Events, workshops and webinars

We work to increase opportunities for companies to interact with researchers from the University – a conversation can often spark new innovative ideas.

Throughout the year we organise a wide range of workshops, events and activities for companies can find out more about the latest research from the University. We also run a busy calendar of events for University of Edinburgh students and staff.

Using circular economy to tackle the climate and nature crises

Tuesday 7 December 2021, 4.00-5.30pm

Following COP 26, join us to learn about the latest thinking around the transition to a net-zero circular economy and the opportunities for innovation that you can engage with.

Listen and question a panel of experts with different experiences and opinions within this important debate about how we best achieve this transformation. Chaired by Professor Dave Gorman, the University’s Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability, the event is open to our community of academics, students and industry partners who are engaged in circular economy innovation or who want to learn more about the possibilities in this area.

AIMday Circular Economy

Thursday 10 March 2022

Join us at AIMday Circular Economy to access expertise across the University’s breadth of circular economy research and innovation, including alternative products and materials; circular infrastructure and energy; circular business models, finance and policy; circular food systems and natural regeneration; and human health and wellbeing.

Innovation Showcase: Decreasing CO2 in the atmosphere: solutions from technology and nature

Tuesday 9 November 2021 - event recording coming soon

Time has already run out to talk about climate change. And rapid actions with immediate impact are required. There are only two options to solve the fundamental cause of the climate crisis: EITHER stop putting carbon into the atmosphere, by combusting fossil fuels and biomass for transport, heat, industry and electricity, and stop producing cement and steel and waste, and produce food sustainably. OR balance every tonne of carbon emissions with the same, or more carbon storage - which has to last for 10,000 years.

This event will explore the big options available for CO2 decrease, removal and storage by 2050, both as nature-based remedies, and as technology solutions. How can these both contribute and why is the longevity of storage the key to balance, and to reliable offsets?