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UK-China Low-carbon Manufacturing Workshop (EoI deadline: 30th November 2017)

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), as part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme, is inviting Expressions of Interest to attend a two-day workshop on the 14-15 March 2018 to engage in discussion and initiate new collaborative working partnerships with selected Chinese participants in the area of low-carbon manufacturing. The workshop will be held in Wuhan, China. A UK-China call for research proposals, to be funded by EPSRC in partnership with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), will follow the workshop, although attendance at the workshop is not a requirement to apply to the call.
When Mar 14, 2018 09:00 AM to
Mar 15, 2018 05:00 PM
Where Wuhan, China
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EPSRC, as part of the RCUK Energy Programme, is inviting interested researchers to apply to attend a two-day workshop on the 14-15 March 2018 to engage in discussion and initiate new collaborative working partnerships with selected Chinese participants in the area of low-carbon manufacturing.

A UK-China call for research proposals, to be funded by EPSRC in partnership with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), will follow the workshop, although attendance at the workshop is not a requirement to apply to the call. In participating in this event, you will be able to discuss the research challenges which would benefit from collaboration between UK and Chinese experts in this field.

The discussion will focus on the research required to achieve a step-change reduction in energy demand in energy-intensive industries, and is likely to include the following areas:

  • Novel low-energy manufacturing processes
  • Refinement of manufacturing process technologies to reduce energy demand, including system design, control, enhanced sensing, data capture and utilisation
  • Improved on-site energy management, including energy harvesting, recovery and storage.

You will also have the opportunity to initiate new working relationships with UK and Chinese collaborators. 

The EPSRC will cover reasonable travel costs, and food and accommodation will be supplied for the duration of the workshop. 

 

For further details on this workshop, please see the EPSRC call document here.

As updates occur on the funding call associated with this workshop, they will be posted under Open Calls here.

The Global Challenges Initiative is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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