NESTA has launched a fund which may be of interest to researchers involved in measuring energy usage. The funding hopes to shift electricity demand to off peak times or make better use of renewable energy generation.
They are keen to see projects that are innovative. If you are awarded the funding you need the capacity to build a prototype or service blue print for your idea.
Funding Body: NESTA Scheme: Dynamic Demand Challenge Prize Overview: This competition aims to create a new product, technology or service that uses data to significantly improve the ability of households or small businesses to demonstrate measurable reduction in carbon emissions by shifting energy demand to off-peak times or towards excess renewable generation. Solutions should have commercial market potential.
The competition is open to anyone in the EU. SMEs, charities, NGOs, community groups, developers, engineers, students and sustainability and energy professionals are encouraged to apply. Applicants may submit up to three entries. The prize is worth £50,000. Deadlines: 9 September 2013 Further Information: http://dynamicdemand.nesta.org.uk
Funder: Leverhulme Trust Title: Visiting Professorships Deadline: 16 May 2013 Value: Not specified Overview:
The Leverhulme Trust invites applications for its visiting professorships. These enable distinguished academics based overseas to spend between three and 12 months at a UK university, primarily to enhance the skills of academic staff or students at the host institution. Visiting professors may also wish to use the opportunity to further their own academic interests.
Applications must be made by a member of academic staff, based in a UK university or other higher education institution, who will be responsible for coordinating the visit.
A maintenance grant up to a level commensurate with the salary of a professor in the relevant field at the receiving institution may be requested. Economy travel costs to and from the UK will also be met. Requests for associated costs, if justified by the programme, may include, for example, travel within the UK, consumables and essential technical assistance.