Heat Pump Technology: Increasing expertise to meet increasing demand
1st July 2020
1st July 2020 | Online Event | Hosted by Exeter University
10.00 am – 11:30 pm BST
Kensa Contracting’s MD, Dr Matthew Trewhella, joins University professors and fellow industry experts to discuss developments and challenges in heat pump technologies, both current and future.
About this event:
As the UK works to meet its climate commitments the need to focus on renewable, clean, energy options has increased dramatically. Meeting this need will require new skills development and training options for businesses both locally and nationally.
The primary aim of this online event is to gather together key industry players to explore some of the challenges within the sector and to gauge the training requirements to support its future growth.
The event will feature three speakers, followed by a live Q&A session:
Kensa Contracting: Dr Matt Trewhella
will focus on developments in the sector and the range of projects Kensa are currently working on.
Geoscience: Robin Curtis
will talk about the challenges of designing of ground connections.
University of Exeter: Professor Richard Cochrane and Dr Justin Hinshelwood
will introduce plans for the development of a groundbreaking new course aimed at meeting the skills requirements of a sector expecting to experience fast growth.
As part of its involvement in the ESF-funded Innovation in Higher Level Skills project, the University of Exeter is working to develop a new business-oriented course focussing on the system design of heat pumps. The course will explore ways to evaluate different heat pump options and different approaches for ground or open loop connections to suit a range of applications.
The sessions will be followed by a discussion of the next steps for any businesses who are interested in finding out more about the Heat Pump Specification and System Design course, or who would like to be involved in shaping its content.
There is no cost to attend this event; it is fully funded by the European Social Fund through the Innovation in Higher Level Skills project. The project aims to improve business access to higher level skills courses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.