Dr Phil Hemmingway – Head of the Low Carbon Technologies Department, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

    • Dr Phil Hemmingway – Head of the Low Carbon Technologies Department, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)'s presentations

    Dr Phil Hemmingway is an engaging and experienced speaker with a passion for cutting-edge solutions to Ireland’s energy challenges. Phil is Head of the Low Carbon Technologies Department at the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), which is responsible for a range of research, behavioural economics, policy, modelling, statistics and technical activities in support SEAI’s vision for Ireland’s energy to be sustainable, secure, affordable and clean. His Department manages the SEAI RD&D Funding Programme which supports businesses and researchers develop new energy solutions, as well as enhancing Ireland’s national capacity to access international energy R&D funding.

    Phil is an expert in sustainable energy research and technologies. Prior to joining SEAI, Phil held positions at Science Foundation Ireland where he was responsible for development & governance of multi-million euro R&D investment programmes and leadership of SFI energy, engineering & environment activities; UCD where he was a Lecturer in the School of Biosystems Engineering; and RPS Group as an energy consultant/design engineer. He holds Bacholors and PhD degrees from UCD and is a Chartered Engineer.


    Title: Funding Energy Innovation – the SEAI 2018 RD&D Funding Programme

    Synopsis: Climate change is the most significant threat faced by the world today. Critical to meeting Ireland’s legally binding targets are new innovative market, policy and technical solutions that will reduce our carbon emissions and support a thriving and efficient clean energy sector.

    Phil heads up a dynamic team managing a multi-million-euro research fund, providing financial and other supports to develop new and innovative responses to the energy challenges we face. His team engage with researchers across a diverse range of energy research topics and have in-depth knowledge of innovative energy research projects with commercial and environmental benefits for Ireland.

    Phil will provide the audience with an overview of the SEAI RD&D funding programme, details of innovative energy research projects which have previously received support & the impact which they have achieved, details EU energy research funding and opportunities to benefit from engagement with the International Energy Agency.