Knowledge Transfer Manager – Smart Energy Systems, Innovate UK KTN
Louise Jones is lead for Grid and Distributed Energy generation at the KTN in which she covers electrical energy systems and renewables. Louise leads on the Energy Systems element of delivery of the KTN’s Innovation Exchange programme KTN-iX.
Louise works with innovative SMEs, large enterprises, Government departments and local authorities across a range of discipline areas and also has a regional focus in North Wales. Louise sits on the advisory board of The Centre for Photonics Expertise, a pan Wales project aimed at enhancing R&D in Photonics in Wales by working with companies on commercial challenges. Louise also sits on the Industrial Advisory Group of the Solar Network Plus and was on board of the Solar Commission that created a Solar landscape for the UK.
Louise works with industry and academia to help drive innovation across the clean growth sector with a focus on energy and renewable energy. Louise can provide links to information, end users and other key players and networks across these sectors and beyond. Louise is based in Wales and has a good knowledge of innovations, companies and academia in Wales to suggest connections to foster collaborations.
As well as working with colleagues on the KTN Innovation Exchange (KTN-iX) programme, Louise was heavily involved in the UK National Strategies for Solar, Lasers and Additive Manufacturing and is aware of the supply chain and key focus of these areas in the UK.
panel discussion: 10:25 – 11:10
Connecting the Dots Across the Clean Energy Sector
This panel will bring together key players from across the investment ecosystem to explore the challenges and opportunities arising out the current energy crisis, as well as the vital role early-stage investors, entrepreneurs, and government hold in driving innovation. From the UK’s leading energy clusters and new emerging research, to what can be done at policy level to support investment in clean energy – this panel will connect the ecosystem dots from industry through investment.