Turing-Manchester Sandpit - Clean Growth

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Energy | Transport | Decarbonisation | Turing-Manchester ‘Clean Growth’ funding sandpit

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Energy | Transport | Decarbonisation | Turing-Manchester ‘Clean Growth’ funding sandpit

The Clean Growth sandpit is a two-day event scheduled to take place from 14.30 to 16.30 on Weds 21 and Thurs 22 April.

Through our partnership with the Alan Turing Institute, The University of Manchester’s Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI) (part of the Digital Futures platform) is hosting four ‘sandpit’ events in March and April 2021, based around major themes of the Greater Manchester Local Industrial Strategy, with input from the related Turing Institute programmes:

  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (10 and 11 March)
  • Health and Care Innovation (16, 17 and 18 March)
  • Digital Transformation in the Creative Sector (25 and 26 March)
  • Clean Growth (21 and 22 April)

The ‘Clean Growth’ sandpit is an opportunity for UoM researchers and private, public and third sector organisations to come together and devise research proposals for projects on a range of data science-related topics, including, but not limited to:

  • transport decarbonisation and low carbon zones
  • energy production
  • heating and cooling systems and networks
  • low energy buildings
  • urban data modelling and digital twins

What is clean growth? Clean growth is goal 7 of the UN's sustainability goals, first published in 2009. Clean growth refers to economic growth that is energy efficient, uses sustainable agricultural practices, and uses renewable energy technologies. In the UK the Government's strategy, unveiled in October 2017, sets out proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy through the 2020s. It explains how the whole country can benefit from low-carbon opportunities, while meeting national and international commitments to tackle climate change.

As a participant, you will be invited to share your suggestions for topics and discussions groups prior to the event itself.

A number of proposals developed at this sandpit will be selected by a panel to receive funding to cover research costs for six-month feasibility studies.*

For further information please contact IDSAI and Turing Liaison Manager matthew.harrison@manchester.ac.uk.


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Organiser Digital Futures

Organiser of Turing-Manchester Sandpit - Clean Growth

Digital Futures is a highly interdisciplinary network which operates across the whole range of the University’s digital research.

The aim of Digital Futures is to present a coherent overview of our digital research activity to external stakeholders and bring together our research communities to explore new research areas and address strategic opportunities. 

We group our activity around themes that encapsulate our broad research capabilities and the challenges to which these can be applied. These themes do not operate as self-contained entities; however, there is considerable synergy and overlap between them, and many of our academics are involved in a number of capability and challenge themes.

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