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Learn how to successfully pitch and write about your research for The Conversation

When Nov 14, 2019
from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where Weston Room, David Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Cambridge
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Workshop is run by The Conversation’s Energy and Environment Editor, Will de Freitas.

This workshop is for researchers at all levels from PhD students to Professors, who are involved in any area of sustainability research – from biodiversity to building design - at the University of Cambridge.

The Conversation is an independent source of high quality news and views, written by the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. It aims to enable a better understanding of current affairs and complex issues, and is an excellent way for you to promote your research to a wide audience.


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Contacts: Jacqueline Garget, Office of External Affairs and Communications (

Hawa Sydique, University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (



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Creating a Planet Run by the Sun with Residential Solar Batteries

When Nov 14, 2019
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where David Attenborough Building, Room 2.49
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Part of C-EENRG seminar series

Speaker: Dr Audrey Lee, Vice President, Energy Services.

Title: Creating a Planet Run by the Sun with Residential Solar Batteries.

Everyone is welcome!

Sharing economy platforms allow us to maximize the utilization of assets and resources by connecting them with demand, from house sharing to car sharing The same opportunity to scale a sharing economy platform exists in energy with customer sited rooftop solar, batteries, and other distributed energy resources Sunrun is creating an ecosystem that connects customers and their clean energy assets to electricity grid services and grid value In this way, we can replace fossil fueled power plants and defer costly transmission and distribution investments, creating a planet run by the sun

Cambridge Zero - Town Hall Meeting

When Nov 20, 2019
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Storey's Field Centre Eddington Avenue Cambridge CB3 1AA
Contact Name Emily Shuckburgh
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Cambridge Zero (formerly Carbon Neutral Futures Initiative)

The University is in the process of setting up a new initiative (Cambridge Zero, to substantially enhance its activities in education, research and knowledge exchange related to delivering a global zero-carbon future. 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.

Emily Shuckburgh

Director, Cambridge Zero

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Mining for the green economy with environmental damage the case of rare earth mining in southern Jiangxi Province, China

When Nov 21, 2019
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Manatee Room, David Attenborough Building
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Speaker: Dr Colin Barnes, Research Fellow at CEENRG

Organised by the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy, and Natural Resource Governance (C EENRG)

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Smart imaging sandpit and seed funding

When Nov 26, 2019 09:00 AM to
Nov 27, 2019 05:00 PM
Where Cambridge
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Recent advances in low-cost computing hardware, sensor technology, and machine-learning tools have opened radical new opportunities for "Smart Imaging". These developments have the potential to improve lives in developing countries. Brainstorm and develop ideas in this field with experts and developers.


The Cambridge Global Challenges (CGC) SRISynthetic Biology in Cambridge IRC and CamBridgeSens SRN are inviting Cambridge researchers to apply to a Sandpit and Seed Funding Competition on 26-27th November for the the development of smart imaging-based approaches to challenges faced by communities in ODA-target countries.

Recent advances in low-cost computing hardware, sensor technology, and machine-learning tools have opened radical new opportunities for “Smart Imaging”. These disruptive technologies have the potential to transform health, environmental sustainability, food security, water and energy challenges faced in developing countries.
The aim of this two-day sandpit is to develop project ideas around smart imaging for applications in ODA-target countries. This event will be supported by experts in machine learning and vision, design and innovation from Cambridge, the Royal College of Art and the Institute of  Technology and Innovation in Botswana.

Open to students, researchers and academics from Cambridge University.

Please use this application form.


Application deadline 3rd November 2019
Please find further details about the programme here.

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The Circular Economy: More Than A Buzzword?

When Dec 05, 2019
from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Where Old Divinity School, St John's College Saint Johns Street Cambridge CB2 1TP
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Many of us want to contribute towards a greener society: we want to recycle more, use less plastic and toss less food into our bins. This push towards sustainability is increasingly linked to the concept of circular economy, a vision of a world in which we efficiently use, reuse and regenerate materials instead of throwing them away. But what exactly does circular economy really mean?

Join Prof. Khaled Soufani of the Circular Economy Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School as he delves into the concept of circular economy, what it means for you, and what the university is doing to turn it into reality. The lecture will be followed by an exhibition featuring interactive demos and information on research being conducted at Cambridge University to combat plastic waste and encourage circularity and sustainability.

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BPI Energy Masterclass

When Dec 09, 2019 09:00 AM to
Dec 10, 2019 05:00 PM
Where BPI, Madingley Rise
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The BPI Masterclass in Energy Supply and Demand is an intense 2 day course from leading industry and academic experts about the technical challenges involved in energy supply and demand — from renewables to oil and gas and from transport to industrial use.

All undergraduates and graduates in science and engineering are most welcome to apply to attend this 15th year of the masterclass, generously sponsored by BP plc and Schlumberger Ltd.

Lectures will be held at the BPI, Madingley Rise on 9-10 December, with a dinner in the evening of 10 December at St. John's College.

Please note: the Masterclass is highly over-subscribed each year. If you are unable to attend once your registration has been confirmed, then you must email If you do not cancel attendance at the dinner by Friday 6th December at the latest, you will be sent a bill for the full value.

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Harwell Clean Energy Conference

When Jan 23, 2020
from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Where Pickavance Lecture Theatre, RAL RAL Fermi Avenue Harwell OX11 0QX
Contact Name Emma Southwell-Sander
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You are invited to join industry leaders from the UK’s Energy sector at this One-day Clean Energy conference.

Conference Programme

10.00-10.30: Arrival and Registration

10.30-11.30: Speaker Session: Energy Landscape, Government Challenges and Commercial Opportunities

Introduction Emma Southwell- Sander

Speakers: Professor John Loughhead BEIS, Barbara Ghinelli Harwell Campus, Umerah Akram London Stock Exchange, Siobhan Clarke BP, SSE

11.30-11.45: Coffee Break and Networking

11.45-12.30: Panel Discussion with Q&A: How Cross Sector and Multi-Sector Collaboration Will Grow the UK’s Energy Capabilities. Chaired by Ian Ellerington; Faraday Institution. Beverly Gower Jones; BEIS Energy Fund, Alison Kennedy; Hartree Digital, STFC, Jack Nicholson Qdot

12:15-12:30: Closing Remarks (Showcase) Emma Southwell-Sander

12:30-13:30: Networking Lunch New Visitor Centre

13:30-15:00: Cluster Showcase: Collaboration Opportunities. EnergyTec Cluster, HealthTec, Space & Digital Cluster's crossover into Energy

Showcase; Ricardo, Siemens, Reaction Engines, KTN-Innovate, Diamond, Energy Catapult, Oxford Nanosystems, Enersys, Plasma App, UKERC, STFC B4I, Hartree AI, Qdot, Wood Group, i-EM, SiHealth, Oxford City Council, Spottit, Oxford GreenTech, Cambridge Clean Tech, Fuel Cell Systems, Set Squared, PlasmaApp, SSE, UKAEA, Archangel, Subtera, Royal Society of Cryogenics


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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.

Open to all. Full details at Bookings can be made at

This talk is part of the IET series.



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