Sandyford Innovation Summit to Focus on the Drive to a Decarbonised Future

The 2022 Sandyford Innovation Summit will take place on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th September 2022, with this year’s event featuring some of the foremost leaders in the multi-mobility sector. Focused on the decarbonisation of business operations and processes, this free event has 20 cutting-edge speakers including a mix of innovators, industry specialists, thought leaders and DLRCC infrastructure experts, presenting and exploring the latest thinking, strategies and innovations for businesses.

The Sandyford Innovation Summit is a continuation of SBID’s Innovation Forum, which was held in previous years. Against a backdrop of a dominant global narrative focused on carbon targets and energy security, this event is carefully curated to assist Irish businesses plan for a leaner, greener future, while strategically placing their companies ahead of the decarbonisation curve.

The event will be broken into two separate, but related themes; Tuesday’s event will focus entirely on e-mobility and decarbonisation trends, with Wednesday spotlighting the role of technology in the decarbonisation agenda and the real and practical energy solutions available.

There will also be test drives on both days of the Innovation Summit featuring the best in sustainable transport options currently available and in the pipeline including Tesla, Polestar, Audi, Jaguar and a variety of E-bikes and scooters to name but a few.

The Summit will be officially opened by An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Cllr Mary Hanafin, and it will take place in the newly renovated Pavilion at Leopardstown Racecourse. This year, in addition to a live conference SBID has introduced an expo space for district suppliers in the multi-modality sector, who offer the very best in sustainable transport options. Access to the event will be fully complementary of the over-arching theme, where patrons will be encouraged to park at the event carpark located a kilometre from the venue, and avail of a range of green transport options, including e-scooters, e-bikes and a ‘Green Bus.’

District CEO Mr Ger Corbett said “We recognise that businesses demand a new way of thinking in order to stay apace the vast policy and legislative changes underway, which are designed to facilitate the decarbonisation agenda. As the representative body for Sandyford, we are acutely aware of how these impacts will be felt across business operations and we are consequently focused on delivering value-added strategic insights and advice to our members to best prepare them for these changes.”

“To that end, this year’s Innovation Summit sessions are loaded with important insights on how the businesses of the district can seamlessly transition to a more decarbonised future, how technology will enable it and the solutions available in the district to help members connect with the thriving innovation ecosystem in multi-mobility here.

“The continued demand for this event among the membership reflects its growing importance in the district’s annual calendar. We are delighted to be hosting this key event and since registration opened, demand for places has been so strong that we fully expect the Summit to be over-subscribed,” Ger Corbett concluded.

The event is held in partnership with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

You can register a place at the event for free by following this link.