SILCI is a four year research project exploring disruptive low carbon innovations and how they spread through processes of social influence.

Low carbon innovations are an integral part of efforts to address climate change. Low carbon innovations imply changes to the ways we produce and use energy, move around, eat, use land, build our cities, integrate information technologies into our daily lives.

2018 the year of Multimodality

EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc has called for 2018 to be the year of awareness for multimodality throughout the European transport system. The use of different modes of transport on the same journey can be found in several apps which are currently live or otherwise being piloted across Europe and Globally. Such services are known […]

Vacancy – Senior Research Associate

Senior Research Associate in Low-Carbon Innovation and Consumers (Tyndall Centre, University of East Anglia, UK)   This 28 month fully-funded research position offers an exciting opportunity to conduct new empirical research on low-carbon innovations which are (or may be) appealing to consumers, but which are currently on the fringes of mainstream markets. The successful applicant would be […]

It is now possible to pay for your journey wearing the right shoes

In Berlin, 500 people owning a particular set of trainers can freely make use of public transportation when wearing both shoes. The tongues of the trainers contain an annual transit pass. Such a marketing strategy has attracted an unusual mix of customers from trainer collectors to those who simply want to save on their daily commute. This […]

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Car clubs & car sharing
Car clubs and car sharing are examples of disruptive low carbon innovations relating to mobility


Smart & net zero energy homes
Smart homes or net zero energy homes are examples of disruptive low carbon innovations relating to housing


Distributed generation-storage-demand response
Distributed systems that combine solar PV, on-site battery storage, and demand response to utility or prices signals are an example of a disruptive low carbon innovation relating to electricity supply


Reuse networks & service economies for consumer goods
Reuse networks or service economies for consumer goods are examples of disruptive low carbon innovations relating to material wellbeing