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Who we are 

Next Generation Energy Systems (NexSys) is an all-island, multidisciplinary energy research programme

NexSys is hosted by the (opens in a new window)UCD Energy Institute in partnership with eight other leading research institutions: ESRI, DCU, Queen’s University Belfast, University of Galway, Maynooth University, Trinity College Dublin, UCC, and Ulster University. 

46 leading academics work in partnership with industry to tackle the challenges of energy decarbonisation, developing evidence-based pathways for a net zero energy system.

NexSys has received €16 million in funding through Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Strategic Partnership Programme (2022-26), with nine industry co-funding partners and one philanthropic donor. 

What we do

The NexSys programme is broken down into themes and five research hub strands comprised of different work packages and projects

  • Energy Systems: determining how energy systems should evolve to decarbonise.
  • Water: enabling water utilities to adapt to climate and energy targets.
  • Transport: transitioning to decarbonised multi-modal transport and renewable energy use in a fair way.
  • Cities & Communities: enabling communities to become inclusive, resilient and sustainable.
  • Offshore Wind: reducing lifetime cost and risk of offshore wind technologies.

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