Five research communities have received funding from the Collabor8 Fund, following the first call earlier this year.
They include representatives from all the N8 universities. Dr Beth Upex from Durham University along with Mel Leitch from Newcastle University, will utilise the expertise of technicians in laboratories and research and teaching facilities to share best practices for achieving Net Zero targets. The team will be led by Dr Simon Breeden from the University of York and will develop research agendas that will contribute towards delivering a Net Zero future, in line with call theme of ‘The Road to 2050’ and supporting the N8 Net Zero North programme. The teams have displayed enthusiasm and fresh perspectives on how multi-institutional collaboration can support a reduction in greenhouses gas emissions and address the broader changes required across society to reach Net Zero by 2050.