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Five Bristol & Bath Green Tech Innovators

Event overview

Green Tech South West are delighted to bring you an online meetup celebrating a selection of the region’s Green Tech innovators as part of the Bristol Technology Festival 2020.

On the line up we have:

Pure Planet

 “Introducing Pure Planet, our story and the technology that makes it all happen” with Katie Davies

Pure Planet is the UK’s only digital-first energy supplier, providing households with 100% renewable electricity and carbon offset gas. We’re passionate about making green energy affordable and engaging through our award winning app and WattBot, our 24/7 digital assistant.

You can read our short interview with Katie ahead of her talk.


“How micro funding climate solutions can secure a habitable planet” with Elliot Coad

Ecologi is a subscription service for individuals and businesses to lower their impact on the climate. Ecologi plant trees & fund the world’s best climate crisis solutions. In this talk, Elliot will introduce us to Ecologi and talk about the tech-side of their operations.


“Communities driving the car sharing revolution” with Andy Hibbert

Karshare are a new business in Bristol with an app enabling you to rent or share your car, earn money and support sustainability. This talk will outline all the tech required to provide a frictionless and easy solution with all the assurances and visibility the community needs to build trust together and a successful community solution. This includes telematics, facial recognition, background checks and the contactless keyless solution.

You can read our short interview with Andy ahead of his talk.

Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub

“Systematic Serendipity: cultivating a startup ecosystem” with Pete Keevil

The Hub, a programme run by Pete at the University of Bath, offers bespoke support to help companies in the West of England interested in developing low carbon or sustainable technologies. Pete will talk about this programme, his experiences at the SETsquared incubators in both Bristol and Bath and also more broadly about how we can encourage the startup and growth of new companies in the green tech / sustainable tech space.


“How tech (inc. GIS) helps Sustrans achieve our core aims” with Flora Tiley

Sustrans are engineers and educators, experts and advocates. They connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. They make the case for walking and cycling applying geographic information systems (GIS) approaches to their analysis and showing what can be done.

You can read our short interview with Flora ahead of her talk.

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Watch the event video

To make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, here’s the key timings in the video:

👋 08:50 – A welcome from your meet-up organisers, Ellen, Hannah and Mike with a brief overview of GTSW and what we’re about

📢 13:38 – Our famous 60 second intros – a chance for attendees to introduce themselves, ask for help and tell us about something the group might find interesting

💚 23:05 – Pure Planet – Katie Davies (Regulatory Lead)

💚 38:49 – Ecologi – Elliot Coad (CEO)

❓ 57:00 – Questions for Katie and Elliot

💚 01:07:40 – Karshare – Andy Hibbert (CEO)

💚 01:26:23 – Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub – Pete Keevil (Entrepreneur at University of Bath)

💚 01:43:53 – Sustrans – Flora Tiley (GIS Officer)

❓ 01:56:35 – Questions for Andy, Pete and Flora

🗓️ 02:06:11 – Round-up, other community notices and next event announcement

Resources and links

One of the perks of holding events online, and having such a wonderful and engaging community, is we share a huge amount of useful resources and information throughout the event. Here’s a summary of what we unearthed.

Katie’s slides

Browse Katie’s slides below:


Flora’s slides

Flora Tiley for Sustrans talking about sustrans aims of liveable, sustainable cities for everyone

Links and resources

Our slides with upcoming events