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Manchester Urban Institute

Energy Systems In Greater Manchester – Lunchtime Networking Events

3 January 2019

Could your research interests inform the decarbonisation of Greater Manchester? Join us for lunch and explore opportunities to collaborate with UoM colleagues and GMCA.

The decarbonisation of the energy system remains a national priority. While much progress has been made to decarbonise electricity, significant challenges still remain in heat and transport and UKRI are increasingly prioritising this area for investment. Decarbonising the energy system is not just an engineering challenge. The technical solutions to decarbonise arguably exist – influencing policy and removing the barriers to wide-scale adoption are more important.

We are fortunate to work in Greater Manchester where a recent announcement committed us to be carbon neutral by 2040. There is a huge opportunity for the University of Manchester to play its part in delivering this agenda and to use the whole region as a test case for research. On the 25th of January, a lunchtime event on campus will seek to identify links between the challenges of decarbonisation in Greater Manchester and the work being carried out at the university. Lunch will be provided.

Before that, we would also like to invite any early-mid career researchers who have interests in the agenda to a lunchtime networking event on the 14th of January at 12noon in Sackville Building. Lunch will be provided and we will ask you to give a 1-2 minute description of your work to the other colleagues who attend. We hope this will identify opportunities for new collaboration and develop ideas that can be discussed with GMCA on the 25th of January.

Internal networking
Mon 14th Jan in F37 Sackville Street Building

UoM & GMCA
Fri 25th Jan in Council Chamber, Sackville Street Building

If you would like to join us on Monday 14th or Friday 25th January, or for more details, please contact Jen Clayton

The decarbonisation of the energy system remains a national priority. While much progress has been made to decarbonise electricity, significant challenges still remain in heat and transport and UKRI are increasingly prioritising this area for investment. Decarbonising the energy system is not just an engineering challenge. The technical solutions to decarbonise arguably exist – influencing policy and removing the barriers to wide-scale adoption are more important.

We are fortunate to work in Greater Manchester where a recent announcement committed us to being carbon neutral by 2040. There is a huge opportunity for the University of Manchester to play its part in delivering this agenda and to use the whole region as a test case for research. On the 25th of January, a lunchtime event on campus will seek to identify links between the challenges of decarbonisation in Greater Manchester and the work being carried out at the university. Lunch will be provided.

Before that, we would also like to invite any early-mid career researchers who have interests in the agenda to a lunchtime networking event on the 14th of January at 12pm in Sackville BuildingLunch will be provided and we will ask you to give a 1-2 minute description of your work to the other colleagues who attend. We hope this will identify opportunities for new collaboration and develop ideas that can be discussed with GMCA on the 25th of January.

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