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Carbon Neutral Futures Initiative meeting

When Sep 24, 2019
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Rayleigh and JJ Thomson seminar rooms, Maxwell Centre
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The University is in the process of setting up a new initiative to substantially enhance its activities in education, research and knowledge exchange related to delivering a global carbon neutral future: the Carbon Neutral Futures Initiative. It is recognised that various institutions of the University are active in relevant research including from scientific, economic, technological and policy perspectives, and in engagement with business, finance, industry, NGOs and policymakers. The initiative aims to build on these successful activities to create a more integrated offering with even greater global impact.

Dr Emily Shuckburgh,Director of the Carbon Neutral Futures Initiative, is holding a series of town hall meetings to provide members of the University with the opportunity to shape the direction of the Initiative at an early stage so as to optimise its effectiveness. The first of these meetings was held on 10 July. The meetings will consist of a brief overview of the current thinking concerning the structure of the Initiative and its initial focus followed by facilitated discussions.

The meeting is open only to University of Cambridge members, and who are involved in relevant research are welcome to participate. To register for the September meeting please use the following link:

Please note – attendance is limited by the size of the venue so please register early.

All enquirers should be emailed to Juliette Sharras ( 



Chemistry Networks 2019: Focus on AI and Machine Learning

When Sep 25, 2019
from 01:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
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The Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, invites you to attend its annual industry networking and showcase event:

Chemistry Networks 2019: Focus on AI and Machine Learning.

Chemistry Networks is an opportunity for scientists from academia and industry to discuss their latest research, discover overlapping interests and identify collaborative opportunities.

This year’s event will showcase some of the Department’s research expertise and existing collaborations with industry, with a special emphasis on AI, machine learning and computational chemistry. In addition to talks from academia, you will also hear from leaders in the field who are applying AI & machine-learning technologies to challenges within industry.

Beyond this theme, select presentations, from PhD students and postdocs and the networking poster session, will also give attendees a broader overview of the Department’s research capabilities.

Registration is free of charge, although booking is essential.

Industry delegates wishing to give an oral presentation or present a poster at the networking session are asked to indicate this in the registration form.

For further information about the event and ways to connect with the department please contact their Knowledge Transfer Facilitator; Dr Yolande Cordeaux (email:


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Next generation solutions for electrical grid monitoring

When May 21, 2020
from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Room LT0, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street
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Emerging social trends such as the widespread deployment of small-scale solar installations, the adoption of electric vehicles and changing patterns of power generation are putting immense pressure on the UKs electrical grid infrastructure. In order to invest efficiently and minimise consumer bills, the Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) are in a race to upgrade, maintain and replace infrastructure as our demand for energy grows.

Under an Innovate UK grant, 42 Technology opened discussions with 5 DNOs to discover why smart metering of the grid is not being widely adopted. This revealed that the major factors came down to the cost of meters and long disruptions in service during installation. To overcome these problems 42 Technology designed and tested a novel retrofittable low cost secondary substation monitor called ‘FuseOhm’. FuseOhm is a fraction of the cost and takes a fraction of the time to install compared to existing solutions. This presentation will look at how 42 Technology built their FuseOhm substation monitor and walks through the steps they are taking to make the smart grid a reality.

Richard Prudence is an Electronics Engineer and one of the technical leads on the FuseOhm Project. 42 Technology is a Cambridge based technical consultancy focused on solving complex engineering problems and developing next generation products.

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This talk is part of the IET series.



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