Carbon Innovation Programme

On 18 October 2016 the University is launching the 2016/17 Carbon Innovation Programme to support its carbon reduction target of 33% by 2021 (against a 2005/6 baseline).

The Carbon Innovation Programme is an exciting opportunity for staff and students to develop and propose ideas for reducing building energy use and associated carbon emissions (Scope 1 and 2 emissions) across the University functional estate. If projects are viable they may be awarded funding to implement them. Successful projects may be awarded a Carbon Innovator Award at the Sustainability Showcase Awards Evening.

Why get involved?

This is a unique opportunity to receive training and support from industry and academic experts, to work on real-life scenarios and projects which will provide transferable skills and boost your CV.

Individuals who present successful projects may have the opportunity to discuss career opportunities with the programme sponsors Siemens and Hoare Lea.


Programme schedule 2016/17

Launch and Workshop 1

Design Thinking Introduction Hosted by InnovationWorks
Date: 18 October 2016
Location: Said Business School
Time: 5 - 8pm 
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Workshop 2

Ideas Testing Hosted by innovationWorks
Date: 1 November 2016
Location: Said Business School
Time: 5 - 7pm
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Workshop 3

Business Case Tools and Lean Business plan
Date8 November 2016
LocationSaid Business School
Time: 5 - 7pm
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The catch up courses are designed for those who cannot make the main events and therefore a more informal session is provided over lunch on:

Catch Up Workshop 1

Design Thinking Introduction
Date: 20 October 2016
Location: Herbertson Room, School of Geography and Environment
Time: 12:30 - 2pm
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Catch Up Workshop 2

Design Thinking Introduction
Date: 3 November 2016
Location: Herbertson Room, School of Geography and Environment
Time: 12:30 - 2pm
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Catch Up Workshop 3

Design Thinking Introduction
Date: 10 November 2016
Location: Herbertson Room, School of Geography and Environment
Time: 12:30 - 2pm
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Eligibility

  • Teams must be made up of between 3-6 people who are working for or studying at the University (evidenced by having a University ID card).
  • Teams should aim for diversity in their membership (eg a mixture of operational and academic staff, a spread of academic disciplines, combination of staff and students etc.)
  • Teams should aim to have at least one postgraduate member if possible.
  • Teams should aim to work with an academic member of staff and their research if relevant to the nature of their proposal.

Further information

For enquiries contact the Environmental Sustainability team at: sustainability@admin.ox.ac.uk.

This programme is being delivered by:

the Estates Services Environmental Sustainability team, the Environmental Change Institute (ECI)New Energy System Thinkers, the Said Business School Skoll Centre, the Knowledge Exchange and Impact Team (KEIT) and the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division Enterprise Team.