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IDRIC: ECRA Humber Visit & Training Workshop
February 6 - February 8
IDRIC has arranged site visits and a workshop for ECRs on 6-8 February at the Humber Cluster.
On the 6th February, IDRIC has arranged site visits to VPI Immingham (heat and power plant with hydrogen and carbon capture projects) and Phillips 66 (refinery with sustainable aviation fuel and carbon capture projects), who are leading the Humber Zero project. Attendees will have the opportunity to see first-hand some of the decarbonisation projects and hear from leading experts and industry representatives who will provide an overview of the Humber Cluster, progress thus far and outlining the challenges the Humber faces.
The following two days, IDRIC have joined with AnchoredIn, experts in innovation, to create a workshop that will train ECRs to consider the business case and commercialisation potential of their own research. Using examples provided by local industry, ECRs will work in small groups over two days to develop solutions to these challenges based on their own expertise. AnchoredIn will help ECRs to navigate the steps from research idea to presenting the business case for the technology, tool or approach. This workshop is open to any researcher working in industrial decarbonisation, technical engineering backgrounds as well as social, political, environmental or political sciences. Researchers in the latter areas of research are particularly encouraged to attend.
The overarching aim of this workshop is to enable ECRs to accelerate the advancement of decarbonisation technologies and approaches from research labs into the industrial clusters and generate sustained impact for their work. There is also potential to develop ideas and pathways for spin outs and commercialisation opportunities.
The workshop will be hosted at CATCH UK facility, a training facility for industry technicians in the Humber cluster, on the 7th & 8th of February.
Full agenda will follow.
IDRIC has recognised that there is significant demand from early career researchers (ECRs) to visit an industrial cluster, see first-hand the scale of the industrial decarbonisation deployment projects and better understand the challenges industry faces to decarbonise. Coupled with this, ECRs have expressed an interest to better understand the value proposition of their research for industrial stakeholders and be able to communicate this effectively.