“The Newton Machine” project, by our researchers James Auger and Julian Hanna and Laura Watts (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark) in collaboration with Community Energy Scotland, was awarded the 2017 International Cultural Innovation Award, by the Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona (CCCB). “The Newton Machine” is a prototype for batteries that use gravity to store renewable energy. Their investigation explores the specific needs of local communities with the aim of helping them achieve clean and free energy self-sufficiency. The project has three stages: an experimentation laboratory, a live laboratory to work on prototypes, and a workshop in which the project coordinators will present their entire experience. See the official announcement here.