Minister announces iNUMBER CEE-related project
Science Minister Jo Johnson announced the iNUMBER project – one of four collaborative projects between UK researchers and the Indian government – at the India-UK tech summit in New Delhi on 1st November.
The project is part of the ‘Energy Demand Reduction in the Built Environment’ programme fund under the Newton-Bhabha – or UK-India Newton Fund – a £200 million joint investment between the UK and India into research and development. The fund is supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in partnership with the Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology.
iNUMBER (iNtelligent Urban Model For Built Environment Research) will look to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, stabilise electricity grids and address fuel poverty by enabling Indian cities to offer more social services and support to poorer citizens.
Working with CEPT University in Ahmedabad and IIT Bombay, the UK partners – led by Professor Paul Ruyssevelt at University College London and Dr Kathryn Janda at University of Oxford – will share research techniques with Indian city administrators to support the development of smart, low carbon cities.
The project expands upon work initially carried out by the Centre of Energy Epidemiology (CEE) of which Professor Ruyssevelt is a co-investigator.
The CEE Centre aims to create a major shift in how energy demand is understood through the development of new tools and research methods. Specifically they aim to apply epidemiological methods to large, linked data sets on energy demand across sectors, people, energy systems and infrastructure. CEE aims to spearhead a new research field, energy epidemiology, based around secure and accessible data available for all UK researchers. This will put the UK in the lead internationally in the understanding of complex interactions between people, energy use and systems of technology.
For more details on the project see the UCL Energy Institute site.
More on the CEE Centre on this site.