24 May 2023

Start-up sustainably

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SCI’s Science and Enterprise group

SCI, London, UK

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Start-ups and SMEs are the life-blood of the economy, but with enormous pressure to balance development costs, resources and the need to generate sales, it is not easy to start-up sustainably achieving growth while minimising environmental and societal impact.  Speakers include experienced entrepreneurs and investors to share their knowledge on the best practises and resources that will help entrepreneurs embed best practice in their innovative businesses from the beginning. Through networking and panel discussions participants, from across the SCI community and beyond, will debate how start-ups can be supported in the future to meet their ambitions to create sustainable companies. 


This event will be of interest to anyone interested in start-ups, including start-up companies, investors and organisations who can provide support.

Confirmed Speakers
    • Prof Ian Thomson, WWG
    • Dan Noakes, Systemic Challenge Lead, CPI
    • Alasdair Bremner, CEO at Alusid,


Wednesday 24 May 2023

Lunch and networking with SCI Board of Trustees
Positive pathway for more sustainable organization, rule of reporting data in SMEs context
Prof Ian Thomson, WWG
Dan Noakes, Systemic Challenge Lead, CPI
Transforming waste - scaling up sustainable architectural surfaces from lab to mass-production
Alasdair Bremner, CEO, Alusid
Refreshment break
Group workshop discussion led by questions:
• What are the biggest challenges faced by start-ups to reduce environmental impact? • How can the SCI / community help start-ups build businesses that are more sustainable?
Summary of conclusions from each group

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Member Rate - £30

Non-member Rate - £45

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Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Organising committee

Tiffany Wood, Dyneval Ltd
Neil Crabb, Frontier IP
Elijah Nazarzadeh, Nebuflow