This proposal aims to further interdisciplinary research collaborations around the question of how to develop whole systems energy waste pathways in relation to solar plus storage energy systems.
Through a 6 month networking process built around 3 workshops in the UK, India and Sub-Saharan Africa, and the collaborative production of interdisciplinary working papers, this project will bring together relevant UK research communities around battery development, environmental impact of energy materials and the governance of political economies of waste and recycling – and connect these to existing solar and battery recycling economies and waste infrastructures in India and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Although interdisciplinary approaches are increasingly called for by major research funders, the relatively short period between call announcement and deadline for submitting applications on large research proposals puts early career researchers at a disadvantage, as developing interdisciplinary research proposals is a time consuming process, particularly across borders. Emphasis on female and early career involvement will enable in particular new voices to begin collaborating on the forming of future research consortia prior to calls being made.
Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology, Durham University
University of Kota, India
Strathmore University, Kenya
Network News 22 Nov 2018
Our challenges are interconnected, so our thinking has to be too. That's why we at UKERC promote the "whole systems" approach. This week Grant Wilson launches a survey asking how we should teach the next generation of energy researchers.
Blog 15 Nov 2018
On the first IVUGER event, female early-career professionals working in the broad field of decarbonisation of energy, will be gathering. Registration is open.
25 Oct 2018
UKERC and 1010 are delighted to announce that ‘The Heat Network’, a project which forms part of the UKERC Whole Systems Networking Fund is now up and running. The project will use a combination of survey work, workshops and publications to for the first time pull together those researching and innovating around sustainable heating. The first step is a survey.
Ever wondered why there aren’t more women working, innovating and researching in the energy sector?
This new insight paper examines the potential for whole systems energy research to address questions of community resilience.
Networking Fund Event, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, 25 June 2018
Imperial College, Central London (venue TBC), United Kingdom