22nd March, 2019

Register here for our free Plymouth City Challenge - a free event on 22 March a free event on 22 March for businesses to collaborate and develop commercial solutions, for real issues that are facing our world today. 

Impact Lab Challenges are all about giving you the tools you need to develop successful commercial solutions to tackle important issues. We provide extensive support from our team of experts at the Impact Lab, as well as access to academic specialists and business support professionals.

This is the second in our series of themed Impact Lab Challenges, and is led by the University of Plymouth, in partnership with Plymouth City Council.


  •  Becoming a National Marine Park
  •  Plastic Pollution
  •  Energy Efficiency
  •  Electric Vehicles and Future Travel



09:30 – Arrival

10:00 – Welcome to the event, aspirations, aims and opportunities

10:20 – The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab (Professor Iain Stewart, Director of the University of Plymouth’s Sustainable Earth Institute)

10:30 – Outline of the day and what can the Impact Lab do for me? (Sarah Fear, University of Plymouth Impact Lab Project Manager)

10:45-12:00 – Short presentations on challenge themes presented by a University of Plymouth and Plymouth City Council lead:

  • 10:45 – Theme 1: Becoming a National Marine Park
  • 11:00 – Theme 2: Plastic Pollution
  • 11.15 – Break
  • 11.30 – Theme 3: Energy Efficiency
  • 11.45 – Theme 4: Electric Vehicles and Future Travel

12:00 – Networking

12:30 – Lunch

13:00-15:20 – Workshops to give you the chance to develop future ideas, and to discuss these with University specialists and City leads:

  • 13:00 – Workshop 1
  • 14:10 – Workshop 2

15:20 – Closing remarks and next steps

15:30 – Networking

16:00 – Close of event



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