Carbon Crucible is bringing together bright thinkers from different academic disciplines to collaborate and find solutions to some of today’s complex energy challenges.
By combining their expertise, we hope to spark new and innovative solutions to tackle the big issues in energy research, such as demand reduction and environmental sustainability.
Of the 30 researchers who took part in the Carbon Crucible labs, 20 went on to collaborate on projects.
Carbon Crucible was launched in 2008 by UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) and NESTA. The programme is a spin-off from NESTA's main Crucible programme.
"“The model offers really exciting opportunities for stimulating innovative and impactful research that will help the UK to reduce its carbon footprint and achieve a low-carbon future." Dr Jeff Hardy, UKERC
Our Crucible evaluation includes key findings and achievements from the programme, backed up by case studies of some of the researchers from the programme.
NESTA has developed the Crucible programme to bring bright thinkers together and see the bigger picture. Find out more