CSE, Samsung and Lancaster Uni share award for innovative schools project

18 November 2020

The Energy in Schools project – in which CSE and Lancaster University under the leadership of Samsung built an innovative energy management platform for schools – has won a silver award in the Best Combined Programme category of the Corporate Engagement Awards.

The project was also highly commended in the Best Educational Programme award.

The Corporate Engagement Awards are presented by Communicate magazine and recognise the most successful and innovative corporate partnerships, sponsorships and CSR programmes, and the communication strategies surrounding those collaborations. Each winner’s project has added value its organisation’s reputation.

Karen Smith, who is leading CSE’s contribution to the project, said “We’re thrilled that the benefits that Energy in Schools project brings to schools – with pupils and teachers involved at every level – impressed the judges. The innovative technology that we’ve been using – in particular the micro:bit - should help schools to not only reduce their energy use, but shift it to off peak time when energy may be cheaper or to times when renewable energy generation is high.”

The Energy in Schools is funded by BEIS’s Non-domestic Smart Energy Management Innovation Competition, and in further recognition of the project’s success and relevance is that funding has now been extended to explore how battery technology can benefit schools.

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