Enablers of Transformation Workshop for Foundation Industries

Leeds University Business School, in collaboration with Transforming Foundation Industries Network+ & TransFIRe, will explore the transformation of the Foundation Industries in this workshop.

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Join our face-to-face workshop exploring the importance of innovation and transformation in Foundation Industry sustainability.

This workshop is a collaboration between Transforming Foundation Industries Network+, TransFIRe and Leeds University Business School, bringing together academics, industry speakers and government agencies and departments, to investigate how the Foundation Industries can effectively engage with policymakers and embed business models to enable successful transformation across sectors.

Discussions will cover the importance of government policy, supply chains, and business and operational models working collaboratively to meet net-zero emissions targets.

Please note that this event will take place both in person and online, though live streaming cannot facilitate all interactive elements.

Event Programme:

10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:20 Welcome and introductions by Professor Susan Bernal Lopez (School of Civil Engineering) and Professor Vera Trappmann
10:30 Introduction to TFI Network+ by Director Professor Ian Reaney
10:45 Keynote speaker - Dr Effrosyni Tzoura (Innovation Manager at Ferrovial)
11:15 Dr Ben Walsh (Deputy Director Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge at Innovate UK)
11:35 Dr Diana Casey (Director at Mineral Products Association Cement)
11:50 Coffee break
12:00 Panel discussion moderated by Professor Cameron Pleydell-Pearce
  Panel members - Lucy Smith (Materials Processing Institute), Dr Alice Owen, (School of Earth and Environment), Steven Yearley (University of Edinburgh and TransFIRe), Dr Zhaleh Najafi Tavani and Dr Zlatko Bodrožić
13:00 Networking lunch
13:45 Interactive workshop led by Professor William Sampson
15:00 Closing remarks and next steps
15:15 Event close

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Grace Carter (G.M.Bird@leeds.ac.uk) at Leeds University Business School.