16th October – IM Breakfast Networking / Speaker Event

September 13, 2012

Innovation Martlesham, in association with IP Network, would like to invite you to another Breakfast Networking Event.

16th October 2012
08:00am – 09.30am
Ross Building Foyer, Adastral Park
With Guest Speakers:
Chris Tuppen  (Advancing Sustainability LLP & Honorary Professor at Keele University)
What are the big trends around sustainability and why would your customers be concerned about them? If you want to use sustainability to win business then it will mean understanding how sustainability affects your customers. Do your products / services represent a threat or an opportunity for your customer?  How could you help them solve their challenges?  The talk will be illustrated with relevant examples.
Justyna Spurtacz (Cranfield University) 
‘Innovate your business through sustainability’ Justyna will explore ways in which sustainable innovation can be applied to small and medium sized businesses to support business growth and development.
The presentation will cover:
  • What is sustainable innovation in a business context?
  • Benefits of sustainable innovation as a business strategy
  • Tools for sustainable innovation
  • Support available in the region
Please register by contacting and await confirmation that you have been successful
0800                 Registration and networking over refreshments
                         Welcome from David Ralph, The Chair of Innovation Martlesham
0815                 Guest Speaker, Chris Tuppen
0840                Guest Speaker, Justyna Spurtacz
0910                 Questions & Informal networking
0930                 Close
Chris Tuppen
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Chris Tuppen has been involved in sustainability for over twenty years. He runs Advancing Sustainability LLP, is Visiting Professor of Smart Technologies at University Campus Suffolk and is an Honorary Professor at Keele University. He was previously BT’s Chief Sustainability Officer.
Chris is experienced in developing sustainability strategy, reporting, metrics, target setting, climate change, risk assessment, governance, thought leadership, stakeholder dialogue, media support, public affairs interaction and international collaboration. He has a special interest in the application of smart technologies.
Over the years Chris has played an active part in a number of prominent bodies. He has served on the boards of CSR Europe and BSR (Business for Social Responsibility). He            co-chaired the Global Reporting Initiative’s G2 measurement working group and chaired the Global e- Sustainability Initiative and the European Telecommunication Network Operators Association’s environmental working group. He was initiator and co-editor of the report SMART 2020 – Enabling the Low Carbon Economy in the Information Age.
He is currently a member of the Executive Board of the Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability project, a member of the NHS Sustainable Development National Advisory Group, a member of the BBC Sustainability Advisory Group, a Director of the Aldersgate Group, and a member of the Green Economy Pathfinder Board of the New Anglia LEP.
In January 2008 he was named by a special Guardian newspaper panel of prominent environmental figures as one of the 50 people who could save the planet from climatic disaster.
Justyna Spurtacz
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Justyna is a Master in Design and Innovation for Sustainability at Cranfield University.
She has expertise in supporting SME start-ups through conducting market exploration research. Additionally, Justyna has worked on new product development projects and the implementation of social innovation activities in local communities.
Justyna is currently working on supporting the development and implementation of sustainable innovation strategies for small and medium sized businesses. She has considerable experience in sustainable service design and the facilitation of sustainable innovation implementation.

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