From October 2017, three new researchers have joined the SILCI team for the duration of their PhDs. Emma Cassar joins us from the Maltese government where she has been working jointly with the European Commission on climate change policy. Laurie Kerr has moved back to the UK from Holland where she has completed her Masters […]
The RethinkX think tank in California has released a new report on the disruptive potential of self-driving electric vehicles. A rapid shift to mobility-as-a-service using fleets of autonomous vehicles available on demand could reduce emissions by a jaw-dropping 90% within the next 15 years … according to the ‘Rethinking Transportation‘ report.
Discussions from two back-to-back workshops on disruptive low carbon innovations have been compiled, analysed and synthesised as a series of key findings under eleven themes. These findings are set out in a synthesis report from the workshops available here:
Two workshops were held in London in March 2017 to explore the potential contribution of disruptive innovation to reducing carbon emissions. The innovator workshop on March 7th focused on innovations and markets, bringing together leading firms, investors, market intermediaries, and policymakers in different domains including mobility, cities, energy supply, and food. The researcher workshop on […]
Key insights from two back-to-back workshops on disruptive low carbon innovations were captured in wall collages under five themes: innovations, drivers, barriers, policies (from the innovator workshop); research needs (from the researcher workshop). Photos of these wall collages are available here:
The SILCI project team are really excited that Kathryn Myronuk is coming over to the UK to join a high-level workshop on disruptive low carbon innovations. Kathryn is Chair Emeritus at the Singularity University in California, and a leading global thinker on exponential technologies and disruptive trends. Among many other accolades, Kathryn was named by CNN as […]
New Scientist organised a one day ‘Reinventing Energy’ conference in London involving many leading ‘disruptors’ in the energy and IT sectors. The conference was a follow-on from an earlier report commissioned by New Scientist called “Gamechangers: Energy”
A low carbon transition requires disruptive innovations to challenge prevailing technologies and practices. Many disruptive low carbon innovations have been adopted, but in small numbers. Examples include car sharing networks, car free communities, and net zero energy buildings. To mitigate climate change, these and other innovations must diffuse or spread into the mass market. In the absence of strong policy […]