net zero 2024

10th December 2024


Explore leading UK experts and innovators within the NHS, focused on developing sustainable technologies to reduce waste and carbon emissions in healthcare. The Net Zero Tech Show is essential for those dedicated to improving the sustainability of healthcare practices in the UK. This event will showcase advanced technologies aimed at expediting the implementation of greener solutions, supporting the NHS in reaching its emission reduction objectives.



Session Title and Description

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome from our Chairperson

DR. Jonny Groome, MBBS
Associate Medical Lead for Sustainable Healthcare at Nuffield Health Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist
10:10 - 11:00 Health-Centred Energy Transition

Join us as we explore the vital transition to clean energy within the healthcare sector. Learn about initiatives aimed at minimizing environmental impact and improving public health through the adoption of renewable energy sources, enhancing energy efficiency in healthcare facilities, and reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

11:00 - 12:15

Climate-Smart Healthcare Infrastructure

Discover how to build sustainable and resilient healthcare infrastructure aligned with net zero emissions goals. Explore strategies for designing and constructing zero-emission healthcare facilities, implementing green building practices, and integrating renewable energy technologies into healthcare infrastructure.

12:15 - 13:00

Sustainable Procurement and Resource Management

Explore the importance of sustainable procurement practices and efficient resource management in healthcare. Learn about strategies for sourcing environmentally-friendly medical supplies, reducing waste generation, and promoting circular economy principles in healthcare settings.

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch and networking

14:30 - 15:15

Startup Showcase

GIANT is proud to showcase an impressive selection of Europe’s leading, award winning health-tech innovation start-ups. Continuing our 10-year track record as the leading “magnet for innovation”, according to the BBC, here’s an important selection of superb businesses demonstrating valuable innovations in healthcare - innovations that support GIANT’s mission “To improve the health and well-being of people around the world, by facilitating the acceleration and adoption of tech innovation”

15:15 - 16:00

Financial Strategies for Sustainable Healthcare

Discover financial strategies and investment opportunities for transitioning towards sustainable and net zero healthcare. Learn about securing funding for renewable energy projects in healthcare facilities, divesting from fossil fuel investments, and leveraging financial mechanisms to support climate-resilient healthcare infrastructure.

16:00 - 17:00

Research and Innovation for Climate-Responsible Healthcare

Explore the role of research and innovation in driving climate-responsible practices within the healthcare sector. Learn about cutting-edge research on the health impacts of climate change, innovative technologies for reducing healthcare emissions, and collaborative efforts to advance climate-resilient healthcare practices.
Meet our 2023 speakers

Giant Health Speaker

Piyush Mahapatra

Chief Innovation Officer at OpenMedical

Consultant trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

Giant Health Speaker

Nadia Audhali

Paediatric Emergency Registrar

Co-chair of Green At Barts Health

Giant Health Speaker

Dr Jonny Groome

Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist

Associate Medical Lead for Sustainable Healthcare at Nuffield Health

Giant Health Speaker

Sarah Ouanhnon

Head of NetZero Delivery and Partnerships

Giant Health Speaker

Heidi Barnard

Head of Sustainability at NHS Supply Chain

Giant Health Speaker

Pete Waddingham

National NetZero lead for the AHSN Network

Giant Health Speaker

Luke O'Shea

Director Of Innovation at UCLH NHS Foundation Trust

Giant Health Speaker

Paul Chandler

Deputy Director, Net Zero Travel & Transport at NHS England


This is one of the UK’s leading conferences showcasing the innovative technology being developed to make healthcare more sustainable. Highlighting the potential of technologies to fast-track solutions to eradicate key polluters within the industry is a key ambition to help reduce the carbon emissions and waste of the healthcare system and meet the goals laid out by the government to reach net zero.

In the UK, green technology is a rapidly growing sector within healthcare. Climate change poses a major threat to our health as well as our planet. The environment is changing, that change is accelerating, and this has direct and immediate consequences for our patients, the public and the NHS. Tackling climate change through reducing harmful carbon emissions will improve health and save lives. Here in the UK, air pollution is the single greatest environmental threat to human health, accounting for 1 in 20 deaths. In response to the health threat posed by climate change, the NHS became the world’s first health service to commit to a target of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. Technology plays a key role in fast-tracking the improvement of whole populations’ health outcomes. This show will champion and educate attendees on the technological innovation in health, inspiring more creation and advances in the field.

Who is this conference for?

The Net Zero Health Conference is for all healthcare workers in the UK, innovators and forward-thinking health leaders - this includes not only the health care sector, but also science, technology, and academia; everyone who is passionately committed to improving the environmental impact of health care and promoting sustainable running of the public and private health sectors.

If you are involved or interested in Net Zero health care provision and tech innovation, this show is for you.

Why attend?

This is the UK’s leading MUST ATTEND event for everyone involved in innovation and providing health care services that advocate for and promote sustainability and green technologies in the field.

The impact climate change is having in the health care sector is becoming increasingly evident. With these changes accelerating over recent years, it is clear action is of high urgency and importance. Learn how each health and care professional can help the NHS achieve its net zero target by 2040 whilst also improving the quality of patient care.

  • Network with high-profile individuals in Health Tech
  • Engage with the health technology community
  • Share knowledge with experts in the field
  • Learn about the pertinent issues surrounding challenges to achieving sustainable health care and how new innovations can help solve them
  • Meet potential customers and buyers

Types of companies this show is for:
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The Net Zero Conference is for any companies involved in promoting sustainable health care technologies, with the common goal of achieving Net Zero, in the areas of:

  • Production and waste management
  • Low resource alternatives to existing therapy
  • Energy
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Transport
  • Supply chain
  • PPE