At the end of 2019, the ENRGISED project team received communication from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) that their proposal has been approved for financing. The application had been submitted in April 2019 under the call: Complexity and Creative Industry: Grip on Transitions and Resilience. The seeks to stimulate households to transition away from natural gas towards green energy alternatives. In particular, the project is about shaping energy transition experiments in Dutch cities in collaboration with citizens and other stakeholders.
The first ENRGISED project group meeting was held on the 9th of October at 1400 to 1600 hours. It was an online meeting. The meeting was attended by seventeen participants representing eight of the project partner organisations. One key outcome of the meeting was the two postdoctoral researchers were introduced. They are Jiamin Ou from Utrecht University and Abby Muricho Onencan from the Delft University of Technology. They also presented their current work and a detailed project work plan.
On 24th August 2020, Jesal Shah graduates as the first student to conduct research under the ENRGISED project. She designed a toolkit consists of 3 items:
1) A deck of inspiration cards
2) A set of 5 design canvases (that guide the design process); and
3) A handbook that outlines how to use inspiration cards and canvases to design the interventions.
Wednesday 19 February 2020 was the official kick-off meeting of the ENRGISED project. The kick-off meeting took place at the Industrial Design Engineering Faculty of the Delft University of Technology, where all project partners were present. The project, which will be led by TU Delft and will take three years. The meeting agreed that the next steps are mapping existing tools, selecting case study contexts, and studying social contagion networks.