Other ideas included a hackathon with the aim of generating ideas and concepts for technological solutions using data to promote decarbonisation; and support for the development of zero carbon affordable homes and the refurbishment of existing homes.
The ENE project is also seeking access to data such as home energy performance information, vehicle and transport information, geospatial information and the output of smart meters to enable organisations to lower carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency.
Professor Newport said, "We are providing a range of Research and Development expertise, as well as business development support to help SMEs to become more energy efficient or develop services or products that promote decarbonisation."
The ENE project has received funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. It covers the counties of Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Rutland and parts of Lincolnshire and Essex.
To find out more about how the SRI is supporting the ENE project or to become involved, visit our webpage.