EPSRC Energy Harvesting Network

TSB Energy Harvesting Competition Briefing (Southampton)

Date: Tuesday 22nd July 2014, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Faculty Board Room Building 32 Level 4 Room 4073, Highfield Campus, Hampshire, United Kingdom, SO17 1BJ

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. To learn more about the competition scope and process and about writing a good application please register at this event.

16.00-16.15: Arrival/registration and coffee
16.15-17.00: Energy Harvesting Competition: Scope and Application Process, Myrddin Jones, Technology Strategy Board
17.00-17.20: What makes a good TSB application, Simon Aliwell, KTN
17.20-18.00: Introductions of delegates and networking

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

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