Switch-Connect projects deliver decarbonisation
South Wales has developed a regional strength in decarbonisation research over decades of multi-disciplinary research projects.
Switch-Connect is bringing together these established projects and partnerships making it easy to connect with the right people, skills and facilities to help accelerate the decarbonisation of industry and society across south Wales.
Over the past decade, project teams across south Wales have been delivering the research needed to reach net zero.
Research projects coming together as Switch-Connect are:
- Advanced Imaging of Materials
- Centre for Integrative Semiconductor Manufacturing
- Flexis App
- Gas Turbine Research Centre
- Hydrogen Research and Demonstration Centre
- Institute of Structural Materials ISM
- Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A)
- METaL work-based materials and manufacturing training
- Rapid Alloy Prototyping Prosperity Partnership
- Reducing Industrial Carbon Emissions (RICE)
- SaMI Steel and Metals Institute
- South Wales Industrial Cluster
- SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre
- SUNRISE international solar energy network
- SUSTAIN Steel
- Sustainable Environment Research Centre SERC
These projects have successfully delivered practical solutions for industry, developed new technologies and skills for our future workforce in a net zero society.
Switch-Connect research expertise
By connecting this regional innovation ecosystem, we are supporting the necessary industrial transformation and societal decarbonisation through research, training and industrial-scale demonstrators.
Our research expertise in decarbonisation and net zero includes:
- Bioinspiration and biosphere, and biofutures
- Carbon management
- Energy materials and energy storage
- Energy systems, energy infrastructure and power generation
- Green hydrogen
- Net zero buildings and transport
- Net zero materials and manufacturing
Only by working together can we tackle the net zero challenge.
If you’re on the journey to net zero or industrial decarbonisation, please contact us to find out how you can access our research expertise.
Contributed by Cat Wilkins from the Steel and Metals Institute SaMI