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Queen's to host Eco Innovation and Job Creation Business Breakfast

Queen’s Management School will host an Eco Innovation and Job Creation Business Breakfast on 8 November 2021 at Riddel Hall in collaboration with the Linen Quarter Business Improvement District (BID).

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The event forms part of the broader Linen Quarter Re[act] Festival and is aligned with the 26 UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which is taking place in Glasgow between 1 and 12 November 2021.

The event will open with a keynote speech from Will Ennett, Head of Sustainability at TalkTalk.

This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Kerry Curran, Acting Director Strategy and Policy at InterTrade; Kat Maguire, Lean Start-Up Programme Manager at Queen’s University; Elaine Smyth, Head of Innovation Community at Catalyst; and Laura Steele, Senior Lecturer & Director of Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability at Queen’s Management School.

The event will be chaired by Julie McCandless, Professor of Practice and Associate Director of Corporate Relationships at Queen’s Management School.

Professor Patrick McCole, Interim Head of Queen’s Management School, said: "The School has a longstanding commitment to developing partnerships across all sectors with the aim of advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As the UK hosts COP 26, it is an ideal time to engage in dialogue on the role eco innovation could play in helping to deliver a prosperous and sustainable future."

To reserve a place at the Eco Innovation and Job Creation Business Breakfast, please click here.

For further information on our work related to sustainability and climate change, please visit the Queen's Management School website or contact Dr Laura Steele at

This event is kindly supported by the Queen’s University Green Fund.