Research and impact

Greenmode, and its director Dr Simon Divecha, is involved in the application of research for sustained impact, innovation and competitive advantage. Highlights include:

  • The University of Adelaide’s doctoral medal for outstanding research at a PhD level. His thesis, A climate for change, focuses on implementation and barriers to change. It investigates this in two leading multinational companies.
  • Co-leader of the University of Adelaide’s, Spencer Gulf Ecosystem and Development Initiative, funded by (currently AUD2.5 million) BHP Billiton, Santos, Arrium, Nyrstar, Centrex, Alinta and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation with Flinders University and SARDI as research partners.
  • Major role for the (AUD70 million) winning Adelaide Solar City Consortium comprising ANZ, BP Solar, Big Switch Projects, Lend Lease, Origin Energy, and City of Salisbury to develop and demonstrate holistic energy solutions.