The showcase is an interactive event, with exhibition, panels, workshops and keynote sessions all taking place in person and all accessible to engage with through the virtual platform.
There are three ways you can get involved:
- physically in person, attending the sessions of interest and visiting the exhibition
- virtually: drop in and out of the session, engage with the diverse material available from photographic entries, posters, virtual booths and a wide virtual offering during the week. This material will remain available for a number of weeks after the event for you to revisit
- hybrid: attending some activities in person and others through the virtual platform.
This is a truly flexible way to engage with a wide and diverse community.
The event will be an opportunity to:
- bring researchers, industry leaders and policy makers together to reflect on and raise awareness of the EPSRC investments made in this space
- continue the conversations that took place at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26)
- highlight how our activities link to the sustainable development goals
- show our response to the outcomes of COP26 and how EPSRC-supported research and innovation can substantially contribute to net zero solutions.
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On-screen captions and an autogenerated transcript are available on YouTube.
Confirmed keynote speakers
- Day 1: Dr Chris Stark, Chief Executive, at the Committee on Climate Change
- Day 1: Professor Paul Monks, Chief Scientific Adviser of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
- Day 2: Professor Jim McDonald, the President of Royal Academy of Engineering
- Day 2: Isobel Sheldon, Chief Strategy Officer of Britishvolt and Jacqui Murray, Deputy Director Faraday Battery Challenge
- Day 3: Professor Dame Lynn Gladden, Executive Chair of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Highlight panel sessions
|University-city partnerships for driving climate resilience and environmental sustainability: Co-benefits across environment, society and economy?||Professor Jaime Toney, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Solutions and a Professor of Environmental and Climate Science, University of Glasgow|
|How do fundamental sciences deliver to net zero||Professor Tom Welton, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Professor of Sustainable Chemistry at Imperial College London|
|Key challenges on the path to net zero transport||Professor Greg Marsden, Professor of Transport Governance at the University of Leeds|
|Whole systems approaches to delivering a sustainable plastics future||Professor Mark Miodownik, Professor of Materials and Society at University College London|
|Key challenges in the transition to an integrated net zero energy system||Professor Stephen McArthur, Associate Principal and Executive Dean of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde|
|From ambition to action: Challenges and opportunities for a rapid urbanising world||Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Associate Principal (Global Sustainability) and Director of the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS) at Heriot-Watt University|
|Circular economy research, innovation and implementation||Professor Fiona Charnley, Co-Director of the Centre for the Circular Economy and Co-Director of the UKRI National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Hub within the University of Exeter Business School|
|Whole system approaches for net zero||Dr Kedar Pandya, Director, Cross-Council Programmes, EPSRC|
|How EPSRC-supported research and innovation can contribute to net zero solutions||Professor Deborah Greaves, Professor of Ocean Engineering and Head of the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at the University of Plymouth|
Four thematic areas
The week’s activities will be focussed around four thematic areas:
- towards net zero energy
- solutions for a greener industry and urbanisation
- our green future
- delivering zero emissions transport and mobility solutions.
Engineering net zero week will celebrate research being undertaken to achieve net zero ambitions.
Showcasing the research and innovation landmarks that have led to the new technologies and solutions to deliver a net zero world
Towards net zero energy
With energy demand predicted to continue to grow over the next decade, find out how engineering and physical sciences plays an important role in enabling this to happen in a sustainable, net zero way. From the science behind solar panels to the LED lightbulbs in everyone’s homes.
Delivering zero emissions transport and mobility solutions
See how long-term EPSRC-supported research has led to innovations such as electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel that have transformed the way we power our vehicles.
Our green future
There is no doubt that our global environment is changing, see the scale of the challenge faced and the long-term multidisciplinary responses, such as the EPSRC-supported Plastics Research and Innovation Fund, which are delivering innovations and solutions for a prosperous society.
Solutions for a greener industry and urbanisation
See the journey of twenty years of UKRI-supported investment such as the UK Energy Research Centre which have furthered understanding on what a decarbonised energy system could look like.
EPSRC engineering net zero showcase webinar
We recently ran a webinar to provide more information to the community on:
- the engineering net zero theme
- the event programme
- how to get involved.
This webinar was recorded and is available to view at:
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