EPSRC Energy Harvesting Network

Events

This page contains news and events that we believe are of interest to the community. If you wish to contribute, please follow the instructions at the bottom of this page.

Upcoming Events

03/Jul/2017 - 07/Jul/2017: Micro Energy 2017

The Micro Energy 2017 conference will be held in Gubbio, Italy from 3-7 July. The conference topic is 'energy at small scales', and is organised into 4 different sessions.



Previous Events

05/Apr/2017: Energy Harvesting 2017

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.

13/Jun/2016: Energy Harvesting Demonstration Event

The Energy Harvesting Research Group at Exeter invites you to join us for a one-day premier energy harvesting event. You will have an opportunity to see live technology demonstrations of Exeter's cutting edge research activities and to discuss how the technology can be taken forward for a wide range of applications.

11/May/2016: Energy Harvesting 2016

The Energy Harvesting Network is holding its sixth annual one-day dissemination event on 11th May 2016 in London.

08/Mar/2016: NASA Langley Technology Workshop - Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters

You are invited to a NASA Langley Research Center workshop introducing two new piezoelectric energy-harvesting inventions.

24/Feb/2016: Cafe Nano: Energy

Cafe Nano is an informal meeting for professionals from all backgrounds to listen to currently trending scientific topics from top speakers and afterwards network. This event offers you an exciting opportunity to hear from Prof Peter Bruce of Oxford University, and world-renowned expert on Lithium Ion batteries, who will discuss new developments and the role of nanotechnology.

25/Aug/2015: Webinar: NASA's Energy Harvesting Devices

NASA Langley Research Center and The National Institute of Aerospace have developed two new piezoelectric energy harvesting devices that employ enhanced mechanical force mechanisms to greatly improve energy production compared to conventional harvesters.

26/Apr/2015 - 27/Apr/2015: Workshop on Microbatteries and Capacitive Energy Harvesting

Attend this workshop (scheduled for the day before the IDTechEx Energy Harvesting Conference) to find out more about Fraunhofer secibdary mini-micro batteries and flexibile capacitive energy harvesting in the FP7 MATFLEXEND project.

19/Mar/2015: Energy Harvesting 2015

The Energy Harvesting Network is holding its fifth annual one-day dissemination event on 19th March 2014 in London.

22/Jul/2014: TSB Energy Harvesting Competition Briefing (Southampton)

The Technology Strategy Board is planning a collaborative 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.

21/Jul/2014: TSB Energy Harvesting Competition Briefing (Cambridge)

The Technology Strategy Board is planning a collaborative 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.

18/Jun/2014: TSB Energy Harvesting Competition Briefing (Scotland)

The Technology Strategy Board is planning a collaborative 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.

05/Jun/2014: TSB Energy Harvesting Competition Briefing (Wales)

The Technology Strategy Board is planning a collaborative 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.

01/Apr/2014 - 02/Apr/2014: Energy Harvesting & Storage and Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS Europe 2014

Now in its sixth year, this event will take place on 1-2 April in Berlin. Realising the new applications, end-user trends and device and technology innovations.

12/Mar/2014: Energy Harvesting 2014

The Energy Harvesting Network is holding its annual one-day dissemination event on 12th March 2014 in London.

03/Dec/2013 - 06/Dec/2013: PowerMEMS 2013

The 13th International Conference on Micro- and Nano-Technology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2013) will be held during December 3-6 at the Royal Society in London, UK.

14/Nov/2013: ENSSys 2013 - SenSys Workshop on Energy Harvesting Sensing Systems

High quality original technical articles and demos from academia and industry are solicited, describing advances in sensing systems powered by energy harvesting, as well as those which describe practical deployments and implementation experiences.

28/Aug/2013 - 29/Aug/2013: Metrology for EH: Final Dissemination Event

Europe's energy harvesting community will descend on Braunschweig to hear the results of a three year multi-national research project to apply academically backed standardisation and metrology principles to the technology for the first time to support its commercial application and development.

10/Jul/2013 - 13/Jul/2013: Nanoenergy 2013

The first International Conference on Nanoenergy will be held in Perugia, Italy during July 10-13 2013.

12/Jun/2013: New Capabilities to Support Industry through Characterisation of MEMS-Scale Piezoelectric Materials

This webinar will focus on the industrial measurement requirements for emerging PiezoMEMS technologies and the barriers faced by product developers in establishing online metrology for quality assurance in high volume commercial applications. Registration is free.

17/Apr/2013 - 18/Apr/2013: Energy Harvesting & Storage and Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS Europe 2013

Now in its fifth year, this event will take place on 17-18 April in Berlin. Realising the new applications, end-user trends and device and technology innovations.

25/Mar/2013: Energy Harvesting 2013

The Energy Harvesting Network will hold its annual one-day dissemination event on 25th March 2013 in London.

11/Feb/2013: Holistic Energy Harvesting Electronics: Workshop and Showcase

The EPSRC-funded project: 'Energy Harvesting Electronics: A Holistic Approach' is nearing completion, and a workshop is being held to showcase the project's many demonstrators and research findings.

07/Nov/2012 - 08/Nov/2012: IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2012

The fourth IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage USA event will be providing insight into how these technologies are being integrated over a wide range of verticals, ranging from: consumer electronics and sensors all the way to vehicles, building and industrial automation. Members of the EH Network can receive a special 30% discount on the registration fee.

31/Oct/2012: Materials KTN: Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Sensing Consortium Building Workshop (Wales)

The Technology Strategy Board is launching a collaborative R&D feasibility and demonstrator competition with up to 1 million pounds to invest in projects using low-power energy harvesting technologies for autonomous sensing.

19/Oct/2012: Materials KTN: Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Sensing Consortium Building Workshop (Scotland)

The Technology Strategy Board is launching a collaborative R&D feasibility and demonstrator competition with up to 1 million pounds to invest in projects using low-power energy harvesting technologies for autonomous sensing.

10/Oct/2012: Materials KTN: Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Sensing Consortium Building Workshop (England)

The Technology Strategy Board is launching a collaborative R&D feasibility and demonstrator competition with up to 1 million pounds to invest in projects using low-power energy harvesting technologies for autonomous sensing.

23/Jul/2012 - 27/Jul/2012: Summer School on Energy Harvesting at Micro and Nanoscales

This year, the NiPS Summer School is being held in Erice, Sicily (IT) on July 23-27, 2012. The school is devoted to "Energy harvesting at micro and nanoscales" and also has a one-day International Workshop on "Energy harvesting: models and applications".

03/Jul/2012 - 04/Jul/2012: EC ZEROPOWER workshop

A networking workshop is being held in the University of Glasgow, U.K. on the 3rd and 4th July 2012 to bring together academia, industry and politicians interested in low power consumption ICT devices, energy efficient ICT systems, and energy harvesting.

26/Jun/2012: iNet Innovation Lab: Energy Harvesting

Interested in exploring new or innovative applications for your ideas and capabilities, or existing products and services? The Microelectronics iNet is actively seeking to provide financial support and free business services to projects relating to the development of new technologies in Energy Harvesting.

22/May/2012: Battery Free Wireless Sensing and Communication Systems For Structural Health Monitoring

Cranfield University invites you to join them for a one-day event on high performance power harvesting demonstrations for battery-free wireless sensing and communication systems focused on structural health monitoring applications. You will have an opportunity to see energy harvesting demonstrations of Cranfield's cutting edge research activities in this area.

15/May/2012 - 16/May/2012: Energy Harvesting & Storage and Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS Europe 2012

Learn about the diverse range of energy harvesting and storage technologies, their application and opportunities at IDTechEx's international event in Berlin on 15-16 May.

09/May/2012 - 12/May/2012: BSN2012: Int'l Conf. Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks

The 9th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN 2012) will address the fast-growing BSN research and offer participants a unique forum to discuss the key issues and innovative solutions in current BSN research and its future applications. The conference features an outstanding set of peer-reviewed paper presentations, a number of invited lectures by leading academic researchers and industrial experts, and showcases and demonstrations of the latest BSN devel...

28/Mar/2012: Energy Harvesting 2012

The Energy Harvesting Network will hold its annual one-day dissemination event on 28th March 2012 in London.

02/Dec/2011: 3rd Energy Harvesting Research Theme Workshop - MEMS/NEMS Energy Harvesting

The Network is currently organising the 3rd research theme workshop, concerned with the application of MEMS/NEMS technology to the topic of energy harvesting and in particular explores the scaling effects when reducing these devices in size.

15/Nov/2011 - 16/Nov/2011: Energy Harvesting & Storage and WSNs & RTLS USA 2011

Powering Consumer Electronics, Sensors, Vehicles & Beyond - Special discounts available for EH Network members Bringing the whole topic together for you at the USA's largest conference and exhibition. At our 2011 event there will be exciting new announcements from world class speakers, extensive end-user insights to sensor needs and a showcase of working demonstrations of energy harvesting in action.

29/Sep/2011: Seminar on Power Harvesting

The Knowledge Network at University of Bedfordshire is hosting a Seminar on Energy Harvesting in on 29th September. The talk will focus a novel energy harvesting technique for making fit-and-forget 'green batteries' that is currently being patented. The seminar will also highlight energy harvesting devices made by EnOcean.

13/Sep/2011: Energy Harvesting: Watts needed? Creating a new industry in the UK

The ability for electronic devices to power themselves independently, through scavenging energy from their environments, represents an exciting innovation opportunity. We are considering a possible investment in 'Energy Harvesting Technologies' which would stimulate the development of innovative equipment for the harvesting of energy from the environment for use in powering small devices. Our aim is to identify the existing barriers to commercial exploitation and develop investments t...

25/Jul/2011 - 27/Jul/2011: Euromech Colloquium on Structural Control and Energy Harvesting

The scope of the colloquium is low-power vibration suppression. This covers topics within the fields of structural control and energy harvesting. For example, the use of active and semi-active devices, such as piezoelectric actuators and magneto-rheological dampers for vibration suppression will be covered. Also, control strategies for shape-changing and harvesting energy from vibration, solar or thermal sources will be topics for discussion. A key theme will be the possibility of providing stru...

28/Jun/2011: Nano4Energy 2011 - 'Nano-Enabled Clean Energy'

Nano4Energy 2011 is the NanoKTN's highly successful annual showcase for industry and academia of new developments in nano-enabled energy. This year sponsored by Nanofactory, the event will explore materials challenges in renewable energy, new technology developments, and provide networking between technology providers, end users and investors.

21/Jun/2011 - 22/Jun/2011: Energy Harvesting & Storage and WSNs & RTLS Europe 2011

The whole value chain will be represented at Europe's largest event on the topic of Energy Harvesting. End users and providers will join together to discuss energy harvesters, thin film batteries, supercapacitors, near-zero power electronic circuits and the system opportunities these provide. The event will be held on 21-22 June in Munich, Germany. A 30% discount on the registration fee is available for members of the EH Network.

08/Jun/2011: Balancing the Instrumentation Power Budget for Field Deployment

A critical issue limiting the deployment of instruments in the field is managing power budgets. This event brings together experts from a variety of domains including Defence, Automotive, Environmental, Space and academia to analyse energy-related challenges related to the field deployment of instruments and identify novel technologies which could increase the power budget.

05/May/2011: Intelligent Energy Harvesting

The Smart Materials Sector of the Materials Knowledge Transfer Network and the Smart Materials and Systems Committee of the IOM3 are offering a one-day workshop that will look at the current challenges for materials in energy harvesting applications.

04/May/2011: 2nd Energy Harvesting Research Theme Workshop - Structural Monitoring

The Network's 2nd research theme workshop is on the application of energy harvesting to power the monitoring of structures such as buildings, bridges, tunnels and other fixed infrastructure. The Workshop is by invitation only to ensure a high quality of interaction.

19/Apr/2011: Energy Harvesting; Micro Watts to Mega Dollar

Join us on April 19th at Stanford school of business to hear panel of exports discussing opportunities in the energy harvesting market

06/Apr/2011: Thermoelectric Energy Solutions

The applications for harvesting or converting heat for power generation or solid state cooling are widespread and this workshop should be of interest to industries such as automotive, construction, energy utilities, and electronic devices. This workshop is organised by the NanoKTN in partnership with Johnson Matthey and Royal Holloway, University of London.

29/Mar/2011 - 31/Mar/2011: Powering Wireless Sensor Networks

Hanson Wade will be holding a conference on "Powering Wireless Sensor Networks (Learning by example: Energy harvesting and storage for wireless control and monitoring)" in March 2011.

10/Feb/2011: Wireless Sensing for Smart Buildings

Wireless Sensing for Smart Buildings is to be held on 10 February at the TechnoCentre, Coventry University. It will explore the information requirements of the building community and consider the state of the art, suitability and opportunities for wireless sensor networks.

07/Feb/2011: Energy Harvesting 2011

The Energy Harvesting Network will hold its first annual one-day dissemination event on 7th February 2011 at the IET, Savoy Place, London. For further information, including how to register, please visit http://eh-network.org/events/dissemination2011.php.

30/Nov/2010 - 03/Dec/2010: PowerMEMS 2010

The Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS) series of workshops is the premier forum for researchers working on energy harvesting. Technical topics include Energy harvesting for remote sensors and microsystems, Thermoelectric and photovoltaic materials and systems, Piezoelectric, electrostatic and electromagnetic conversion, Energy management and microsystem integration, Nanostructured materials for energy and thermal management, and Biologic...

16/Nov/2010 - 17/Nov/2010: Energy Harvesting & Storage and Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS USA 2010

The energy harvesting market is on the up. For some time there have been widespread ideas for energy harvesting - many of which are now being realized, such as energy harvesting using fibers in apparel or piezoelectric effects in plastic film. One of the enablers of these applications is that the new electronics can now operate with much lower power. With the accelerating pace of change, IDTechEx forecasts that many of these advances will boost the market for energy harvesting and for WSN (Wirel...

09/Nov/2010: 1st Energy Harvesting Research Theme Workshop - Human-Powered Electronics

This workshop is designed to help facilitate the definition of a number of new research challenges and to catalyse the creation of multidisciplinary teams to address them. The agenda includes short presentations to get delegates thinking about the challenges of energy harvesting both outside and inside the human body. The facilitated workshop sessions will then debate the specific research challenges to be addressed and the expertise required.

13/Oct/2010 - 14/Oct/2010: Wireless Sensor Networks, Energy Harvesting & RFID Asia 2010

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), otherwise known as Ubiquitous Sensor Networks (USN) will be used to automatically monitor building occupancy and climate control, oil and gas pumping, industrial manufacturing control, traffic, hospitals and much more over wide areas in the coming years. Energy Harvesting (energy scavenging) is concerned with converting ambient energy into electricity for small devices. This IDTechEx event, focusing on the technologies, uses, potential users and market forecasts b...

28/Sep/2010: Wireless Sensing Demonstrator Showcase 2010

WiSIG of the ESP KTN is organising a Demonstrator Showcase in conjunction with the Sensing Technology 2010 Exhibition to provide an opportunity for industry and academia to display technology, platforms, and realistic applications of wireless sensing. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the current state of the art and encourage future collaborations among the exhibitors and attendees.

27/May/2010: Power Management Technology Conference

This one day event organised by the Sensors & Instrumentation KTN and the Electronics KTN aims to explore the design opportunities provided by power management concepts and optimisation strategies that are applicable to the scale of micro-autonomous systems. The event will disseminate the results of a recently conducted survey on power management technologies.

26/May/2010 - 27/May/2010: Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe and WSNs & RTLS 2010

This is the premier European event dedicated to energy harvesting and wireless sensing and locating technologies incorporating a two-day conference and exhibition, six interactive Masterclasses, tours to local organisations, an Awards Dinner and many networking opportunities.

24/Mar/2010 - 25/Mar/2010: Energy Harvesting for Wireless Automation 2010

This meeting has a simple objective - to accelerate the adaptation of energy harvesting by connecting product developers, energy harvesting device and component manufacturers and end users. This agenda is designed to identify best practices to overcome limitations and fully exploit the advances of these new technologies.

 

Latest News

News: Thermoelectric Network Research Exchange Fund

The EPSRC Thermoelectric Network has established a fund to assist post-doctoral research workers and postgraduate research students to visit other laboratories (UK and mainland Europe) to undertake collaborative work, learn new techniques or to initiate new activities.

News: TSB funding to address power challenges in electronic systems and the IoT

The UK's Technology Strategy Board (TSB) is launching an important new collaborative R&D competition focussed on energy harvesting technologies. The innovation agency hopes funding of GBP2.5M will go some way towards solving the problem of powering wireless electronic devices and, in particular, the millions of sensor nodes coming into ope...

News: CfP: Special Symposia on Photonics and the IoT at IEEE Photonics

There are predictions that there will be more 100 billion wireless devices on the planet by the year 2020. Many of these will be small sensors and actuators forming an 'internet of things' that can undertake such functions as monitoring the environment, building control, and energy supply management. Energy harvesting is likely to play a ...

News: CfP: Symposium on the Role of Nonlinear Dynamics in Emerging Technologies"

You are invited to submit an extended abstract to the symposium "Role of Nonlinear Dynamics in Emerging Technologies", held at the 11th International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM), Rhodes, Greece, 21-27 September, 2013.

News: Energy Harvesting Solutions To Go Design Kit

Linear Technology, Energy Micro and Wurth Elektronik have released a Design Kit for Energy Harvesting Solutions.

News: TSB Funding Call: "Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Sensing"

The Technology Strategy Board is launching a collaborative R&D feasibility and demonstrator competition with up to 1 million pounds to invest in projects using low-power energy harvesting technologies for autonomous sensing.

News: CfP: IET MAP Special Issue on RF Energy Harvesting

The IET Journal on Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation is producing a special issue on RF Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transfer For Autonomous Sensors. The submission deadline is 31 Jan 2013.

News: Internships at EnOcean GmbH, Munich & Project Support

Enocean is pleased to announce that they are launching a new Internship Program for Engineering Students at its headquarters in Munich. These placements run for one year with a follow-on one month handover, and will provide an outstanding learning environment for motivated Students. During Q2 2012, EnOcean will also begin supporting Universities wi...

News: Call for SPARK Awards 2012: Materials for Energy Harvesting

An OEM is seeking innovative technology in the area of energy harvesting in order to seek to power products in the absence of mains electricity, but still allow for the collection and transmission of data. SPARK Award projects, launched by the Materials KTN in collaboration with and funded by an OEM to help supply chain companies accelerate the dev...

News: Webinar - What Can Energy Harvesting and Wireless Sensor Do For You?

IDTechEx invite you to join Dr Harry Zervos from IDTechEx for a free webinar on Tuesday 20th March, when he will ask: What Can Energy Harvesting and Wireless Sensors Do For You?

News: Launch of the EH-Network Data Repository

The Energy Harvesting Network has just launched the EH-Network Data Repository - an online repository to provide a common resource for researchers to share data on energy availability.

News: Energy Harvesting in Government's Strategy for Growth

The UK Government's strategy for research and innovation (published December 2011) explicitly recognises energy harvesting as an area for investment. Further information can be found by downloading the full report via the link below.

News: Research Post: Energy Harvesting (Tyndall)

Tyndall heterogeneous systems integration group have an opening for a post doctoral fellow with experience of using piezoelectric materials to create energy harvesting devices which are compatible with CMOS fabrication technologies.

News: ESP KTN Energy Harvesting Subgroup Launched

The Electronics, Sensors, Photonics KTN has followed up its longstanding interest and activity in energy harvesting technology by launching an Energy Harvesting subgroup and partnering with the Energy Harvesting Network.

News: Funding Call: "Novel Methods of Physical Energy Storage"

An opportunity for funding in the area of "Novel Methods of Physical Energy Storage" has been announced by NineSigma.

News: Call for Papers - Special Issue on Energy Harvesting

This Special Issue will be published in Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X), and is now open to receive submissions of full research papers and comprehensive review articles for peer-review and possible.

News: Call for Papers - Special Issue on Energy Harvesting for Low Power Electronics

The Journal of Systems and Control Engineering special issue on energy harvesting for low power electronics will feature high-quality, peer-reviewed papers on energy harvesting from motion and vibrations and related technologies. This fast emerging subject sits at the boundaries of multiple disciplines and this special issue welcomes contributions ...

News: New Energy Harvesting Network means batteries not included

A new Energy Harvesting Network to be launched on 01 March 2010 could mean unlimited power supplies for industry.

News: Funding Call: "Kinetic Energy Recovery System for Passenger Cars"

An opportunity for funding in the area of "Kinetic Energy Recovery System for Passenger Cars" has been announced by NineSigma.



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