Find out how to get involved in interdisciplinary energy research at a special event

Posted by ac652 at Jul 04, 2016 09:25 AM |
Academics and researchers are invited to explore the potential for interdisciplinary research projects.

Thursday 7 July 2016 update: Please note this event has been postponed until September 2016.

Join our Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) community building event to find out more about this £180 million collaborative project and how your research could help tackle some of the biggest energy challenges facing the UK.

This event was due to take place on Wednesday 13 July, but has been postponed until September (date to be confirmed). The event will be open to all members of the University – we welcome academics and researchers from all departments to explore interdisciplinary research projects. Please register here.

The University of Leicester is a founding partner of ERA, which is a partnership between the universities of Aston, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Warwick, and the British Geological Survey. It is a cross-disciplinary hub that brings the region’s combined research expertise together with industry to deliver a step change in energy innovation. The project has received £60 million of government capital funding, matched by £120 million from industrial partners.

The partnership aims to foster research and develop new technologies to shape the UK’s energy landscape over the next 40 years through the themes of geo-energy (G-ERA), integrated energy (I-ERA) and thermal energy systems (T-ERA) by:

  • Making better use of primary resources
  • Creating smarter energy systems
  • Reducing our dependence on imported energy
  • Enhancing energy security
  • Helping to achieve the UK’s carbon reduction targets

Discussions around ERA phase 2 have started, and this event is aimed at discussing all energy related research interests. This event is about information and discussion.

For any questions, please contact Dr Maggy Heintz,

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