Innovative Health / Innovative Zero Carbon Working Group Joint Meeting – 29th March 2022

29 March 2022

When & Where

29 March 2022 – 2-4pm – Virtual


Sustainability West Midlands (SWM) & WM Health Technologies Cluster


This workshop was delivered for members of the Innovative Health Working Group (IHWG) and Innovative Zero Carbon Working Group (IZCWG), as well as the wider Innovation Alliance ecosystem. If you wish to join the IHWG or IZCWG, you can join our mailing lists here.

The event

The Innovative Zero Carbon Working Group (IZCWG) is run by SWM in partnership with the Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands (IAWM). We run the group in our role as Zero Carbon lead for the Virtual Innovation Team, part of the West Midlands Innovation Programme. We ran this joint meeting with our long-standing sister group the Innovative Health Working Group (IHWG), focussing on the interlinkages between better health and a better planet.

You can access the speaker presentations here.


13:45    Networking

14:00    Welcome and introduction

Perninder Dhadwar, IHWG Chair

14:05    NHS Trust Sustainability and Innovation Showcase

              Helen Black,  NHS England & NHS Improvement – Midlands

              Janet Smith, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

14:25    Using drones for good

Georgia Hanrahan, Skyfarer

14:45    Q&A

14:55    Comfort break

15:05    Breakout discussions

  • Nurturing collaboration opportunities between health and low carbon experts
  • What challenges are you facing and what support do you need on sustainability issues?

15:35    Feedback and roundtable

15:45    Opportunities and promotion

Update from the WMHTC

David Kidney, WMHTC

Elsewhere in the Innovation Alliance

Pam Waddell, Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands

16:00    Close

IZCWG and IHWG meetings each run quarterly, and aim to share information and good practice and catalyse new partnerships and collaborative activities that help to further develop innovation within and between the sectors outlined above.

Notes and presentations from previous IZCWG meetings can be found on our Resources page.

Interested in finding out more?

If you would like to become a member of any of these groups you can sign up to the mailing lists here. To discuss further please contact or on 07751 933055 for more information.