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Welcome to the inaugural Africa Scotland Business Network ENERGY TECH EVENT SERIES powered by Scottish Development International, launching 8 July 2021. Renewable and low carbon energy is one of the focus industries of ASBN, alongside education and training, technology (in general), entrepreneurship and agriculture.

Energy technology is an enormous subject therefore we have categorised the conference into a five part series for your enjoyment and convenience. The events will take place each Thursday from 8th July at 12pm BST / 1pm SAST, with the final speed networking event on 5th August. Please see the event line up and topics below.

ASBN and Scottish Development will be showcasing the latest in Scottish technologies, introducing you to fantastic speakers from government, leading energy experts and investors in the Scottish and African private sector and of course, the tech innovators trailblazing with world class products. Key insights and trends in the energy technology sector and wider renewable energy industry will be presented in this interactive, exciting and engaging conference.

When: Jul 8, 2021 1PM SAST / 12PM BST
Topic: Energy Technology Event Series – Industry Insights and Leading Energy Technologies
We are honoured to open the inaugural event tech event series with none other than Dr Martin Valenti of Cop26 in Scotland and head of Energy at DTI Africa, Energy Division. The opening event will provide an insightful overview of leading energy technologies from Scotland and their application in African markets. We will introduce you to a range of top speakers in the industry from Scottish Government, private sector, leading tech inventors and African renewable experts. Join this interactive panel event with a view to network with our fantastic speakers and an international audience.

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When: Jul 15, 2021 1PM SAST / 12PM BST
Topic: Energy Technology Event Series – Energy Transition
Understanding the energy transition landscape is critical to developing a roadmap for a successful energy transition. Introduced by Scottish Government, you’ll learn about the incredible developments and projects as one of the world’s fastest countries transitioning to net zero. The panel includes international companies from Scotland and Africa who have adopted energy technology to advance their own transition to clean energy.

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When: Jul 22, 2021 1PM SAST / 12PM BST
Topic: Energy Technology Event Series – Education and Training in Energy
Scotland has world-class training facilities, expertise and tech resources in the energy education and training field. This webinar will unpack the enormous potential in the energy sector to upskill African workforces in an effort to meet energy demands as well as address the local skills shortage. We introduce you to companies training the African workforce both in person and via technologies such as VR and AI, including Africa Scotland Business Network members SAFER Training and Riott Digital. The panel will demonstrate how they’ve adopted technology in education and training methods as a way to ‘export’ Scotland’s competency in the field using real case studies.

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When: Jul 29, 2021 1PM SAST / 12PM BST
Topic: Energy Technology Event Series – Hydrogen
This virtual panel discussion highlights the next big topic in renewable energy – hydrogen, as a formidable solution to Africa’s energy issues. Hear from the experts and thought leaders on what hydrogen could mean for business and industry across Africa using models and technology created in Scotland as a basis. From hydrogen buses in Aberdeen to cars in Orkney, we’ve just scratched the surface of hydrogen’s incredible potential as a power source. Africa is a beacon of opportunity for hydrogen projects. We hear from experts on both sides of the equator to give you an acute insight into the industry, opportunity and who’s creating the latest projects and tech in the space.

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When: 5 August, 2021 1PM SAST / 12PM BST
Topic: Speed Networking and Opportunities
Facilitated networking session for guest speakers, panelists and audience of the previous Energy Tech events above.

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Date And Time

08-07-2021 - 13:00 to
05-08-2021 - 14:00


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