EPSRC Energy Harvesting Network

Energy Harvesting 2018

Date: Wednesday 9th May 2018
Location: Engine Shed, Station Approach, Bristol, BS1 6QH, United Kingdom

The annual one-day dissemination event organised by the Energy Harvesting Network is being held on 9th May 2018 at Engine Shed in Bristol. 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
  • Join in panel discussions with well-respected industrialists and academics
This year's event is supported by the KTN.

The event will provide a platform for disseminating energy-harvesting advances and applications in the UK and contain presentations from speakers in academia and industry. Topics covered include practical applications of energy harvesting from, for example, mechanical/vibration sources and thermoelectric energy harvesting, and systems solutions including aspects such as power management and energy storage. Confirmed speakers include Prof. Min Gao from Cardiff, Dr Sohini Kar-Narayan from Cambridge, Dr Yu Jia from Chester as well as Ron Cowley from Witt-energy, Chris Travis from Trameto, Jerome Rush from Passive Eye, Toju Reine from Kymira and Simon Yarwood from KTN. Well respected industrialists and acedemics will join the panel discussion to share their views on future direction of energy harvesting research. The tentative event agenda is as follows:

9:30 Arrival, Registration, Networking, and Coffee & Pastry
10:00 Welcome and Introduction
10.10 Key Issues in Design and Fabrication of Viable PV/TE Hybrid Systems
Prof Min Gao, Cardiff University
10.40 Efficiency versus effectiveness in energy harvesting systems
Chris Travis, Trameto
11.00 TBC
Jerome Rush, Passive Eye
11.20 Coffee Break, Exhibition, Networking and Poster Session
11:40 Polymer-based nanomaterials for mechanical energy harvesting applications
Dr Sohini Kar-Narayan, University of Cambridge
12:00 The smart garments of tomorrow: Applications of Energy Harvesting technology within apparel
Toju Raine, Kymira
12:20 'Elevator Pitches' from Demonstrators
12:40 Buffet Lunch, Exhibition, Demo, Networking and Poster Session
14:00 TBC
Ron Cowley, Witt-energy
14:30 Leveraging parametric resonance for MEMS vibration energy harvesting
Dr Yu Jia, University of Chester
14:50 Energy Harvesting SiG and future UK directions on Energy Harvesting
Simon Yarwood, KTN
15:10 Best Demonstrator/Poster Award
15.20 Panel Discussion and Q&A
16:00 End of Event and Departure

The event also has limited space for posters from researchers and postgraduate research students. The registration fee is waived for PhD students that present a poster. To qualify for this, you must currently be registered as a PhD student and also supply an abstract to the organisers. This year's event welcomes demonstrators of energy harvesting devices and systems from both academia and industry. The registration fee is also waived for academic delegates who bring demonstrators (one free registration per demonstrator). See the Call for Demonstrators for more details.

PhD student posters and demonstrators from academia will be judged. A "Best Poster" prize and a "Best Demonstrator" prize of a GBP100 Amazon voucher each will be awarded at the end of the event.

Due to the limited space, space for posters and demonstrators is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone wishing to present a poster or demonstrate their energy harvesting research should email event@eh-network.org as soon as possible.

Registration for the event costs GBP60, although a discounted rate of GBP40 is available for attendees from academia and members of KTN. There is a limited number of exhibition tables available for table-top exhibitions. 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 available.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

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