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Towards net-zero: Exploring the current state of low carbon supply chains in the Midlands,

23rd March, 2021 - 13:00 - 14:30

The purpose of the workshop is to develop a holistic overview of the low carbon sector in the Midlands and identify potential interventions for building supply chain resilience to accelerate the efforts towards net-zero.

Technological innovation enabling greater autonomy and connectivity coupled with the UK’s ‘net zero’ vision urge businesses to rethink how their supply chains (SCs) can enable greater sustainability, productivity and prosperity. The need for change is increasingly evident and the recent disruptions triggered by the COVID 19 pandemic and Brexit – which pose both challenges and opportunities for the Midlands region – ask for an urgent re-evaluation of current practices.

To support this vision, the WMG Supply Chain Research Group (SCRG), University of Warwick has partnered with Midlands Engine to identify potential interventions for increasing resilience of regional SCs. This workshop is designed to stimulate creative thinking and co-development of ideas around the following themes:

  • What value does low carbon sector create for regional development?
  • What are key SC challenges for low carbon technology manufacturers (e.g. COVID 19 & Brexit)?
  • What strategies/practices can be adopted to secure the position of low carbon manufacturing supply base in the region?
  • What other support mechanisms can accelerate the growth of the sector?


TUESDAY 23rd MARCH 13:00-14:30 

13:00 – 13.10 Welcome, project briefing and objectives

13:10 – 13.40 Breakout session 1: Current state of low carbon

13:40 – 13.45 Break

13:45 – 14:15 Breakout session 2: Looking into the future 

14:15 – 14.25 Close and conclusions


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