Horizon Energy



At Horizon we are dedicated to researching, promoting and championing the potential of ubiquitous digital technology, looking at the challenges of providing a new generation of personal applications that use the traces we leave behind whenever we use mobile, internet and other digital technologies, in a manner that respects personal privacy and enriches, rather than supplants, the rich range of social interactions that we engage in at work and at home.

Working in collaboration with leading academic and commercial partners across a broad spectrum of subjects, we aim to deliver exciting research results which will shape the digital economy of tomorrow.

Our Research aims are to:

  • Address the key scientific challenges in the widespread adoption of ubiquitous computing for an inclusive digital society
  • Produce landmark user-led applications grounded in deployment ‘in the wild’
  • Engage in knowledge transfer, including training and consultancy
  • Develop a new generation of interdisciplinary researchers
  • Understand societal issues and to engage with public policy

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Case Studies


Energy Efficiency Behaviour in the Workplace

Providing occupants with feedback on their energy use in a non-domestic situation could be used to encourage energy saving behaviour or to communicate reasons for new organizational policies... read more



Energy Technologies Research Institute

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 84969
email: energy@nottingham.ac.uk