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Cambridge Global Challenges

 

Talk by Dr Robert Trezona, Head of Cleantech at IP Group plc, about innovation needs and the potential for directed research to create new technologies that could be scaled via entrepreneurial companies.

This series of seminars happens monthly and speakers present their ideas and experiences on how innovation impacts their endeavours.

“There is broad consensus that the mean temperature rise caused by anthropogenic greenhouse emissions must be kept below 2 ⁰C from pre-industrial levels to avoid dangerous levels of climate change. Good progress has been made in reducing emissions associated with electrical power production, and the Paris Climate Change Agreement has been a political breakthrough. However, we are not making enough progress in other sectors, such as construction materials, heat and transport. Analysis from the Energy Transitions Commission indicates that new technologies will be required for these hard-to-abate sectors."

Robert Trezona has worked with high technology clean energy companies for over a decade, with particular expertise in fuel cells. He is currently Head of Cleantech at IP Group plc, where he manages one of Europe’s largest cleantech venture portfolios.He holds a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Cambridge.

Date: 
Wednesday, 27 June, 2018 - 17:15 to 19:30
Event location: 
Maxwell Centre, University of Cambridge, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE
Cambridge Global Challenges 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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