Digital solutions sought to reduce energy demand and carbon production

Funding worth £400,000 is being offered for research projects to explore the role of digital technologies in supporting a data-enabled net zero transition

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Researchers in the UK are being offered a share of £400,000 for feasibility studies that explore digital technologies to help reduce energy demand and carbon production.

The funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Siemens will support projects that address one of the following research themes:

  • Development or application of sustainable digital technologies to manage supply and demand
  • Business model innovations to support the digitalisation of energy
  • Digital-enabled analysis of embodied emissions along whole value chains and embedded in product solutions

The opportunity will explore the role of digital technologies in supporting a data-enabled net zero transition and ensure the UK can reach net zero emissions by 2050.

UKRI expects to support a total of around eight proposals, which must start on 1st December 2021 and can last up to 12 months.

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