EPSRC Energy Harvesting Network

TSB Energy Harvesting Competition Briefing (Cambridge)

Date: Monday 21st July 2014, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Hughes Hall, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, CB1 2EW

Energy harvesting is a means of powering wireless electronic devices by scavenging low grade, ambient energy sources such as environmental vibrations, human power, thermal and solar energy and their conversion into useable electrical energy. Energy harvesting devices are potentially attractive as replacements for primary batteries in low power wireless sensor nodes or to extend battery life by charging rechargeable batteries. Until relatively recently commercially available energy harvesting technologies have remained elusive and developments are still largely driven by niche requirements. The Technology Strategy Board has launched a collaborative R&D competition with up to GBP2.5M to invest in projects using low-power energy harvesting technologies for autonomous electronics. This initiative will help companies explore the opportunities created by energy harvesting to extend the life of batteries in low-power devices or to eliminate the need for batteries altogether.

The KTN has organised some further short briefing meetings to accommodate those who couldn't make the earlier regional ones or still looking for collaborative partners. To learn more about the competition scope and process and about writing a good application please register for this event.

12.00-12.15: Arrival/registration and coffee
12.15-13.00: Energy Harvesting Competition: Scope and Application Process, Myrddin Jones, Technology Strategy Board
13.00-14.00: Introductions of delegates and networking lunch

Further Information: https://connect.innovateuk.org/en/web/espktn/events

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