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Creating an Environmental Legacy

At R&D Management Conference 2020 we look forward to welcoming academic and industry leaders in innovation from around the world to the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. However, we also recognise that an international conference inevitably has an impact on the environment and we are working hard to mitigate this. We warmly invite conference delegates to join us in creating an environmental legacy for R&D Management 2020.


Sustainability at Strathclyde 

The University of Strathclyde has been at the forefront of environmental sustainability for more than one hundred and fifty years. Through research and innovation, the university aims to be thought leaders and creators of 21st Century environmental solutions and achieving net zero emissions and a net zero campus. Hosting R&D Management Conference 2020 at the University of Strathclyde allows us to embed environmentalism throughout the conference, from the fair-trade, locally sourced catering to the state-of-the art, resource efficient conference venue in our new Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC). Constructed with resource efficient construction materials, TIC uses Solar PV to save 48 tonnes of CO2 per annum, daylighting control, heating and cooling energy zoning and an efficient and innovative district heating scheme. Guests are welcome to enjoy our on-campus Green spaces including the University's community garden and Rottenrow Gardens. 

We encourage all visitors and staff to make the most of the excellent public transport available. Alternatively we offer bike racks and storage which were awarded 'Cycle Friendly Status' with Distinction by Cycling Scotland or Electric Vehicle Hire. 


Sustainable Glasgow

Our efforts align with the wider city, with Glasgow aiming to be one of Europe’s most sustainable cities by 2020 and the first net-zero rated city in the UK.  As a conference destination, Glasgow was ranked 4th in the 2017 Global Destination Sustainability Index, and the city and partners are working hard to show how People Make Glasgow Greener.  Glasgow has also been selected as the host city for the United Nations’  26th Conference of the Parties Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in 2020. 

Let's go Green Together!


We are delighted to offer conference delegates the opportunity to off-set their travel to and participation in the conference by donating a tree to be planted in central Scotland. Partnering with Trees 4 Scotland, an independent Scottish brand committed to planting native permanent woodlands, we hope to support the development of ‘Auld Mill Wood’, a new site creating “an ideal addition to an incredible wildlife habitat in Scotland” (Angus Crabbie, Trees4Scotland).

All conference delegates are invited to lay down their own Scottish roots, commemorated with a certificate of authenticity, at the point of registration for an additional £10.

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