Rushlight Transport Briefing

Thursday 25 January 2018

The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

Lead Sponsors
Innovation Showcase




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UK Energy Breakfast Seminar


Resourceful Conference



Sustainable Solutions Market Panel


The Rushlight Show incorporates:

  • an Exhibition of innovative clean technology solutions, including the Innovate UK Energy Catalyst Round 4 Showcase
  • Cleantech Conference, incorporating the Cleantech Innovation Showcase
  • Sustainable Solutions Market Panel
  • Resourceful Conference, in association with LCRN and the Circular Economy Club
  • UK Energy Breakfast & Seminar

The Directory of Projects for the Innovate UK Energy Catalyst – Round 1 can be found HERE

The Directory of Projects for the Innovate UK Energy Catalyst – Round 2 can be found HERE

The Directory of Projects for the Innovate UK Energy Catalyst – Round 3 can be found HERE

The Directory of Projects for the Innovate UK Energy Catalyst – Round 4 can be found HERE


There were a number of articles written about the event.  The following, for example, appeared in Ethical Performance at—exporting-britain-sustainably-at-rushlight-show


The agenda for the day is as follows:

8.00 to 10.30 UK Energy Breakfast & Seminar
9.00 to 11.45 Exhibition
10.30 to 12.45 Cleantech Conference, Sustainable Solutions Market Panel and Resourceful Conference
12.45 to 14.15 Lunch, Exhibition, Investor Walkabout and Networking
14.15 to 17.00 Cleantech Conference and Resourceful Conference
17.00 Show ends and registration for the Rushlight Awards Party begins


This event is for:

  • organisations that are developing and deploying clean innovations and technologies
  • sustainability practitioners, heads of procurement, business owners and others looking to adopt clean technologies and manage their organisation’s environmental footprint proactively
  • investors and financiers in clean technologies, renewables energy and resource projects and companies
  • firms advising cleantech developers and deployers
  • social entrepreneurs and local community project participants
  • local authorities and government departments
  • analysts, media and other participants of the sector


This is what delegates thought of the 2018 event:

Thank you for a stimulating event last Thursday – David Gee, Boundary Capital

Thank you for a wonderfully organised event, I certainly enjoyed the speeches as well as the networking opportunities – Evangelos Malliaras, Engineering Project Manager, Dearman

Thanks again for a great event, we met quite a few interesting folks had some good conversations! – Emily Moder, COO, SteamaCo

Thanks for organising the fantastic Rushlight Show. I made lots of connections and have been busy sending emails to them all this morning, it was a great event for networking – Sean T. Barlow, Project Engineer – Nuclear & Defence Sector, DavyMarkham Limited

Thanks for organising all of this and thanks for putting on such a good event last week – Dr Henry T Bookey, Theme Leader – Energy and Guided Wave Optics, Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics

The event was great for me. The presentations in the beginning gave a very informative overview of the funding trends in energy research in the UK, which are particularly interesting to me – Xi Jiang, Queen Mary University of London

I want to congratulate you on your organisation of such a fantastic day. I’m not quite sure how you and your team pull it off as there is clearly a heck of a lot to do, but the show was thoroughly enjoyable, educational and motivational – Paul Barker, Eurotec Environmental Limited

I was very impressed by the quality of businesses looking for investment and had some very interesting conversations in the exhibition – Jim Totty, Sustainable Technology Investors Ltd

Congratulations on another successful show. There were some very interesting companies at the event – Peter Higgins, Rapid Innovation Group

Thank you for having us in the Rushlight Show. I really enjoyed the event and speaking to people from different companies working on different products. I thought that the event was planned nicely, and had the option to choose between different venues addressing various topics. Thanks for your help and looking forward to the June event – Omar Ramadan, University of Nottingham

Good event , was surprised with the number of visitors , some interesting leads which I can follow through.  I’m hoping by next event I will have a ground breaking new product to launch and would seriously consider using this event to launch it – Mohamed Hanslod,  CEO,  Bri-Tek Technologies –

Yes we had a good day, lots of interesting contacts and conversations and always useful to catch up with the movers and shakers from IUK, BEIS etc. – Tom Harrison, Oaktec

Congrats on a successful event!  I should add that I’ve had three investors approach as a result of the presentation – a pretty decent hit rate for this crowd – so I wanted to say thanks again for the opportunity to pitch on the main stage. Really appreciate the professional management and support! – Sean Peters, CEO, DryGro

Delighted to be there. Great fun and make sure you keep doing it!! – Alex Gilbert, Amber Infrastructure

Thoroughly enjoyed the event, thank you for organising such an excellent show! – Emma Haskett, Commercial Director, Bennamann

Thank you for putting it together – it was a great event – Gavin Taylor, Energy Dept, Mitsui

Thanks for organising a very stimulating day.  I was exhausted but made some great contacts – Neil Kermode, Managing Director, The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Limited

It was a pleasure and privilege – thank-you for the opportunity to share our story. You do a sterling job organising this event, truly a tour de force – beautifully styled, great people, inspiring and energising – Nikki DiGiovanni, CEO, ReusefulUK

Thank you for everything last week too, we thoroughly enjoyed it and have made some good contacts.  The event was so busy, I hadn’t expected such a big footfall so that shows the great work you are doing – well done – Mark Buchanan, Founder & Technical Director, Extreme Low Energy –

I really enjoyed the Rushlight Show and presentations were very interesting – Prathipa Ragunathan, Innovation Analyst, EDF Energy R&D UK

Many thanks for organizing a thoroughly impressive show – Clive Tomlinson, Chartered Engineer, Swanbarton Limited

Just a brief line to congratulate you on a well organised and stimulating conference and award ceremony – Jan Pilkington-Miksa, CEO, Solar Water Plc