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EPSRC Reference: EP/T027584/1
Title: Champion - Industrial Decarbonisation Research & Innovation Centre (IDRIC)
Principal Investigator: Maroto-Valer, Professor MM
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Project Partners:
Johnson Matthey Scottish Hydro & Fuel Cell Assoc SHFCA
Department: Sch of Engineering and Physical Science
Organisation: Heriot-Watt University
Scheme: Standard Research - NR1
Starts: 06 January 2020 Ends: 05 July 2020 Value (£): 100,776
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Energy
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
13 Nov 2019 Interview- ISCF Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre Champion Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Adopting the Committee on Climate Change's recommendation to net zero emissions by 2050 demonstrates a clear commitment to leadership in the face of climate emergency. If this is to be achieved, decarbonising the industrial sector represents a critical challenge. However, at present, decarbonisation solutions are not economically competitive. It is critical to the UK's international competitiveness that this is underpinned by implementation of world-leading innovation, and therefore, ensuring research and innovation communities work together for timely industrial implementation.

This project focuses on engaging academia, industry, policymakers and other stakeholders to develop an interdisciplinary consortium and subsequent proposal for the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC). I will facilitate collaboration between researchers to foster co-creation of new interdisciplinary research and innovation programmes. The transformative innovation proposed here will be developed to address head on complex social and environmental challenges and contribute to low-cost transitions to new socio-technical systems.

The Centre's agenda will be shaped initially by consultations, as well as network analysis, mapping and market analysis. Collaborative events and virtual environments will develop the co-creation of the cross-cutting challenges. I will embed EDI principles in the design of the Centre's engagement strategy.

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