UK FIRES brings together university researchers, industry leaders, and government policy makers in collaborative workshops called Living Labs. We frame technology innovation in the context of economics and policy in order to implement at full scale.
The Living Lab creates a real-time dialogue between the strategic needs of our industry partners and the goals of the research team.
In the Lab, industry leaders pose strategic challenges to leading academics and gain early sight of emerging solutions.
UK FIRES is closely connected to the UK’s Catapult network. It seeks to shape UK government’s decarbonisation policies at national and regional levels by working with Lord Browne of Ladyton at the House of Lords and Policy Champion, Laura Sandys.
Through its Strategy Workshops, UK FIRES will connect to all relevant UK activities on Resource Efficiency and share best practices for decarbonisation and cross-sector opportunities.