Collaborative Research and Innovation

For driving forward collaborative partnerships across an institutional theme.

Winner: C-DICE

Through providing collaboration grants across the majority of the main areas highlighted in the UK government’s 10-point-plan for net zero, C-DICE is connecting and enabling an interdisciplinary community to work effectively to address key research challenges.

C-DICE is also hosting the National Postdoc Conference in September 2023, bringing over 200 researchers to campus, and is building international networks through our work around the world, including most recently, an Indian-UK Energy Systems Webinar series. Loughborough researchers have benefited directly with around £30k in grants distributed to LU researchers, and over 100 days-worth of bespoke training and development received.

Five representatives from C-DICE receiving their award from the Vice-Chancellor, Nick Jennings
Representatives from C-DICE receiving their award from the Vice-Chancellor, Nick Jennings


Peru Sano Team

I am nominating Professor Emily Rousham and her Peru Sano team (from SSEHS: Emma Haycraft, Ines Varela Silva, Oonagh Markey and Paula Griffiths) for the work that they have done in Peru over the last four years to work with a local university, groups and organisations on identifying interventions to improve infant and young child nutrition in poor urban areas.

This work was funded by an MRC grant and led to the co-design of protocol intervention ideas to improve anaemia and overweight and obesity in infants and young children.

Rob Bateson

I have nominated Rob Bateson because of the support he has been giving to Melissa Schiele (one of the Wolfson school PhD students). They have been working with fixed wing and multi rotor UAV drones for research into conservation projects worldwide, to develop a system for the otherwise unattainable, cost-effective imaging for a wide variety of marine conservation projects.

Using this technology, they have been able to assist the UK government and Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to help monitor activities such as illegal fishing in the British Indian Ocean Territories.