EPSRC Energy Harvesting Network

Energy Harvesting 2017

Date: Wednesday 05th April 2017
Location: Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA, United Kingdom

This annual event is hosted by the Energy Harvesting Network, working with the KTN Energy Harvesting SIG, bringing together academics, industrialists and end-users of energy harvesting technologies. The EH Network has registered members from over 400 companies and institutions. The event will be a valuable opportunity to:
  • Hear from industrial and academic experts on a wide variety of EH topics
  • See technology demonstrators from industry and academia
  • See posters from researchers
  • Network with a broad mix of industrial and academic attendees
This year's event is supported by the KTN and sponsored by 8Power Ltd and Perpetuum Ltd.



The event provides a platform for disseminating energy-harvesting advances and applications in the UK, and contains presentations from well-respected speakers in academia and industry. The event also has limited space for posters from researchers and postgraduate research students. Registration for the event costs GBP60, although a discounted rate of GBP40 is available for attendees from academia and members of the KTN. There are a limited number of exhibition tables available for table-top exhibitions and demonstrations. The exhibitor registration fee is GBP300 and includes a 5-minute 'elevator pitch'. Please contact event@eh-network.org for details. Online registration is now OPEN. Please register here.

The registration fee is waived for PhD students that present a poster, but due to the limited space, this offer is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To qualify for this, you must currently be registered as a PhD student and also supply an abstract to the organisers. PhD student posters will be judged, and a "Best Poster" prize of a GBP100 Amazon voucher awarded at the end of the event. Anyone wishing to present a poster should email event@eh-network.org as soon as possible.

The tentative event agenda is as follows:

9:30 Arrival, Registration, Networking and Refreshments
10:00 Welcome and Introduction
Dibin Zhu, University of Exeter; Yu Jia, University of Chester
10.10 Keynote: Energy harvesting for wearable applications
Prof Steve Beeby, University of Southampton
10.40 Design and optimisation of miniature vibration energy harvesters to supply low-power sensing systems
Dr Emmanuelle Arroyo, University of Cambridge
11.00 Vibration energy harvesting, from lab to field
Dr Antony Rix, 8power Ltd
11.20 Coffee Break, Exhibition, Networking and Poster Session
11:45 Thermoelectrics: Energy harvesting and Scavenging Heat from the Earth
Dr Jonathan Siviter, University of Glasgow
12:05 Sublimation engines: some proof-of-concept results
Dr Rodrigo Ledesma Aguilar, Northumbria University
12:25 'Elevator Pitches' from Exhibiting Companies
12:35 Buffet Lunch, Exhibition, Networking and Poster Session
13:45 Keynote: Energy Harvesting demands for emerging applications
Sandra Fernandez and David Earle, McLaren Applied Technologies
14:10 Inductive Power Transfer in the MHz ISM bands
Prof Paul Mitcheson, Imperial College London
14:30 Zero-Power Monitoring and Wake-Up for Energy Harvesting, Wireless Sensors, and Remote-Controlled Devices
Dr Plamen Proynov, University of Bristol
14:50 Energy Harvesting SiG and future UK directions on Energy Harvesting
Nigel Rix, KTN
15:00 Best Poster Award, Coffee Break, Exhibition and Networking
15.30 Advances in vibrational energy harvesting for applications in IoT
Prof. Saibal Roy, Tyndall National Institute
15:50 Strain energy harvesting powered wireless sensor nodes
Dr Zheng Jun Chew, University of Exeter
16:10 EH powered rail track monitoring goes global
Roy Freeland, Perpetuum Ltd
16:30 End of Event



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