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Energy Research Partnerships and Funding

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The Centre for Energy is a Newcastle University initiative supported by the University and philanthropic donation from our supporters. 

The Centre has a number of ongoing energy research partnerships and funding with industry. This includes, for example:

Academic partners

We welcome the opportunity to work closely with external academic partners.

We work closely with Durham and Northumbria Universities on the North East Centre for Energy Materials (NECEM) and the ReNU Centre for Doctoral Training, for example.

We are a member of the N8 group of northern research-intensive universities, and have been collaborating with N8 colleagues on Net Zero North.

we also work closely with other Newcastle University Research Centres including Data, Cities, and ONE Planet.

We undertake shared horizon scanning and collaborate to maximise global reach, impact and profile for the University.

Commercial and not-for-profit partners

  • Northern Powergrid
  • Siemens
  • Northern Gas Networks
  • Alan Turing Institute
  • UKRI Faraday Institution
  • National Committee on Climate Change
  • Nissan
  • Envision-AESC
  • National Grid
  • UKCRIC: UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities

Research infrastructure

We benefit from the following Newcastle assets:

  • Siemens Mindsphere Application Centre
  • Siemens Smartgrid Laboratory
  • EPSRC Energy Storage Test Bed
  • Surface Engineering and Analysis Lab, including NEXUS (former EPSRC XPS facility)

Stakeholder engagement

We also work with a wide range of stakeholders including:

  • Supergen Supersolar Hub (including the Solar Fuels Network)
  • Offshore Renewables Catapult
  • National Infrastructure Commission
  • Department of Transport
  • Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • North East Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Energy Systems Catapult
  • National Energy Action (NEA)
  • North East Combined Authority (NECA)
  • North of Tyne Authority (NoT)
  • Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA)
  • N8
  • Northern Powerhouse
  • Environment Agency
  • NESCOE The North East Coast Electricity Supply Company’s Old Employees Association
  • NetZero Geothermal Research for District Infrastructure Engineering

This internal collaboration initiative leverages funding of existing energy related projects and enables sharing of contacts and intelligence, to the benefit of all.

The Centre operates in a transparent, open and honest way, respecting equality, diversity, and inclusion.