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Conference: Bringing new voices into the energy (policy) debate

When Aug 28, 2019 09:00 AM to
Aug 30, 2019 05:00 PM
Where Annual Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) conference, in London, on 28-30 August 2019.
Contact Name Dr Rosie Robison
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Theme: What place for alternative conceptualisations of ‘society’ and for ‘less established experts’ in energy policy ‘solutions’?

Energy Geographies Research Group sponsored session at the annual Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) conference.

Session convenors: Dr Melanie Rohse (, Dr Chris Foulds (, Dr Rosie Robison ( Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

Co-hosts: Energy-PIECES (UKERC funded) and Energy-SHIFTS (Horizon 2020 funded)

This session aims to showcase and discuss the value of new voices to energy geography debates as well as energy policy and governance agendas. We are interested in exploring the potential and realised contributions of non-mainstream energy-related Social Sciences and Humanities (energy-SSH) research in responding to energy societal challenges.

This first session of a double session will be a paper session, for which we seek presentations that investigate the contributions that energy-SSH can make to policy challenges. 

Papers should be submitted to Rosie Robison ( and Chris Foulds ( no later than 12 midday on Wed 6 February 2019.

The second session following this will be a panel discussion with early-career researchers who have been seconded to energy policy organisations (e.g. BEIS; Energy Cities; Energy Saving Trust), as part of the Energy-PIECES project. The panellists’ will reflect on what it means for alternative SSH voices (e.g. non-economics) and less ‘established’ voices to contribute to the energy (policy) debate, with a particular focus on recommendations and implications.


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CAM-IES Early Career Workshop

When Sep 03, 2019
from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where David Sizer Lecture Theatre, Bancroft Building, Mile End Road, Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom
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More information and abstract submission details at:

Thie event is free - register for free using the Eventbrite link below:

MORNING SESSION: call for PhD/postdoc speakers

Are you a PhD, postdoc or advanced fellow in energy materials? Are you a developer or an early user of a novel characterisation technique? Submit an abstract to the CAM-IES Early Career Workshop for a talk or poster! This is your opportunity to showcase your characterisation techniques to others in the materials for energy community. If you are working on materials for solar cells, batteries, electrodes, membranes, and other energy applications, and want to know about characterisation tools that can help your work, then this workshop is for you!

The morning session of this workshop is an opportunity for PhD students and Postdocs to give short talks and posters on novel characterisation techniques that they use in their research. If you think that your characterisation tool would be of interest to the broader energy materials community, please submit an abstract to promote your technique! Abstract templates and instructions are in the link below; the abstract deadline is 9 am, Monday 15 July 2019.

AFTERNOON SESSION: Career development talks

The afternoon session is presented by researchers who talk about how they got their research positions, and how to promote or commercialise your research. If you are thinking of applying for an advanced fellowship or lectureship, or think that you could commercialise your research ideas, register to attend to hear the career journeys of researchers just like you.

  • Dr Tom McDonald, UCL – How I got my advanced fellowship
  • Dr Tracey Clarke, UCL – How I got my lectureship
  • Dr Jess Wade, Imperial College London – how to use social media to promote your energy research
  • Dr Lata Sahonta, University of Cambridge - how I formed a start-up company using my research


CAM-IES has networking funding available for early career collaborators in energy materials to engage with CAM-IES. Collaborators may visit labs, hold synergistic research meetings, and apply for funding for access to equipment from the Henry Royce Institute for key collaborative projects. More information on these opportunities through CAM-IES will be available on the day.

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Energy and Renewable Technologies – Opportunities & Challenges

When Sep 17, 2019
from 09:45 AM to 05:30 PM
Where The Bradfield Centre, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0GA
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Energy and Renewable Technologies – Opportunities & Challenges

17 September 2019, 9:45h – 17:30h | The Bradfield Centre, Science Park, Milton Rd, Cambridge CB4 0GA

Join us for the first of a series of events to explore the global supply and demand for innovation in energy & renewable technologies as well as to showcase Cambridge’s expertise in the research, development and commercialisation of energy & renewable technologies.

The Cambridge Science Park is exploring the feasibility of establishing an Energy & Renewal Technologies Centre on the Park. The aim is to co-locate companies developing related technologies under one roof where they can share facilities, knowledge and best practice. Evidence is being gathered to support the case for this facility on the Park.

Speakers include:

Martin Garratt, Conference Chairman and CEO, Cambridge Cleantech

Prof. John French, Executive Director - University of Cambridge, Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Prof. Clare Grey, Department of Chemistry - University of Cambridge

John Gourd, Director, Johnson Matthey

Dr. Sai Shivareddy, Talga Battery Programme Director

Prof. Manish Chhowalla, University of Cambridge

Hamish Watson, CEO Polysolar

Victor Christou, CEO, Cambridge Investment Capital


You can download the agenda here.


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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
Contact Name
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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.

Draft Agenda

13.00 Registration

13.30 Chemistry meets AI/ML (Welcome Address, speaker TBC)

13:45 Using Molecular Initiating Events for Toxicity Screening; Jonathan Goodman (collaboration with Unilever)

14:00 Machine Learning Landscapes for Neural Networks in Healthcare;Ritankar Das, Founder, Dascena (TBC)

14:15 Deep Learning for Gene Therapy; Lucy Colwell, (collaboration with Google Research)

14:30 Artificial Intelligence-Driven Drug Discovery; Grant Wishart, Head of CADD, Charles Rivers Laboratories (collaboration with Atomwise)

14:45 Centres of Doctoral Training - AI for the Study of Environmental Risks; Alex Archibald, SynTech (Automated Chemical Synthesis Enabled by Digital Molecular Technologies); Matt Gaunt

15:00 Refreshments

15:30 PhD / Postdoc projects with industry

16.30 Industry Keynote (title TBC); Ian Churcher, SVP Drug Discovery, BenevolentAI

17:00 Networking Poster Session

18.30 Close


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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