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Reduce Your Costs Through Resource Efficiency

18 September 2018

Resource efficiency is about deriving the most value from material and energy inputs by efficiently converting them into finished products or services, while minimising environmental impacts. 

Resource efficiency can result in savings to your organisation by reducing the amount of materials or energy that needs to be purchased, or reducing waste disposal costs by implementing reduce, reuse and recycle measures.

This workshop will explore practical, scalable and innovative opportunities for you to adopt reduce, reuse and recycle initiatives within your business.The session aims to enable businesses to identify new opportunities between delegates by addressing common challenges, sharing best practice and generating ideas for improved resource efficiency.  


Benefits of attending:

  • Improve your resource efficiency in consumption and production
  • Identify opportunities to adopt reduce, reuse and recycle measures
  • Improve your environmental performance by cutting costs
  • Learn about successfully implemented resource efficiency projects in SMEs
  • Network with aspiring SME’s and share best practice
  • Find out about the 1-2-1 support available to SME’s and potential funding for waste prevention equipment

Please Note- A Delegate list  will be generated on the day. if you do not wish your details on the Delegate list, please let us know in advance. The list includes Full Name and Company Name only.


Eligiblity: This event is open to SMEs in the Birmingham and Solihull LEP. The project aims to support all manufacturing sectors but particularly seeks to work with high energy users.

  • The company must employ less than 250 employees
  • Have an annual turnover of not exceeding €50 million and/or an annual balance sheet not exceeding €43million
  • Be based in Birmingham, Solihull, Wyre Forest; Bromsgrove; Redditch, East Staffordshire; Lichfield; Tamworth and/or Cannock Chase
  • Have received no more than €200,000 of de minimis State Aid in the past 3 years.


 1) Aston University Car Park 5 which is located off Holt Street, B7 4BH.     

2) The Faraday Wharf basement car park is located on Love Lane off Holt Street. B7 4BB.

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This workshop is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


Aston University is delivering a project which seeks to assist small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to reduce their energy use. The initiative is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).   

We offer free expert advice and grant support to develop holistic energy efficiency solutions that lead to higher productivity and overall business success. The Low Carbon SMEs project uses university academics to provide short and long term support to SMEs in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP area. 

Enquire today and receive valuable support, including:

  • A free diagnostic evaluating your sites’ energy use and process efficiencies
  • A grant of up to £12,250, the value of which SMEs will be required to match
  • One to one advice and innovation support from Aston University academics and industry specialists
  • Sector specific workshops


18 September 2018



Innovation Birmingham
6 Holt Street
B7 4BB

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