resources Research & academia

HEIs, research institutes and research and technology organisations with expertise in cleantech sectors

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    UCL Energy Institute

    Part of the part of The Bartlett, University College London's faculty of the built environment, delivering learning, research and policy support on the challenges of climate change and energy security.

  • Energy efficient buildings

    University of Brunel – Energy and Built Environment

    The Centre for Energy and Built Environment Research group (CEBER) conducts research on ways to use energy resources efficiently and reduce the environmental impacts of energy consuming equipment and buildings.

  • Clean energy

    Valuable Batteries

    Led by HSSMI the project aims to produce a end-of-life lithium supply chain by reusing, remanufacturing and recycling automotive batteries.

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    The UK's National Metrology Institute, developing and maintaining the national primary measurement standards. Key focus areas include applying advances in measurement to make energy generation and transport more efficient and affordable, and to improve the quality of data available on climate change and environmental pollution.

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    Place-based Climate Action Network

    P-CAN seeks to strengthen the links between national and international climate policy and local delivery through place-based climate action: initially through three city-level climate commissions, in Belfast, Edinburgh and Leeds. Led by LSE's Grantham Institute.

  • Waste & recycling

    Plastic Waste Innovation Hub

    Cross disciplinary group of UCL academic experts creating solutions to plastic waste. Funded UKRI, partners include: P&G, VOID, Recycling Technologies, British Plastics Federation, Veolia, FLO and Mace.

  • Clean transport

    RCA Intelligent Mobility Design Centre

    Research centre exploring the intersection of people, mobility and technology within a complex and changing urban and global environment.

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    Royal Holloway

    Established research centres include the physics and chemistry of earth processes and global environmental change.

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    SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance

    Interdisciplinary research hub bringing together expertise in sustainable and climate-related finance and its role in transitioning the world to a low-carbon, resilient and equitable future.

  • Climate adaptation: flooding

    South East and London Water Alliance

    Academic network to educate, influence, convene and share expertise around water research.