“Mike is a natural facilitator – he is very diplomatic and ensured that everyone had their say”

John Barrett, Professor of Sustainability Research, University of Leeds

Supporting Major Research Projects

Delivering Net Zero (DNZ)

Delivering Net Zero (DNZ) was a major research project focused on the role of research in the challenge to transition the UK to net zero.  Cultivate Innovation were key to the development and execution of the project.  Mike Colechin led the project alongside Professor John Barrett from the University of Leeds and Professor Nick Pidgeon of Cardiff University.

Project contributions

  • managing engagements with stakeholders from across the academic, public, private and third sectors
  • leading the collaborative design of a series of workshops to explore diverse views on how net zero could be delivered
  • working with a skilled and experienced group of workshop facilitators to successfully deliver an ambitious research programme
  • supporting the collation, analysis and subsequent communication of the research outputs
  • ensuring effective project and knowledge management throughout the programme

Client Testimonial

John Barrett, Professor of Sustainability Research, University of Leeds

“Having worked with Mike before, I enlisted Cultivate Innovation to support the development of DNZ, when it was important to put a structure in place to ensure that we achieved the right research outcomes. Mike worked closely with me to develop our research plan, engage appropriate stakeholders and embed a communication strategy.  This enabled us to identify when key outputs were expected, the beneficiaries of the research and how to successfully communicate with them.  Working with Cultivate has resulted in a very successful project despite some significant challenges that we had to overcome, not least the COVID pandemic that forced us to completely re-design our methodology.  We continue to deliver impact from the outputs of the work, which is helping UK Research & Innovation to shape their future funding programmes.”