Scottish Environmental Technology Network holds ‘closing down sale’ networking event

TScottish Environmental Technology Network logohe Scottish Environmental Technology Network (SETN) – which will close down on 30 September as a result of funding cutbacks – is holding a final networking event in Glasgow on 25 September 2014.

SETN provided support to the Scottish environmental and clean technology sector through knowledge share, facilitating collaborations, provision of grants, laboratory expertise and internships.

SETN maintained a leading position in the ECT sector over 8 years, supporting entrepreneurs and established businesses in a vibrant community of over 250 SMEs. In the period Nov 2010-Jan 2014, the network supported the creation of 473 jobs and safeguarded a further 554. Member companies reported having created or significantly improved 240 products, processes or services with an associated increase in turnover of £38 million.

Explaining the withdrawal of funding, a Scot-Govt spokesman said: “The Scottish Government recognises the important contribution that SETN has made to innovation in the ECT sector since 2006 and those companies working hard to develop low carbon products, processes and services, supporting Scotland’s transition to a low carbon economy.

However, after careful consideration of recommendations made by a panel of public sector representatives from Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Government considered that there was not a strong enough case to justify further programme funding.”

 The ‘closing down sale’ netwroking event will be held from 4.30pm on 25 September at the Knowledge Exchange Hub at the James Weir Building, Strathclyde University, Montrose Street, Glasgow.

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