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AIMday Green Future 2022

June 14, 2022



AIMday is an innovative networking event that allows external organisations to set the agenda and gain academic perspective on real-world challenges.

Now is the time the world needs to go further and faster to tackle climate change. The UK Government has set an ambitious target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. Innovation will be crucial in achieving this target and tackling climate change from early-stage R&D to the deployment of technology at scale.  New knowledge, technologies, skilled people and multi and interdisciplinary partnerships are needed to keep the UK at the forefront of a new, green industrial revolution.

The vision of this AIMday is to allow participating companies and external organisations to access the knowledge, technology and expertise they need to deliver a fundamental change in how we tackle the global climate crisis; targeting the ‘final 20’ of greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions, realising a circular economy, protecting our nature; developing and deploying net-zero technologies; exploring solutions to increase productivity and keep business ahead of the curve through innovation.

Project pump-priming internal funding to facilitate new collaborations and outcomes from the day will be available post the event.  It will be competitive – ensuring a quality threshold and only available to researchers that participate in AIMday Green Future.

Selection criteria for successful projects will be around the collaboration to be developed and the potential to lead to a larger scale innovation project.

What is AIMday® and how does it work?

AIMday has one objective – to match companies and external organisations seeking new knowledge and solutions with academic expertise.

AIMday (Academic Industry Meeting day) is a successful, proven format based on workshops where challenges submitted by participating companies and external organisations around a central theme are discussed with academics from relevant university disciplines.

It is an innovative networking event that allows external organisations to set the agenda and gain academic perspective on real-world challenges.

Although the core of AIMday workshops is well-defined issues and questions, the goal of the academic researchers is not to provide a complete answer during the workshop. AIMday is about exchange and knowledge sharing AIMday comprises meetings that create value for researchers and external organisations alike.

Important dates

Questions submission (company registration): 30 May – 25 July 2022

Academic and researcher sign-up: 1 – 26 August 2022

Meeting Day: 14 September 2022

Contact us

For more information or for support to develop your AIMday question, please contact: [email protected]


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June 14, 2022
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Sheffield Hallam University
Howard St, Sheffield City Centre,
Sheffield, S1 1WB United Kingdom
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Sheffield Hallam University
0114 225 5555
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