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SONNET brings diverse groups together to make sense of how social innovation can bring about a more sustainable energy sector in Europe.

How has social innovation contributed to making our energy sources cleaner? How can social change help reduce our carbon footprint in the future? SONNET cities and academic partners are working together to get to the bottom of these questions and more.

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Six city partners are testing out social innovations for energy transition through their City Labs

SONNET breaks down divisions: it looks at how technological and social innovations meet to jointly contribute to the energy transition, and it brings together academic and city partners to co-create knowledge collaboratively from ‘day one’

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The latest news, events and publications from the SONNET team

Urban and rural perspectives on social innovation in Germany’s Energiewende

The Energiewende is a major plan to transform Germany’s energy system into one based mainly on renewable energy…

Bristol hosts its City Lab launch event on re-energising community buildings

This blog post has been written by the hosts of the Bristol City Lab kick-off event from Bristol…

SONNET is featured as part of the Wiki on Sustainable Just Cities

From its design through to its outputs, SONNET is committed to the co-creation of knowledge. This has many…

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