User-centred design for energy efficiency in buildings
The focus of the sandpit is to create ideas for projects that have the potential for commercial value. The five-day sandpit will be held at Bailbrook House near Bath on 15-19 March 2010.
The challenge of reducing the amount of energy used in buildings requires an innovative and multidisciplinary approach. The aim of this sandpit is to bring together a varied group of up to 30 individuals from industry and academia — in particular experts in human factors and user-centred design — to work together to develop collaborative research proposals.
The sandpit will result in the Technology Strategy Board committing funding â€˜in principleâ€™ for consortium research projects developed by the participants. The Board has allocated up to Â£2m to fund industry-led collaborative research arising from the sandpit.
Deadline for application: 17 December 2009
(via Dan Lockton)