New research projects and a new house for KTH Climate Action Centre
On September 14, all faculty affiliated to KTH Climate Action Centre was gathering for the first time for a workshop and mingle. At the same time, the centre’s new venue at Teknikringen 43 was inaugurated.
”We have almost 60 affiliated researchers from across KTH, and today was the first official meeting for this multidisciplinary faculty. At the same time it was the first official event in this house,” says Francesco Fuso-Nerini, Centre Director.
The centre’s new site is located at Teknikringen 43, a small two-storey house with a pointed roof that stands out among the surrounding buildings. Karin Larsdotter, Deputy Director of the Centre, believes that having a physical place at KTH opens up new possibilities for the centre.
”We are now testing this venue as a new kind of arena for collaboration, together with Akademiska Hus. We expect the house to be an open meeting place for researchers, students and external partners,” says Karin Larsdotter.
Four KTH projects that have received funding from the first project call from the centre, presented their projects to each other and exchanged ideas.
”These are the first four projects funded by the centre, added to the other projects that we are developing within the centre,” says Francesco Fuso-Nerini. ”We plan to fund many more projects for climate action, and hope that the most successful of these will also lead to even larger projects that helps us speed up climate action in society. All projects we fund have a clear focus on climate action, both mitigation and adaptation, but are also in synergy with the other 16 Sustainable Development Goals.”
This autumn, the centre is planning for a lot of workshops, mentorspace for students, lunch seminars and more, with different activities different days of the week.
”We are open to suggestions from both students and researchers at KTH. We hope the meetings in this house will lead to a lot of new projects, and stimulate climate action,” says Karin Larsdotter.