A springboard to global growth
Andrew Cahn, UK Trade & Investment

Innovation: the business of shaping our world
David Golding, Technology Strategy Board

Going global
Jonathan Kestenbaum, NESTA

Diversity is good for innovation
Annette Williams, UKRC for Women in SET

Promoting physics supporting physicists
Institute of Physics

The cost-saving CEO
Taylor Wessing

The BIC network
UK Trade & Investment

Innovation inspires R&D tax relief



Addressing cross sectoral issues
Integrated Products Manufacturing KTN

Research Councils

Meeting the global challenge
Research Councils

The UK?s National Science and Innovation Campuses
Science & Technology Facilities Council

Aerospace & Defence

Enabling technology through innovative approaches
Aerospace & Defence KTN

Defence technologies for civilian applications
Ploughshare Innovations


Securing the future
Intellect Association for Biometrics


Supporting life sciences in the capital
London First

Tackling the threat of electronic crime
Cyber Security KTN


From invention to innovation
Electronics KTN

Grid Computing Now! KTN


A global fusion
UK Atomic Energy Authority

Design for a one planet economy
Giraffe Innovation

Managing carbon in the corporate and public sectors
Greenstone Carbon Management

Towards an energy efficient future
British Electrotechnical and Allied

Manufacturers Association (BEAMA) Home help
Energy Institute


Connecting people and technology
Health Technologies KTN

A centre of excellence for innovative translational research
University of Birmingham

Feeling your way to design success
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

University-industry collaborations
Imperial College London

Lost in translation
Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants

Location and Timing

Location and Timing KTN
Intelligent Transport Systems

Mapping the route to intelligent transport systems deployment
Innovits KTN

Drive down fleet costs and reduce carbon emissions?
Energy Saving Trust

DRIVENet and sustainable vehicle engineering
Oxford Brookes University


Breaking the mould
Manufacturing Technologies Association

University of Nottingham

An innovative history
Scott Bader

Innovation for tomorrow?s built environment
Modern Built Environment KTN


Innovations in materials deliver value for money
Materials KTN


Nanotechnology in the UK
Nano KTN

Linking technology push with market pull

Running the risks
European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance

Nanofabrication solutions
Kelvin Nanotechnology

Innovative science for global applications
Oxford Instruments

Leading positive change for global industry
The Centre for Process Innovation


Making light work for industry
Photonics KTN


Unlocking the potential of the UK?s sensing community
Sensors & Instruments KTN


Investing in the future
Invest Northern Ireland

Ulster innovation delivering business success
University of Ulster

Focus: Northern Ireland

Belfast ? a city of creativity and innovation
Belfast City Council

A natural centre for innovation
London Development Agency

England?s East Midlands ? an innovative region
East Midlands Development Agency

Making it in Leeds
The City of Leeds

Collaboration in wireless technologies
Wireless Centre of Industrial Collaboration

Industrial Collaboration at the University of Leeds
Engineering Design CIC

One North East

Focus: North West of England

Connectivity, Catchment, Cost
St. Helens

Focus: South West of England

Be part of the equation
West of England Partnership

All change for Hastings
Innovation Centre Hastings

ITI Scotland


Raising the standards
UK Science Park Association

Special focus: collaboration
Edinburgh Science Triangle

Innovation: the key to economic growth
County Durham Development Company

Solutions across boundaries
Norwich Research Park

Partnership provides innovation success
Wolverhampton Science Park


The outsourcing advantage
Business Services Association

Fast start UK
Tenon Outsourcing

Inward investment trends

Divine intervention
British Business Angels Association

Know your rights
Intellectual Property Office

A perfect patent
Beresford & Co

Putting IP at the centre of business strategy
Cambridge Intellectual Property


Science lessons
GovNet Communications

Useful addresses


intelligent transport systems: ENERGY SAVING TRUST

Do you want to drive down your fleet
costs and reduce carbon emissions?

Running a clean, environmentally friendly fleet offers your business many benefits. It can reduce transport costs, cut vehicle emissions and improve corporate social reputation. The Energy Saving Trust can help you achieve this with free, impartial fleet advice tailored to your organisation?s needs

Over the last few months fuel prices have risen to the top of the news agenda with editorials and news features highlighting the impact of the problem across local, national and international media.

The Petrol Retailers? Association reports that the average unleaded petrol price is 118p per litre, up from 97p a year ago. And it has been reported that the cost of diesel rose to more than 138p per litre in some regions of the UK. In this climate, business car costs are rising fast and no one is predicting future reductions, so the real challenge is how to control and manage operating costs.

The good news is that the Energy Saving Trust offers free fleet advice to help businesses identify existing policies and practices that can be put in place to help reduce costs ? with the added bonus of cutting carbon emissions, and also improving duty of care and health and safety. With funding from the Department for Transport, the Energy Saving Trust provides a free one-stopshop to help organisations, irrespective of fleet size, to implement environmentally-friendly vehicle strategies.

For sub-50 vehicle fleets, free telephone advice is available and organisations can register to receive our monthly e-mail newsletter to keep themselves at the cutting edge on ?greener? fleet management topics. Organisations with 50+ vehicles under 3.5 tonnes can benefit from a free Green Fleet Review. Undertaken by EST fleet consultants, it provides organisations with an action plan to cut their transport carbon footprint and simultaneously save money.

Since 2001, hundreds of businesses have benefited from these services ? and many have reported impressive fuel savings. Following a Green Fleet Review, James McNaughton Group, a Kent based paper supplier reduced mileage by 107,000 miles. Implementing driver training, installing video conference facilities, capturing data to allow ongoing analysis of fuel usage and ensuring company car drivers choose vehicles capable of at least 37 mpg contributed to the overall annual fuel savings of £86,000. At North Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust Jug Johal, Transport Services Manager, is in the process of reducing annual mileage claims of £750,000 by £350,000 over three years by implementing his Green Fleet Review recommendations.

Over 1,200 staff were using their own vehicles while on duty, so the priority was to find more cost effective ways for staff to get around. Now shuttle buses have been introduced to transport staff between hospitals, public transport is used when travelling to conferences and events, and smaller, greener pool cars have been introduced. But making your fleet leaner and green doesn?t necessarily require big changes. Altering the way we drive is fundamental to keeping costs down.

Ensuring drivers implement smarter driving practices, avoiding harsh braking and acceleration, avoiding excessive speed, checking tyre pressures will guarantee better mpg and reduced emissions regardless of the number and size of vehicles on fleet. Organisations should also look at how mileage can be reduced by using public transport or introducing policies to support meetings via telephone and videoconferencing.

To find out more about the Energy Saving Trust?s free fleet advice services contact 0845 602 1425 or go to:

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