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.

Our Topics

Low-carbon innovations

Digital, smart, web-enabled, data-driven technologies are reshaping traditional energy-conversion infrastructure, hardware, and devices in multiple domains from cities and grids to buildings and transport.


Future mobility

Car-sharing, bike-sharing, e-bikes, and mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) business models all offer disruptive alternatives to private car ownership and use.


Future homes

Smart home technologies create new opportunities to manage energy demand from heating, hot water, lighting, and appliances.


Future food

New smartphone apps enable consumers to reduce food waste, shift to reduced meat diets, or connect with local food producers in convenient but effective ways.