless you raise a question which will be read out.