Collaborative R&D Competition Briefing
200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5SG
18 June 2014, 12.00-17.00
Energy Harvesting: Addressing Power Challenges in Electronic Systems
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. Until relatively recently commercially available energy harvesting technologies have remained elusive and developments are still largely driven by niche requirements.
The Technology Strategy Board is planning a collaborative R&D competition with up to £2.5m 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 competition is expected to open in early June 2014.
Please join the TSB and CENSIS for a networking lunch followed by an outline of the call, and hear more about the ways in which CENSIS can support energy harvesting innovation in Scotland.
- 12:00 – 13:30 Registration and buffet lunch
- 13:30 – 13:40 Welcome from organisers
- 13:40 – 14:30 Energy Harvesting Competition: Scope and Application Process (Myrddin Jones, TSB)
- 14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break
- 15:00 – 15:15 Supporting Energy Harvesting Innovation in Scotland (Duncan Bremner, CENSIS)
- 15:15 – 15:30 What makes a good TSB application (Alex Efimov, KTN)
- 15:30 – 16:00 Introductions from delegates
- 16:00 – 17:00 Networking time, refreshments, closure
Registration & Further Information
Please visit the TSB’s Eventbrite page to register for this event.