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Reference Number EP/Y024052/1
Title STREAM 2: EPSRC Place Based IAA (PB-IAA);Northern Net Zero Accelerator - Energy Systems Integration for a Decarbonised Economy
Status Started
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources 30%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research 20%;
Energy Efficiency 20%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 30%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Town and Country Planning) 5%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Politics and International Studies) 5%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 35%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 40%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 5%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy 50%;
Principal Investigator Dr EA Gibson
No email address given
Sch of Natural Sciences & Env Sciences
Newcastle University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 February 2024
End Date 31 January 2028
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £5,363,727
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region North East
Programme Regional Engagement
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr EA Gibson , Sch of Natural Sciences & Env Sciences, Newcastle University (99.994%)
  Other Investigator Dr H Bao , Engineering, Durham University (0.001%)
Prof I (Ian ) Head , Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Professor J Gilbert , Engineering, University of Hull (0.001%)
Dr H Torun , Fac of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University (0.001%)
Dr D Baglee , Automotive Technolog, AGM Batteries Ltd (0.001%)
Professor N Dawood , Sch of Computing, Eng & Digital Tech, Teesside University (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , North of Tyne Combined Authority (0.000%)
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Abstract This Place-Based Impact Accelerator Account (PB-IAA) brings together academic, civic, industry and third sector partners. Across the North East, Teesside and the Humber (NETH), decarbonization and Net Zero are strategic priorities. Our ambition to accelerate the NETH region's performance with respect to Net Zero provides significant impetus for co-ordination through this PB-IAA.We have titled the PB-IAA the Northern Net Zero Accelerator. The Northern Net Zero Accelerator will make, collate and translate knowledge from research on Net Zero technologies, policy, energy and industrial systems, to deliver impact in partnership with regional industry, civic bodies and the third sector, thereby ensuring a strong economy, and an improved environment, which is fair, and creates inclusive opportunities. Through the Northern Net Zero Accelerator, we will develop innovation clusters and supply chains within and between the NETH, to maximise place-based impact.Our focus is on the theme of: Energy Systems for a Decarbonised Economy.Three pillars to the theme have been identified:* Low Carbon Energy Generation* Energy Storage and Distribution* Integration into End Use SectorsThe priorities and strengths of the universities, industry and civic partners have been identified through extensive collaboration, leading to this theme and three pillars.The specific activities of the Northern Net Zero Accelerator encompass Projects, Partnerships, People, and Promotion. 'Projects' provide early-stage support to progress research outputs along various stages of the impact pipeline and to create/develop sustainable and diverse strategic partnerships. Activities will include support for the commercialisation of research innovation ideas and translation into policy and societally relevant actions at different points on the Technological Readiness Level (TRL) and Societal Readiness Level (SRL) pathways. 'Partnerships' will engage with new and existing partners to promote theme-specific areas that have been targeted for growth and development within the NETH. This includes activities such as sandpits and hackathons. 'People' will deliver training and secondments, thereby supporting increased skills, capacity and leadership in a way which is inclusive, collaborative, and ethically motivated. 'Promotions' supports the marketing and communication of the Northern Net Zero Accelerator.Governance of the Northern Net Zero Accelerator is structured to ensure a shared focus and collaborative decision-making process across the consortium. We shall regularly report on outputs, outcomes, impact, equality diversity and inclusion data, and other relevant key performance indicators, to identify gaps and risks and to enable continuous learning. Case studies will be created, to promote successes, key learnings, and benefits of strategic partnership.

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