Participating in workshops and conferences by remote using tele-robots

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Invited to Future Earth’s Exponential Climate Action for Cities (X-CAC) workshop in Stockholm, I faced a dilemma common to many researchers working on climate change: travel, participate but add to CO2 emissions … or stay at home, miss out, but avoid contributing to climate change? So when Future Earth offered me the possibility of participating […]

What is the general appeal of low carbon innovations?

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During recent workshops in Norwich we explored the general appeal of different types of low carbon innovations using repertory grid technique (RGT). This method has been widely used in consumer research to segment markets according to how products are valued by consumers. Using cue cards and a grid, we talked to over 40 people about the general appeal of 12 different low carbon innovations, concluding with a rating exercise in which they scored […]

SILCI goes to Vienna!

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Emma Cassar is currently attending the Transport Research Arena Conference in Vienna which is being co-organised by the European Commission. SILCI is funded by the European Research Council and was invited to present at the event. Emma gave a short talk on Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) as one of the potential disruptive low carbon innovations being covered […]

Flying Uber

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Residents of Dallas, Dubai and Los Angeles are to possibly experience Ubers first flying taxi service in 2020. Uber Elevate uses vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and is said to already started evaluating the barriers to overcome and make this a reality. Preparing for the arrival of air taxis is developer Dan Kodsi in Miami at Paramount Miami Worldcenter. The developer is modifying the rooftop’s […]

Will tele-robots reduce the need for flying?

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Charlie Wilson participated via tele-robot in the X-CAC workshop taking place in Stockholm on Exponential Climate Action for Cities. Sitting with a cup of tea in his kitchen, Charlie logged in via the internet to listen, see, talk, interact and move around at the workshop using the tele-robot controls. The experience was fascinating, particularly as […]

Mobility apps at your service

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SILCI researcher Emma Cassar has recently wrote a newspaper article for the Sunday Times of Malta. The article was published on the 18th February 2018 and she writes about one of the innovative technologies in the transport sector, that is set to change the way we pay, plan and travel to our destination. These technologies are […]

Locavore – a journal of slow, seasonal and sustainable food

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A new journal has been released entitled ‘Locavore’ and it covers a wide range of food-related topics. You can read about food waste initiatives in Rome, the emerging ‘alt– meat’ market, and how climate change threatens to exacerbate economic migration from agricultural regions. It is definitely worth a look here. 

Vacancy – Senior Research Associate

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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 […]