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Zero Carbon Cooperatives

5th July 2022 - Mid Ulster Zero Carbon Cooperatives breakfast briefing – Cookstown – details tbc

July – Causeway Coast and Glens - Zero Carbon Cooperative feasibility breakfast launch – details tbc

July – Mid and East Antrim -- Zero Carbon Cooperative feasibility breakfast launch – details tbc

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Past Events

Closure Event

14:00 to 16:00 on Tuesday June 7th at Queen’s University, Belfast - Peter Froggat Centre OG/024 

You are cordially invited to the Bryden Centre closure event to help celebrate the successes and influence on policy the Centre has achieved within research, industry and government.   

Catering will be provided prior to the event from 1pm, with coffee to follow at 4pm.  


Click here to read about the event. 


ZCC - Encric

24th May

Launch of the first Zero Carbon Cooperative feasibility study at Encirc, Derrylin

ZCC - Enniskillen

22nd February

Zero Carbon Cooperatives- 0CCIDENT launch event – Enniskillen, Fermanagh



We will be attending Balmoral again this year hope to see you at the Queen's University Belfast stand 

Summer School 2020

From 17 – 22 May 2020, Bryden Centre @LYIT are looking forward to hosting all the Bryden PhD students for the 3rd Summer School which will be in Downings and Letterkenny. An interesting, challenging and informative programme has been planned, covering IP & Commercial Awareness, Leadership, Writing and Mock Interviews!

Engineering the Energy Transition Conference

Technological and Industrial Opportunities and Challenges

A Conference by the Bryden Centre

26 - 28 February 2020

Titanic Hotel, Belfast

Bryden Centre Students and Supervisors attended 14th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES)

1 - 6 October 2019, Dubrovnik

Bryden Summer School 2019

The Bryden Summer School 2019 was hosted by UHI in both Inverness and Oban!

19 - 27 June 2019


15 - 18 May 2019

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58th Annual Energy Institute Dinner

On 20 March 2019 the Northern Ireland Branch of the Energy Institute held its 58th Annual Dinner in the Europa Hotel, Belfast.


The Keynote Speaker was Professor Mark Gillan who is the head on innovation at Artemis Technologies and leads the Autonomous Sailing Vessel project.  Prof Gillan formerly was Head of Vehicle performance at Red Bull Racing, Head of Aerodynamics at Toyota F1, Chief Operations Engineer at Williams F1, Director of Advanced Technology at MTS Systems Corporation and CEO of Wavepower. 


The event was attended by Two Bryden PhD students, Heidi and Paul, along with Scientific and Commerical Advisory Board member, Sam McCloskey.

Bryden Summer School 2018

3 - 7 September 2018

The first Bryden Summer School was held at Queen's University Belfast 3rd - 7th September.

The students undertook the MicroMBA from the William J Clinton Leadership Institute at QUB for the first three days.  Within this the students learned about leadership and strategy! 

After this the students headed out on site visits including a visit to the marine research lab down in Portaferry

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Energy Ireland 2018

19 - 20 June 2018

On 19 and 20 June the Bryden Centre attended Energy Ireland at Croke Park, which was the first stadium in the world to achieve international standards ISO 14001 and ISO 20121 for Environmental Management and Sustainable Event Management. Additionally, Croke Park are reducing their plastic use and using biodegradable cups for hot beverages, while they also have a major focus on energy efficiency.

Over the two days renewable energy was a key topic with the talks to start the event focusing on Ireland's wind potential and the need to develop offshore wind

Bryden Research Symposium 2018

14 - 15 June 2018

On Thursday 14 June supervisors and PhD students of all the active Bryden Centre projects got together in Queen's University Belfast.  

The event started with a welcome from Sam McCloskey before Chris McCallum showed the various social media channels within the Bryden Centre.

After this the students began to present their initial research findings with each getting a chance to ask and answer questions.  After getting the presentations out of the way the students headed to an escape room.  Luckily all managed to escape and return for the next day of student council and group training.

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