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Thursday 23 June 2022

CGI launches sustainability research programme

SuCGI logopported by the United Nations, CGI has launched a new research programme in partnership with several leading universities. The programme, Sustainability Exploration Environmental Data Science (SEEDS), has been designed to challenge thinking and practice around sustainability and low carbon business models.

The programme has been founded with universities including the University of Leicester, Loughborough University, Coventry University, and Keele University. The collaboration will look to develop “ground-breaking” products and solutions, drawing on advanced technologies in areas like AI and digital twins, to benefits governments, business, and individuals in the UK and across the rest of the world.

Aligned with the United Nations’ climate change and biodiversity agendas, research areas will include climate mitigation and adaptation solutions, natural capital accounting solutions, chemicals and waste reduction solutions, and supply chain sustainability.

CGI Business Green Leaders Highly Commended Award

In line with our enduring 2019 research theme, The Year of the Relationship, we are witnessing a keenness amongst industry and academia to collaborate to solve some of the more challenging issues facing the world. Enabling efficient knowledge exchange between academia and industry is viewed as key to transferring academic research into industrial application. Another recent example was the launch of the National Robotarium at Heriot Watt University last year (see National Robotarium underway to innovate to solve global challenges).

CGI UK’s recently appointed Chief Sustainability Officer, Mattie Yeta (see CGI appoints Mattie Yeta to UK Executive), is encouraging all universities and research institutions to join the programme.

This announcement comes the morning after CGI celebrated being Highly Commended, under the category of Nature-Based Project of the Year at the Business Green Leaders Awards, for its Project Seagrass GeoData360 Earth Observation Platform (see CGI supports Project Seagrass with SpaceTech).

Posted by: Georgina O'Toole at 09:28

Tags: partnerships   collaboration   sustainability   climatechange  

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