8.30am - breakfast and networking9.00am - 10.00am presentations and networking.Our first presenter will be Joy Parvin from the Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC). The Children Challenging Industry initiative will be launching in the North West in 2024. This flagship programme of CIEC will be igniting the flames of curiosity and ambition among young minds across the region. Joy will present how companies can tell their sustainability stories to primary children and their teachers. Joy will outline the ways in which they can help you do this, from improving communication skills to engage 9-11 year olds, to planning an impactful site visit for 30 children, or producing resources for teachers across the country to tell your story in their classrooms.
Our second speaker will be Sarah Myers from STEM Learning who will speak about... Engaging future talent in the chemical sciences in the North West. Sarah will outline opportunities for companies and individuals to work with schools, colleges, teachers and students. The STEM Ambassador programme provides volunteering infrastructure which is free to access and leads to impactful and meaningful engagement with young people. We will also have Julian Hought from OpenPSM presenting. Julian will be giving members insight into the origins and development of his new product, OpenPSM®, a cloud based solution allowing users to evaluate management system design and implementation through structured PSM systems auditing. We will also welcome David Jasiewicz, Patent Attorney at Appleyard Lees IP LLP. Appleyard Lees will present the third edition of their annual Inside Green Innovation: Progress Report. This data-driven report analyses global patent filings, to get behind the rhetoric, and shed light on the state of progress in the development of green technologies. This year’s edition looks at several areas of innovation, including food production (cultivated meat | insect protein | plant-based meat | mycoprotein), energy (batteries | wind | nuclear), and materials (bioplastics | plastics recycling). In this exclusive talk for Chemicals Northwest members, Appleyard Lees’ attorneys will focus on bioplastics and plastics recycling. They will discuss what patent data reveals about innovation trends, and global filing activity in these technology areas. Members and non-members of Chemicals Northwest welcome. Free of charge to attend.