CIED’s Engagement Hub promotes the development and diffusion of low energy innovations through various forms of engagement between researchers and practitioners. The Hub helps to ensure our research programme is relevant and accessible and that we respond effectively to policy and other agendas. By building relationships with different groups of stakeholders, the Hub informs the design and conduct of our research and helps to maximise its impact.
The Hub carries out a range of activities including: hosting visitors, organising research and policy workshops, holding conferences, responding to government consultations and contributing to broader policy debates. CIED also collaborates with non-academic organisations on specific questions and problems, while short placements of researchers provide additional resources to those organisations and help researchers gain a deeper understanding of the practical issues they face.