Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Niall

Contact Surname: Dunphy

Contact Address:

Director, Cleaner Production Promotion Unit, School of Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: + 353 21 490 2521

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Email Address:

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: University College Cork

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

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Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Niall is the Director of the Cleaner Production Promotion Unit, a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary research group based in UCC’s School of Engineering and an affiliate centre of the university’s Environmental Research Institute. The group conducts engaged research focused on the theme of society, sustainability and energy.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
sustainable consumption, cleaner production, energy citizenship, sustainable built environment, environmental policy integration, sustainable business models

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 Sustainable Environment Research
 Green Enterprise Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Fighting and adapting to climate change

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Support innovative policies and societal changes

Focus Areas

 Smart cities and communities

→ Competitive low-carbon energy

 Energy Efficiency

 Mobility for growth

 Overcoming the crisis: new ideas, strategies and governance structures for Europe

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

None specified.

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.

Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.

Project Coordinator - ENTRUST: Energy System Transition Through Stakeholder Activation, Education and Skills Development [2015-18 EU Horizon 2020 Programme] ENTRUST provides mapping of Europe’s energy system (key actors & their intersections, technologies, markets, policies, innovations) and an in-depth understanding of how human behaviour around energy is shaped by both technological systems and socio-demographic factors (esp. gender, age and socio-economic status). UCC Principal Investigator - UMBRELLA: Business Model Innovation for High Performance Buildings Supported by Whole Life Optimisation [2012-15 EU Seventh Framework Programme] UMBRELLA involves the the development of a web-based decision-support application, providing independent evaluation tools built around adaptable business models. Within the project we are focussed on leading stakeholder engagement, value identification and the development of business models.

LIFE and COST Actions

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Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:

CA COST Action CA16232 European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation

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