Environmental specialists are wanted for climate tech accelerator Subak’s 2022 fellowship programme to deliver a data-driven project that will accelerate climate action. Successful applicants will receive £10k in grant funding and support from Subak’s impressive network.
Subak offers researchers anywhere in the world the grant funding to develop an innovative idea that will accelerate climate action. Fellows will join an ecosystem of like-minded startups and individuals who share data and work collaboratively to mitigate the climate crisis.
A global nonprofit organisation that funds and supports data-driven climate projects, Subak also provides its fellows with support and learning resources guided by an impressive line-up including Baroness Bryony Worthington (a lead author of the UK’s Climate Change Act), Amali de Alwis (former MD of Microsoft for Startups UK and CEO of Code First: Girls), Michelle You (entrepreneur and co-founder of Songkick), Gi Fernando MBE, and Dr Jack Kelly (former Google DeepMind machine learning engineer). Fellows also have the opportunity to collaborate with Subak’s member organisations who span the energy, transport and research sectors of environmental change.
Current Subak fellows hail from the likes of SpaceX, the Alan Turing Institute, and UCL’s Energy Systems and AI Lab. Their data-focussed climate projects include:
– Developing tools to improve the connection, extraction, and analysis of energy data
– Monitoring the transition to low carbon energy and making energy data accessible to a general audience
– Analysing the health of open-source infrastructure for environmental and climate science
– Designing a network of CO2 sensors to quantify greenhouse gas levels around the world
Applications for the 2022 fellowship can be submitted now here and will close on 21 January 2022.
With a growing global network of operations underway across the UK, US, and Australia, Subak’s accelerator and fellowship programmes are projected to fund and scale 500 climate organisations and projects in the next five years.
“In order for us to have a real impact on the climate crisis, we have to find our common ground and understand our mutual challenges – this means sharing our data, knowledge and tools. Subak fellows are uniquely positioned to help answer the toughest climate challenges by linking tech, data, policy and human behaviour. I’m extremely proud of the work already underway in our fellowship and am truly excited to welcome new fellows to our community and help their projects to flourish.”
– Amali de Alwis, CEO of Subak
‘A PhD can be quite isolating at the best of times – with the Subak fellowship I’ve had access to a network where we can bounce ideas off of each other. Being able to talk to people all over the world, you’re exposed to projects that you would’ve otherwise never heard of. Also as a PhD student in the energy sector, you don’t have access to clean energy data that other people are simply buying. Subak is making sure these projects happen collaboratively – not independently.”
– Ayrton Bourn, PhD student and Subak fellow