CNESS website is now online

The website of Tampere University´s newly established research platform for Climate Neutral Energy Systems and Society (CNESS) is now online. Check out the website to learn more about the main research focus, participating research groups and upcoming projects!
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our times that requires extensive and collective actions. The newly established Climate Neutral Energy Systems and Society (CNESS) research platform is a novel approach to address these challenges from the perspective of energy systems and society. CNESS combines Tampere University’s existing and emerging potential and expertise in several engineering, natural science and social science disciplines across the campuses in the City Centre and Hervanta. Under the leadership of Jean Monnet professor Pami Aalto, the research platform will focus on five closely interrelated areas: electrification of energy systems, hard-to-electrify areas, societal implications of the energy transition, value creation and energy transition, and energy policy. This interdisciplinary character allows CNESS to contribute notably to areas where natural sciences, engineering, business, and social science competencies on their own are not sufficient to tackle the evolving climate and future energy-related challenges.
The CNESS website is now live, bringing you updates about the research groups within CNESS, current projects, news, and more. Active collaboration with partners and stakeholders is integral to CNESS, including creating a space for interested students to get involved. While the work of CNESS has just begun and joint research projects are emerging, several events, starting with a kick-off event, are currently in planning. Visit the page and sign up for the newsletter to stay informed about CNESS activities and opportunities!
Research platforms are Tampere University’s own fixed-term research structures established to promote national and international collaboration across disciplinary boundaries and with different stakeholders and partners. CNESS is one of the two selected platforms out of 14 applicants in the first call in Spring 2021.