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Collaborative research in action at the ESRC Festival of Social Science

24th November, 2015

This year’s ESRC Festival of Social Science took place form 7-14 November with over 200 events across the UK. It is aimed at sharing the work of social scientists with the wider public and offering insights into how social science research impacts on our daily lives. The University Living Lab took this opportunity to explore the Living Lab approach and its role in collaborative research.

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Six million hours for sustainability? Paper on University Living Labs published

22nd July, 2015

What can we achieve when we mobilise University students and researchers for sustainability efforts? How do we bring together research and real-world applied solutions on our campuses? These are the questions addressed in a new article by the ULL team, published in the journal Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. Click here for the full article (available for free unti early September).

 

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Call for Living Lab proposals for Schuster Annexe

15th June, 2015

There is now an new opportunity for Living Lab ideas to be included into a building project on campus. The project will add a new Annexe to the Schuster building, home to the School of Physics and Astronomy. Work is due to start this summer and is expected to finish in 2017. We are looking for research and teaching projects or recent innovations with a relevance to sustainability that could be implemented, tested and demonstrated in the new Annexe.

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New Case Studies and Student Projects

21st May, 2015

Over the last few months, the University Living Lab has been working to establish a number of new partnerships and projects, including Living Lab proposals for the Manchester Engineering Campus Development and collaborations with Environmental Sustainability Advisers on campus. The outcomes of these efforts will be published in due course.

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Horizon 2020 Triangulum - Demonstrate, disseminate, replicate for smart green growth

5th February, 2015

Triangulum is a €25 million Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission to demonstrate cutting-edge smart city technologies and roll them out across the world. Starting with the 1st February, The University of Manchester is working with the cities of Eindhoven in the Netherlands and Stavanger in Norway to demonstrate ‘smart green growth’ – reducing carbon emissions while boosting the economy. Next week all European partners will meet in Manchester for the launch of the 5-year project. 

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24th November 2015
Collaborative research in action at the ESRC Festival of Social Science
22nd July 2015
Six million hours for sustainability? Paper on University Living Labs published
15th June 2015
Call for Living Lab proposals for Schuster Annexe

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