Waste Stories 27/11/2017

The Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group

1. The Welsh Business Awards 2017 (closing date: 8 December, 2017)

The Welsh Business Awards aim to recognise the very best from businesses across Wales. Businesses, whether small, medium or large, all play a fundamental role in driving the Welsh economy forward. These awards will celebrate success, excellence in best practice and the contribution Welsh businesses make to the wider community.

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2. Government funding for energy efficiency in hospitals

£200m capital fund for hospitals to fund energy efficiency and technology announced in budget.

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3. Horizon 2020 – Fast track to innovation call open
Part of the Horizon 2020 Industrial Leadership Pillar, Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) accelerates the market uptake of ground-breaking innovations by providing funding through an open, accessible scheme that nurtures ideas from consortia of innovators of all types and sizes from across Europe.
FTI supports actions undertaking innovation from the demonstration stage through to market uptake, including activities such as piloting, test-beds, systems validation in real-world working conditions, validation of business models, pre-normative research, and standard-setting. FTI actions are encouraged to be interdisciplinary, cutting across different sector and technologies. Actions supporting innovative concepts that have the potential to disrupt or to create new markets are particularly welcome.

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4. Half day workshop on remanufacturing/repair/reuse and single use in the healthcare sector

This half-day workshop which is sponsored by Grundon Waste Management Ltd, will focus on the remanufacturing/repair/reuse of bulky items, as well as the effective management of single use items in healthcare facilities. There will be short presentations from Alan Armstrong from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and Karl Sheehan from Sharpsmart. Following the presentations, there will be the opportunity for discussion and the sharing of information. These discussions will be facilitated by Anne Woolridge and Maria Mahon. A light lunch will be served at the end.

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 5. Systems change thinking – creating value from unavoidable food supply chain wastes (16 January, 2018)

This is a free, one-day, event for all stakeholders interested in understanding the chemical and environmental benefits of utilising unavoidable food supply chain wastes.

Poster presentations are open for submission. The deadline for poster abstract submission is 10th December 2017. Please download the abstract template form and submit your completed form to sophie.palmer@york.ac.uk.

The event is being hosted by the Universities of Loughborough, Nottingham and York.

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