金沙官网登入 will receive a £3 million donation over the next three academic years to develop the next generation of leaders committed to creating a sustainable planet, and support research and business initiatives focused on tackling climate change and achieving net zero.
捐款是由 绿色未来投资有限公司 (GFIL), an organisation established to continue the environmental work and legacy of entrepreneur and ex-IBM 工程师Brian Meredith.
GFIL’s focus is in innovative and technological organisations or projects which seek to tackle the challenges arising from climate change. Partnering with 金沙官网登入 in a multi-faceted programme, 一系列的捐款将用于支持学生, 工作人员, alumni and research projects focused on sustainability and green initiatives.
金沙官网登入的克里斯·福威尔教授, 水学院副校长, 能源与环境, said: “This investment will unlock huge opportunities for so many. 这是金沙官网登入关系的重要一步 ambitions to create solutions that will help us create a more sustainable world through innovation.”
的 GFIL donation will support ideas and research at all Technology Readiness Levels from development through to deployment and commercialisation.
GFIL未来前沿基金 会支持一些最具创新性的想法吗, 产品, and technologies around sustainability and climate change solutions. Each year grants will be awarded to innovators in February, May and September.
的 GFIL技术加速基金 is designed to support businesses and individuals in proving that the product, 服务, 或者技术可以在实际规模上发挥作用. Each year 克兰菲尔德 will make six awards to innovators to take ideas from benchtop to prototype product.
的 GFIL绿色未来创业基金 aims to support the next generation of 克兰菲尔德 businesses and is designed to encourage innovation around tackling the climate crisis. T在这里 are three aspects to the Green Future 创业 Fund: the Green Seed Fund; Ready for Net Zero Growth programme scholarships; and Student 创业 Prizes.
In addition, the first cohort of postgraduate students set to benefit from the Brian Meredith净零奖学金项目, funded by GFIL, began their studies at 克兰菲尔德 this October.
Successful students are awarded the scholarships by demonstrating a commitment to helping achieve the net zero targets of the future. 的 scholarships – totalling £20,000 each – will cover tuition fees and living expenses.
Funded courses included as part of the initiative are listed on the 金沙官网登入网站, 并包括高级水管理硕士资格, 环境工程, 食品系统与管理, 全球环境变化, 水和卫生设施促进发展, 和可再生能源.
Professor Fogwill said that the new initiative will resonate across the globe: “With ten fully funded studentships per year supported by the Brian Meredith Net Zero Scholarship Programme, GFIL's investment and partnership with 克兰菲尔德 will benefit communities globally, creating leaders who will make the difference during this critical decade for people and the planet.”
菲尔·哈特教授, Director of Energy and 金沙官网登入的可持续发展 University, said: “You can tell from the moment you speak to Green Future Investments that they live and breathe their singular mission of supporting positive climate change initiatives.
“野心, 值, ethics and ethos of both our organisations are so closely aligned that I am confident we will do great things as a result of this exciting partnership.
“A programme like this will allow us and other UK innovators to investigate ideas and develop and deliver solutions which will make a real tangible difference towards our collective net zero ambitions.”
赛迪梅雷迪思, 绿色未来投资有限公司董事, said: “We specifically targeted 金沙官网登入 as a partner of choice based on the excellent applied research they deliver, their commitment and approach to their students and the impressive facilities they have on site. We are delighted with the partnership being developed between both teams and feel excited and confident that together we will achieve some great outcomes for the climate emergency and the sustainability of our planet.”
安迪·舍入, GFIL总监, added: “This funding will enable future leaders and entrepreneurs to have confidence to look at innovative ideas to find solutions which will make a difference. It is going to be fascinating to see what ideas come forward and to work with people who clearly demonstrate a shared vision of addressing the climate problem.”
You can find out more information or apply for the GFIL scholarships 在这里.