Join us to explore, develop and win funds for your solution to the energy crisis. Apply now
Friday 2nd Nov - Sunday 4th Nov / Manchester / Ages 16+ / Free
This event will bring together technology developers, social innovators and social scientists to find what new technology and models could make the energy system fairer and more equitable.
The winning team will receive a £2,000 prize, opportunities to develop a business case and pitch to funders.
The hack will start at 6pm on Friday 2nd November and finish by 2pm on Sunday 4th November. Sessions will take place across the weekend with great food, time to socialise, network and dance thrown in to the mix.
Electricity supply has been dominated by big corporations or nationalised companies with local communities and individuals having little say about where their energy comes from, how it is generated or who it benefits.
Carbon Coop withdraws involvement in Manchester Science Festival Exhibition in protest at Shell sponsorship
Carbon Co-op have today announced their withdrawal from the 2018 Manchester Science Festival after the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) announced that part of the festival would be sponsored by the oil company Shell. The community retrofit and renewables firm was a partner in MSI's exhibition on Electricity, which will be part of the festival. Carbon Co-op are “hugely disappointed” that a public science event is being used to promote an oil company, and so are withdrawing their support.
At the same time, a public letter opposing the sponsorship has been signed by a large group of prominent scientists, artists, campaigners, politicians, local organisations and representatives of communities affected by Shell's activities. Many had already approached the museum privately through a joint letter on the 9th of July, asking them not to partner with an oil company. But in a response today the museum refused their request, and did not acknowledge or engage with any of their concerns.
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