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Delivering Battery Revolution: Reducing The Drivers of Climate Change in Indonesia

National Battery Research Institute (NBRI) in Indonesia and QMUL, in collaboration with the British Council, are pleased to invite you to participate in a Climate Challenge Workshop on to be held 12-14th July 2021.


The aim of this Climate Challenge Workshop is to harness the power of people all over the world – particularly young people and those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change – to connect and collaborate through culture and education to combat climate change. This workshop will explain the causes and the role that Indonesia has on climate change, locally and globally, across different economic sectors (e.g transport, energy, industry, tourism, household) as well as the social and economic impact that climate change will have on Indonesia. It will address the solutions, whether technological or socioeconomic, by the following themes: 

  1. Climate change specific to Indonesia - causes and effects.
  2. Technological solutions that combine renewable energy (solar, wind, hydro) with batteries, put into the context of a battery transport revolution in Indonesia
  3. Socioeconomic, policy and financial barriers to climate change solutions in Indonesia

 We seek an expression of interest in joining a pre-workshop networking session to be held in May, which will enable attendees to form interdisciplinary and international teams to  bid for research funding in the area of  climate change, batteries and energy production/usage in Indonesia.  The total Challenge Prize is £30,000. The expression of interest deadline is short (20th April), but the final proposals due 22nd June.

There is also an opportunity to submit an abstract for talk  (also 22nd June), and there will be Dissemination Awards for those that give the best talks, to be used to present at a conference later in the year.

For more information, please go to our website at