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Imperial’s COVID-19 vaccine explained

Imperial’s COVID-19 vaccine explained

As the first trials of Imperial’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate got underway in June, Professor Robin Shattock, Dr Katrina Pollock and Dr David Owen explain how the vaccine works, how it’s being trialled, and plans to help it reach populations around the world, if it proves to be effective in protecting people against COVID-19. read more

Imperial Tech Foresight event

Imperial Tech Foresight event

Intentional Creations virtual conference – Malleable Matter, on Thursday 25 June 2020 – looks at the limitations, or opportunities, of the materials underpinning the technology itself. read more

Electric Insights quarterly report – Jan-Mar 2020

Electric Insights quarterly report – Jan-Mar 2020

Commissioned by Drax and delivered by Dr iain Staffell and team, the quarterly Electric Insights reports analyse raw data made publicly available by National Grid and Elexon, which run the electricity and balancing market respectively, and Sheffield Solar. read more

Power system flexibility is keeping Great Britain’s lights on

Power system flexibility is keeping Great Britain’s lights on

Maintaining flexible power systems able to rapidly respond to changes on the grid is critical in preventing power cuts as Britain transitions to a net zero economy according to Electric Insights report by Dr Iain Staffell and Drax read more

The global energy revolution

The global energy revolution

Dr Iain Staffell, Dr Malte Jansen and consultants from e4Tech commissioned by Drax Group to inform the debate on decarbonising the global energy system, evaluating progress and lessons learnt re fossil fuels, clean power, electric vehicles, carbon capture and storage and efficiency read more

Energising Britain

Energising Britain

New technologies are transforming the way we live and work. They are changing businesses and communities and creating huge opportunities to improve our quality of life, and Britain’s ability to compete in a global economy. read more

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Energising Britain Report

Energising Britain Report

Dr Iain Staffell, Dr Malte Jansen and consultants from e4Tech were commissioned by Drax Group to look into the progress, impacts and outlook for transforming Britain’s energy system. read more

Putting science into Sci-Fi

Putting science into Sci-Fi

When Left Bank Pictures (producers of The Crown and Lost) were looking for someone to give their Sci fi adventure, ORIGIN, a touch of realism - they called upon Imperial Consultants. Thanks to his previous work with filmmakers, writers and artists, they were introduced to Dr Roberto Trotta, a theoretical cosmologist renowned for taking on the unusual - and gifted in translating ‘science-speak’ into layman’s terms. read more

Informing the debate on Britain’s electricity system

Informing the debate on Britain’s electricity system

The electricity sector is currently undergoing unprecedented changes, including obligations to decarbonise and pressure to keep bills down. With old coal being driven off the system, new nuclear given the go-ahead, prices reaching new highs and lows, and clean energy overtaking fossil fuels for the first time, there is an increasing need for a strong evidence base and robust analysis. read more