Bill Walker, Chair of Marketing Humber, welcomed news of the survey and encouraged local businesses to respond. He said: “I am a strong advocate for the Humber and the huge impact it can have nationally and internationally in the Clean Growth space. The Future Net Zero Survey is a welcome step forward to help the region act in concert and showcase what our brilliant SMEs are doing in delivering on the Net Zero targets. This survey can help underpin the region’s economic place marketing credentials by helping us to gain real insight into what we are already doing, what we still need to do and how we can continue to work collaboratively to attract more investment and more inclusive growth into the Humber region.”
“Beckie Hart, Yorkshire and Humber Director for the CBI, said: “We are delighted to see that Aura and the University are launching the Future Net Zero Survey today. The region has a unique role to play in helping the country’s progress to Net Zero emissions, and improving our understanding of how small businesses can help drive the transition will be key to this effort.”
“This survey will help us understand where we are and what needs to be done further to succeed.”
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Aura is a collaboration between major companies in the offshore wind and low carbon energy industry, leading academic institutions, and government and non-governmental organisations. It acts as a catalyst for collaboration and innovation to support the sector’s growth. The Aura partners’ vision is to create a world-leading renewable energy research, talent and innovation hub supporting the developing low carbon sector towards sustainability, establishing it as a vibrant industry in the Humber – the UK’s Energy Estuary, for the benefit of the region and the country.
Aura Innovation Centre
The University of Hull’s new Aura Innovation Centre (AIC) is a community that supports businesses of all sizes, helping them to accelerate low-carbon projects, drive green innovation and deliver clean business growth. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Green Port Growth Programme and match-funded by from the University of Hull, the AIC opened its doors in January 2020.
By connecting businesses with university research power, public sector and local communities in one convenient place, we’re bringing the Humber together to shape the way in low-carbon innovation.
We help businesses to shape ideas into viable solutions that provide real value and opportunities, whilst cutting carbon emissions. The AIC will give you access to advanced facilities and equipment, specialist funding support and access to a network of extraordinary minds at the University of Hull.
Lampada Digital Solutions
Lampada Digital Solutions is a subsidiary of the University of Hull and was created to derive profits from leveraging and commercialising the Intellectual Property rights owned by the University. Its mission is to develop commercial enterprises and establish wider external business relationships, in addition to creating new opportunities for the research faculties within the University, Lampada also supports the student body employing them in full-time positions, apprenticeships and internships.
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1UK Government - The Clean Growth Strategy, Leading the Way to a Low Carbon Future (Oct 2017)