University of Strathclyde partners with Siemens Energy to drive innovation

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THE University of Strathclyde has formed a strategic partnership with Siemens Energy to help accelerate the transition to net zero.

Both parties will work together to develop strategies and innovations that contribute to a more resilient, affordable, and sustainable energy system.

The digitalisation of wind farms, energy storage, resilient grids and reliability are among the areas to be explored by the research team, as well as the potential for applied superconductivity.

The collaboration will also look at how to develop the people and skills needed to drive the energy system transformation – with young scientists and engineers to be supported, including students, doctoral researchers, and postdoctoral scholars.

Siemens Energy, which supports companies and countries to reduce emissions across the energy landscape, will continue to sponsor doctoral research at Strathclyde, with a new PhD studentship in innovation at Strathclyde Business School.

Professor Sir Jim McDonald, vice-chancellor and principal of the University of Strathclyde, said, “We are delighted to form this strategic partnership with Siemens Energy to drive forward vital work to help shape the energy transition.

“At Strathclyde we are committed to finding solutions to global grand challenges and we hope that the research and innovations generated from this partnership can help to address the sustainability, affordability, and security of energy supplies.

“We have a strong track record in working with industry to deliver innovation at scale.”

Vinod Philip, member of the executive board at Siemens Energy AG, added, “For us at Siemens Energy, the key difference that is relevant, is people.

“On my visit to Strathclyde I think that is what stuck with me, the mindset and the attitude of the team that I met.

“The energy transition will not happen alone. We rely on partners – partners such as top notch universities like Strathclyde.“