Keele deepens partnership with Department for Business and Trade
- Officials from the Department for Business and Trade have visited Keele to see first-hand its pioneering work in sustainability and green technology;
- The University has supported the Department's work by hosting several delegations from across the globe in the last 24 months;
- The two organisations have agreed to explore opportunities to work together in the future.
Keele has showcased its sector-leading work in sustainability and green technology this week as it welcomed a delegation from the Department for Business and Trade.
Officials visited the campus to further strengthen the Department's partnership with the University, and to explore opportunities for future work in these fields.
The University, renowned for its pioneering work in sustainability, has supported the Department's work by hosting delegations from across the globe, including recent visits by officials from India, Turkey, and South America, to highlight opportunities and promote collaboration and investment from overseas.
Showcasing Keele’s hydrogen initiatives
Today's visit involved tours of key sustainability sites at Keele, such as the University's Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND) project, to learn more about hydrogen initiatives, and the University's Low Carbon Energy Generation Park.
Rodney Berkeley CBE, the Department's Director for Sustainability and Infrastructure, said: "The SEND project at Keele is an amazing innovation which really showcases the UK’s solutions in driving clean, green growth across the economy. It's exactly the type of solution we want to promote globally to show the amazing expertise and specialists we have here at Keele and in the UK that are going to help the world respond to climate impacts and the energy transition."
Julian Read, SEND Programme Delivery Manager, said: "Working in partnership with the Department for Business and Trade provides an opportunity to globalise the knowledge and skills exchange from Keele University's Energy Network to support the delivery of clean growth."
Teaching and ground-breaking research into climate change and renewable technologies
Professor Trevor McMillan OBE, Vice-Chancellor of Keele University, said: "We’re proud to be at the forefront of sustainability in the higher education sector, not just in our ambitions to become carbon neutral, but also through our teaching and ground-breaking research into climate change and renewable technologies under the umbrella of our Institute for Sustainable Futures.
"This visit highlights how the pioneering work we are doing in this field is recognised and respected at a national and international level, with our expertise being sought to help build worldwide partnerships and support international trade growth. We're looking forward to continuing to work closely with the Department for Business and Trade and are excited to explore future opportunities with them."
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