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Getting Creative with Sustainability

The call will support short knowledge exchange projects between UoW researchers working on sustainability in its broadest sense, regional organisations and local creatives. It builds upon the Sustainable Coventry and Warwickshire Symposium and the success of the collaborative Coventry CreatesLink opens in a new window projects between researchers and creatives.
These are innovative ways to build relationships whilst creating an artistic commission and exploring UoW research. With funds for student projects available, local organisations can benefit from access to research expertise, building relationships with UoW and the local creative sector, a creative commission and small student projects, e.g., analysis of data sets, advice on collecting data etc.
Please see here for further information Getting Creative with Sustainability ( opens in a new window

Key Dates:
Call open: 10am Monday 31st January
Call closes: 10am Friday 18th February
  • Applicants informed early March and brief collaboration agreements put in place/Ts and Cs accepted.
  • Projects officially commence in April and complete early-mid July
  • R&IS will coordinate payments to creatives/creative organisations
  • Short project report/feedback forms, one for each party in the collaboration – circulated mid-June and returned mid-August.

Lecture - Our Future Innovators

Listen to Maggie Philbin, Co Founder of charity TeenTech, hosting an insightful and innovative Christmas Lecture that took place on 9th December 2021.
Opening and welcome note from Margot James, CEO, WMG.

Visit the Transport Museum from 17th December 2021 to see the creations from the preceding project with Teen Tech City of Tomorrow, a collaboration between WMG Outreach, Innovative Manufacturing and Future Materials Global Research Priorities and local primary schools in Coventry.
You will find the exhibition in the Community space, Transport Museum. Don't forget if you live in Coventry you can apply for a Go-CV card!

TeenTech City of Tomorrow

· TeenTech is a national charity working with school children to help them consider a future in digital, science technology and engineering.

· Their TeenTech City of Tomorrow initiative is working with nine Coventry schools with the help of WMG, University of Warwick

· Experts from WMG will deliver advice to children on sustainable materials, and inspire them as they design and build their city of the future out of recyclable household items

· A few Cities will then be exhibited at The Coventry Transport Museum

As it’s ‘Cities, Regions and Built Environment’ day at the COP26 summit in Glasgow, researchers from WMG at the University of Warwick are helping children understand sustainability and its importance, by delivering an online session about sustainable materials and why it’s important we use them more for a greener future, thanks to funding from the University’s Innovative Manufacturing and Future Materials GRP.

University of Warwick announces expert delegation to attend COP26

The University of Warwick has announced its delegation of 17 attending the global climate conference, COP26, in Glasgow in November. The university is one of a limited number of institutions to have been granted official observer status by the UN-led conference, which is being hosted by the UK.

To find out more about what the University of Warwick is doing around sustainability, please visit

Thu 21 Oct 2021, 15:00 | Tags: Kerry Kirwan, GRPNews, Circular Economy, WMG, Public Engagement, COP26

Sustainable Coventry and Warwickshire

As part of our wider programme for sustainable and transformative change in Coventry and Warwickshire, we held a Symposium on October 11 to explore sustainability across a spectrum of areas. The event was spearheaded by our Global Research Priorities (GRPs) and addressed urgent sustainability challenges. The event formed part of a wider programme around sustainability to help achieve transformative change in our region through fresh innovation. We have collated photographs, presentations and videos from the day, which you can access here.

Sustainable Coventry and Warwickshire Symposium

Sustainable Coventry and Warwickshire SymposiumThe vital challenge of sustainability, and how to address the questions it raises, are set to be examined through a collaboration of researchers and leading figures from across our region and beyond, thanks to the University of Warwick.

The Sustainable Coventry and Warwickshire Symposium (11 October) forms part of a wider programme around sustainability to help achieve transformative change in our region through fresh innovation.

Delegates will engage directly with Warwick researchers working at the forefront of developing interdisciplinary ways to help address the challenges of sustainability across our region.

For the full press release please click here and more information about related research and events taking place please click here

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