Waste Stories 26/09/2016


10th anniversary1.Low carbon networks and innovation conference

The 2016 Low Carbon Networks & Innovation Conference provides an opportunity to explore the key learnings from electricity and gas network innovation projects. The programme will provide unparalleled networking opportunities in addition to project focused presentations and workshops.

Co-hosted by Electricity North West and taking place at the iconic Manchester Central, the LCNI Conference will be held on 11-13 October 2016.

See conference details here

2. Webinar on EU funding opportunities for health research

If you are interested in the EU Horizon 2020 opportunities coming up in 2017 for organisations that operate in the health sector, register now for a webinar on 10 October. The webinar, for UK stakeholders, is jointly organised by the Medical Research Council (MRC), Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), with representation from the European Commission’s DG Research.

Register here

3. HOPE European exchange programme for health managers

HOPE – which stands for Hospitals of EurOPE – is an exchange programme which offers NHS colleagues in leadership positions a unique opportunity to exchange time in their healthcare system with another EU member state for four weeks. Not only does it encourage networking and the sharing of ideas and good practice across Europe; it helps hosting organisations look at their services from a fresh perspective, including how to make improvements to patient care.

The exchange part of the programme is followed by an international meeting for all participants. The 2017 programme will run from 15 May – 14 June 2017. 

Read more here

4. St Andrew’s Prize for the environment 2017

The St Andrews Prize for the Environment is an initiative of the University of St Andrews in Scotland and the independent exploration and production company, ConocoPhillips.Launched in 1998, the St Andrews Prize aims to find and reward entrepreneurs worldwide who have developed original and practical ideas for coping with specific environmental problems. Such ideas must be designed to lead to action and be realistic, realisable and easy to replicate elsewhere while taking account of any social or economic implications. Examples of the type of topics applicants might choose to focus on are:
  • Biodiversity
  • Sustainable development
  • Urban regeneration
  • Recycling
  • Health and environmental health
  • Waste, water and sanitation issues
  • Renewable energy
  • Wildlife conservation including reducing animal-human conflict
  • Land use and maintenance
The prize is managed by a group of distinguished trustees from a wide variety of interests and backgrounds. Since its launch, the prize has sought to find and support projects that display innovative solutions to environmental challenges. The quest still continues to support people who display vision, courage and conviction as they take on their individual challenges that will ultimately improve the lives of people living on this planet, or seek to protect the world’s natural and cultural heritage. Individuals and organisations worldwide are eligible to apply (including multi-disciplinary teams and community groups). The overall winner receives US$100,000, and each of the other two finalists receive US$25,000. The deadline for the 2017 prize is October 2016.


Read more here

5. Jobs at the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CHS) is looking for two highly able and motivated individuals with experience of healthcare provision or research to join the clinical programme team, as Clinical Programme Manager and Clinical Programe Deputy Director.

View the details and application forms here