Companies in Corby invited to come clean at new technology hub

Co-founder of Electric Corby Nick Bolton
Co-founder of Electric Corby Nick Bolton

Businesses in Corby are invited to find out more about clean technology and energy at the launch of the town’s CleanTech Programme.

It is being held on Wednesday, June 25, from 9.30am until 2pm, at Corby Enterprise Centre at Priors Hall Park.

Open to all businesses already operating in the sector and those keen to find out how clean technology could benefit them, the launch of the programme has been made possible with backing from the European Regional Development Fund,

The event is free and will feature speakers from Siemens, the University of Northampton, Rolton, Growing Corby and Newform Energy.

The brainchild of Electric Corby, the CleanTech Programme aims to build an eco-sustainable future to benefit both businesses and the community.

Housed in Corby Enterprise Centre, the hub will be used by businesses, researchers and organisations to collaborate and network and will also host monthly events, seminars and masterclasses for Corby companies to showcase the benefits of clean technology.

Nick Bolton, co-founder of Electric Corby, said: “The CleanTech hub will provide a physical focal point for Electric Corby and the work we are doing to contribute to achieving a more energy-efficient economy.

“Through regular events we hope to communicate to businesses the benefits of operating in the clean tech sector, or making their businesses more sustainable, and the significant positive impact this can have on their bottom line.”

At the launch, taking place during European Sustainable Energy Week, speakers will be addressing a range of topics including low carbon vehicle technology

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A representative from Growing Corby, a new business growth programme which launched in April, will be speaking at the event about supporting and financing clean tech innovation in Corby.

Anthony Richardson, marketing and communications manager for Growing Corby, said: “Growing Corby was set up to help businesses in Corby grow. There is significant growth potential in the town within the clean technology sector and we will be working closely with Electric Corby to help businesses get the support they need to achieve their full potential.”

Places at the launch are limited and people who would like to attend are asked to register at cleantech@electriccorby.co.uk or by telephoning 01536 560222.

To see the full conference agenda visit www.electriccorby.co.uk/cleantech.