Innovative Low Carbon Working Group

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What we do:

The Innovative Low Carbon Working Group (ILCWG) is a cross-sector network whose membership consists of practitioners from universities, local authorities, businesses and voluntary organisations from across the whole West Midlands region.

The group meets quarterly and provides each member with an opportunity to propose and develop collaborative project ideas and to share good practice in relation to the low carbon and innovation agenda.

Chair: Alison Fulford, Carbon Adviser at National Grid

Co-ordinated by: Alan Carr, Senior Sustainability Advisor at Sustainability West Midlands, and Policy and Partnerships Manager at Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands

Get in touch and join us!


Twitter: @innovationwm

Next Meeting: TBC. Read our COVID-19 statement here. 
Past meetings: 
March 2020 at Advanced Propulsion Centre

Our first meeting of the year took place at the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK Ltd. We had a range of fantastic speakers including: Jon Rengart (Advanced Propulsion Centre), Colin Maltby and Ann Marie Attfield (Solihull Council), Jenni McDonnell (Knowledge Transfer Network) and Pam Waddell OBE (Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands).

Meeting Actions

Presentation links: 

Advanced Propulsion Centre

Solihull Council

Knowledge Transfer Network

December 2019 at National Grid House

Our last meeting took place at National Grid House, with presentations from Alison Fulford (National Grid and Chair of the ILCWG), Sara Habib (National Grid), Alasdair Donn (Willmott Dixon), Alan Carr, on behalf of Jenni McDonnell (Knowledge Transfer Network) and Pam Waddell OBE / Alan Carr (Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands).

There was some great examples of sustainable innovation, followed by a fantastic round-table discussion.

Meeting Actions

Links to presentations: 

National Grid Presentation

KTN Funding Updates

Willmott Dixon Presentation

September 2019 at Ricoh UK

Ricoh UK Products Ltd  hosted our event on the 10th September, taking us on a fantastic tour of their space. Thank you to Ricoh, Innovate UK, and West Midlands Air for presenting.

You can find further information, including notes and slides, here. 

June 2019 at Coventry University 

Coventry University hosted our event on 6th June and kindly provided a tour of their space. Thank you to Energy Capital and Innovate UK for presenting.

IAWM Director, Pam Waddell enjoying the tour

March 2019 at SYSTRA Ltd

SYSTRA Ltd kindly provided the venue for our 19th March event with speakers from SYSTRA, Midlands Energy Hub and Innovation Gateway.

Sian Fox from SYSTRA

December 2018 at MTC

On 6th December 2018 the meeting was hosted at the  the Manufacturing and Technology Centre (MTC), with speakers from MTC, GreenwattSustainability West Midlands, and BEIS.

Trudy Sully from MTC talking about transforming
construction through digital and advanced manufacturing technologies
Further links: