The seminar will include a keynote address from Beth Chaudhary, Head of Smart Energy, BEIS. It takes place as the Government prepares its response to its smart energy system consultation. It also comes with the Government looking into the feasibility of a new research institution specialising in battery and grid technologies, and energy storage. Delegates will discuss issues surrounding concerns over market access and grid connections, as well as Ofgem’s role and options for facilitating a greater number of decentralised energy programmes and smart systems. More information can be found here.
In its capacity as UK National Contact Point for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) in Horizon 2020, the UK Research Office is holding several events about MSCA grants. Details of the events can be found here.
In its capacity as UK National Contact Point for the European Research Council, the UK Research Office is holding Information and Proposal Writing Events in London and Manchester in May. Details of the events can be found here.
The main purpose of this two-day event is to bring together academics, researchers and colleagues from business and industry working in the Energy field, to form new collaborations across the whole sector in readiness for the forthcoming Horizon 2020 Energy Work Programme (2018 – 2020). On the first day, representatives from the European Commission, industry and academia will discuss the significance and importance of integrating social sciences and humanities in energy-related research, and showcase examples of best practice in existing Horizon 2020 funded Energy projects. On the second day, the focus will move to the four proposed Call areas in the 2018 – 2020 Scoping Paper, to identify common areas of interest and support emerging collaborations. More details can be found here.