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UK ETV verification bodies join forces to help innovative technologies reach the market

The UK's Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) bodies are collaborating at the leading conference and exhibition for innovative energy and sustainability management in the UK.

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) will join BRE Global, WRc plc, and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) at Sustainability Live in Birmingham on 21-23 April 2015 with a mission to raise awareness of the EU-ETV scheme and build partnerships with future stakeholders.

As one of the European Commission's initiatives under the Eco-Innovation Action Plan, EU-ETV is a new verification programme to help innovative environmental technology companies enter the market quicker by independently verifying the specific performance claims of their new technology.

ETV can help small and medium-sized businesses:
· attract investment;
· increase market share; and
· differentiate from competitors.

Under ETV, the specific performance claim of a technology will be verified by a qualified, accredited third party (Verification Body).

The EU ETV scheme initially supports technologies from the following themes:
· energy technologies (including wind, wave and tidal energy);
· water treatment & monitoring technologies; and
· technologies related to materials, waste & resources.

The four UK Verification Bodies are co-hosting the 'Environmental Technology Verification Scheme' stand (H11) at Sustainability Live, located in the NEMEX Energy Management Exhibition hall. Representatives from each organisation will be present across the three days to speak to anyone interested in learning more about the ETV scheme.

For further information please email NPL

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