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Founded in 2005, Energy Futures Lab is Imperial’s oldest Global Challenge Institute. The Institute was set up to address global energy challenges by identifying and leading new opportunities to serve industry, government and society at large through high quality research and advocacy for positive change. The institute aims to promote energy innovation and advance systemic solutions for a sustainable energy future by bringing together the science, engineering and policy expertise at Imperial and fostering collaboration with a wide variety of external partners.

Energy Futures Lab is led by two co-directors and its work is informed and supported by our Research Theme Champions and Leads alongside an Advisory Board, Strategy Board, and the institute’s staff.

Our vision

To instigate and develop world-leading energy research and education that addresses global challenges and to ensure that Imperial College remains a vibrant and stimulating place to develop ideas, innovative technologies and positively impact society in the UK and internationally.

Our mission

Excellence in research, innovation and education through a culture of multi-disciplinary working that integrates the science, engineering and policy expertise at Imperial and in collaboration with industry and other partners to produce systemic solutions.

Our aims 

Energy Futures Lab’s strategy is embodied in these five aims: 

  1. Position Imperial to influence the international debate on the energy transition.
  2. Maintain at the College a healthy and connected set of research activities in research. 
  3. Initiate research programmes and support ongoing activities in major challenge topics.
  4. Inspire and enable future leaders in the energy sector. 
  5. Aid College staff and students to create and amplify impact from their research.