Established in 2007, the partnership with EDF has allowed the UCL Energy Institute to develop strong links with EDF UK and with the EDF Research Network ECLEER in Europe. The relationship has centred on collaborative research funding from the government Energy Technology Institute (ETI), with additional specific research and Doctoral Training. In 2011, EDF was awarded the UCL Enterprise Corporate Partner of the Year Award.
Vincent de Rivz, CEO of EDF commented on the partnership:”UCL has been at the front edge of sustainability. They have been very good at helping us to understand the importance of decarbonisation. For me, UCL is a pioneer of enlightenment – the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people. I think they feel that they have a social responsibility, that has been at the heart of the UCL mantra from the beginning. This social responsibility is also very much at the heart of what I want for my business. That’s why I think there is a very good cultural fit, behind common values, between UCL and EDF."
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