Birmingham Decarbonisation Summer School - C-DICE

Birmingham Decarbonisation Summer School - C-DICE


24 July 2023


28 July 2023
Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, University of Birmingham

The Birmingham Decarbonisation Summer School is a five-day event that will bring doctoral and postdoctoral researchers together to propose a technical solution and business model for a decarbonisation challenge. Accepted applicants will be pooled into interdisciplinary teams of up to 5 members each and will compete by pitching their proposal to a judging panel by the end of the summer school. The winning team will receive a lot of kudos and a £500 prize to be split amongst the team members (up to £100 per person, this may take the form of vouchers).

The summer school will focus this year on decarbonising a railway service in the UK. We are partnering with Ricardo plc, a leading engineering consultancy, who will present the challenge and put you in the seat of a consultant for the week. There will be plenty of technical talks by academics and industry experts to better familiarise attendees with the challenges facing railway decarbonisation. Lastly, a social programme and team building activities are planned to ensure a fun week for all!

This event is sponsored and supported by ERA, C-DICE, N8 NIST-CS, Ricardo plc, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE), and the University of Birmingham IEEE Student Branch.


Info webinar 28 April 11:30-12:30 – register here.

Further details 


Registration opens 24 March
Info webinar – register here. 28 April
Application deadline 10 May
Notification to applicants 24 May
Deadline for applicant acceptance 31 May
Summer School 24 – 28 July