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#ElephantOfTheMonth – November 2021

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Inveniam Group is made up of a diverse and multidisciplinary team that works together to bring breakthrough technologies to the market. Every month we will highlight one of our team members to get to know them and show who we are. For our second instalment we present, Nick Chapman.

Nick Chapman is a versatile, determined, and resourceful strategist with economic expertise. He is driven by innovation and technological improvements in the renewable energy sector.

MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems from the University of Edinburgh

MPhil in Smart Grids from the University of Manchester

What interested you about working with Inveniam Group?

The main pull to joining Inveniam was the chance to work in a dynamic, business-oriented, and people-centered company that values and specializes in sustainability. Before joining, I had spent the past 7 years working in research and engineering roles in the renewable energy sector and felt that it was time for a new challenge. For me, Inveniam offered a chance to learn about the business end of the sector and collaborate with entrepreneurs, research institutions, and investors to bring tomorrow’s clean energy and circular economy technologies to the market. 

What do you do here at Inveniam Group?

I am a manager in Inveriam’s sustainability team, which comprises myself, Paolo de Carli, Emma Pipó Ollé, and led by partners Eric Suñol, Javier Alonso, and Alex Fuentes.  

In my role, I provide advice on both R+D+i public funding as well as strategic consulting to technology developers in the clean energy and circular economy space. I also deliver technology scouting services to major energy players to support their diversification and decarbonization strategies.  

What are your fields of interest?

I am interested in science and technology’s role in addressing the major social and environmental challenges of the 21st century. This has led me to specialize in the renewable energy sector, specifically smart grids and community energy. Over the last 2 years at Inveniam I have also invested a lot of time learning about renewable gases, such as biomethane and hydrogen, which has been a fascinating journey.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I do improv theatre classes during the week, and at the weekends I try to get to the countryside at least a couple of times a month. I also do a lot of cycling and normally spend my summer cycle touring around Europe.