ABB and academia collaborate on energy efficiency to mitigate climate change

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ABB and academia collaborates
ABB and academia collaborates

ABB recently organized a symposium in Sweden, bringing together leading researchers to discuss energy efficiency solutions in the context of climate change. The symposium focused on industries such as transportation and buildings, and aimed to raise awareness about the opportunities for increased energy efficiency.

ABB, a global technology company, recently hosted a symposium in Västerås, Sweden, bringing together leading researchers to discuss the role of energy efficiency solutions in mitigating climate change. The event focused on the industries of transportation and buildings, and involved senior researchers from ABB Corporate Research. The symposium is part of a series of four events that ABB is hosting to raise awareness about the opportunities for increased energy efficiency.

The twelve professors who attended the symposium were from universities such as Aalto University, Chalmers University of Technology, Imperial College, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Lunds University, Malardalens University, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and the University of Nottingham. Together with the ABB researchers, they spent two days discussing research challenges related to energy efficiency, examining technology and design processes, and discussing business models.

ABB emphasized that energy efficiency is crucial for sustainable development and defined challenges and opportunities together with the participants. The discussions focused on how energy efficiency can help achieve climate goals and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While the opportunities to achieve these goals exist on many fronts, little is happening in terms of actual implementation. The participants highlighted the need to raise awareness about these opportunities and encourage better dialogue between technology suppliers and customers.

Cathy Yao Chen, Electrification Business Research Manager, ABB
Cathy Yao Chen, Electrification Business Research Manager, ABB

Cathy Yao Chen, Electrification Business Research Manager at ABB, stated that energy efficiency is one of the most strategically important areas to address in the energy transition. The symposium was a productive two-day exercise, and the results will be compiled and used to help research funders and the EU research agenda. ABB plans to host similar events in the US, Germany, and Switzerland in the coming months.

The collaboration between ABB and academia contributes to a better understanding of the importance of energy efficiency in mitigating climate change and lowering energy costs. By investing in industry and focusing on research and education, countries like Sweden can gain an advantage over the rest of the world in terms of sustainability and competitiveness.

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