IES Webinar: Entrepreneurship in the Environment with Joe Freemantle

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

This webinar series will explore the culture and attitudes around entrepreneurship in the environmental science sector. Over the coming months, we will hear from a range of successful entrepreneurs, who have pioneered innovated and grown businesses in the sector. Our speakers will share their experiences and discuss key challenges and opportunities they faced when establishing their businesses.

More broadly, the series will attempt to explore how prevalent the entrepreneurial spirit is within environmental science and will challenge the viewpoint that innovation only comes from engineers and product designers, not scientists. It will also explore the skills environmental scientists need to become successful entrepreneurs. 

Our next speaker

Joe Freemantle co-founded the ambitious start-up Green Phoenix waste solutions in 2015 with Thomas Kouroughli and Samuel Geddes. The company aims to tackle the 1 million tonnes of absorbent hygiene waste that ends up in landfill each year in the UK. Their idea was born out of a Climate-KIC summer school based at Imperial College London and they are currently developing the new technology with London Southbank University under their Access2Innovation scheme.

Joe studied an MSc in Green Biotechnology and Innovation Management at Aberystwyth University between 2015-16 where he further developed the Green Phoenix concept which was picked up by the BBC, which recognised the issues of this waste stream in the UK. 

During this webinar, Joe will provide an insight into the challenges faced when setting up Green Phoenix and his experience of being an environmental science entrepreneur. 

All our webinars are free for IES members.

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Who to contact

Rhianna Jarvis

Events & Training Lead

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