We are WSSET, a non-profit organisation focused on sustainability.
WHO WE ARE
“WSSET: A Unifying Hub for Society, Sustainability, and Technology—where global minds convene, shared challenges spark dialogue, and collaborative solutions illuminate the path to a sustainable future.”
The WSSET is a non-profit organisation led by Professor Saffa Riffat, a renowned figure in Sustainable Energy at the University of Nottingham, UK. WSSET is dedicated to forging practical partnerships between academia and industry, driving sustainable development worldwide. In the face of climate change challenges, WSSET plays a pivotal role in finding innovative solutions. Join us in shaping a sustainable future together.
In 2002, Professor Riffat set out to formalise a community of researchers, academics, and industry professionals dedicated to sustainable energy technologies. This vision materialised with the inaugural Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) conference held in Porto. Little did Professor Riffat know that this event would mark the beginning of a remarkable journey spanning over two decades.
Building a Community
From that first conference in Porto, WSSET set out to build a global community committed to sustainable energy. Today, with over 3000 members, WSSET has created a tapestry of like-minded individuals united by a common goal—to further the development of sustainable energy technologies.
Our Core Values
At the core of WSSET are principles that guide our every action. We believe in fostering collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and inclusivity. WSSET remains steadfast in its commitment to being a non-profit organisation, ensuring accessibility and inclusivity for all.
Milestones and Achievements
Over the past two decades, WSSET has achieved significant milestones, uniting members from 186 countries. WSSET has brought together thousands of researchers and professionals in collaborative efforts, publishing over 7000 research articles. Notable innovations include contributions to self-cleaning glass technology, the introduction of inflatable greenhouses, and pioneering farming using mine shafts.
As we reflect on our journey, WSSET remains committed to driving sustainability and technological development. What began as a visionary concept by Professor Riffat has evolved into a global organisation, and we invite you to join us in shaping the future of sustainable energy. Together, let’s continue to drive positive change, inspire innovation, and create a sustainable future for generations to come.
WANT TO HELP MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT?
WSSET envisions a globally connected community, uniting professionals in sustainable innovation. Through dynamic platforms and impactful events, we foster ongoing dialogue and a shared commitment to advancing global sustainability.
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