iNet Innovation Lab: Energy HarvestingDate: Tuesday 26th June 2012, 9:00am-3:30pm
Location: Bristol Golf Club, Bristol
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. Energy harvesting covers a vast spectrum, from micro generation (kinetic, piezo electric) to macro (Solar PV). To efficiently use energy generated also requires power electronics and storage technologies. The range of applications is constantly expanding and as more and more devices go mobile there is a growing demand for extending operating times by supplementing traditional battery technologies with ongoing harvesting. By bringing together companies, entrepreneurs and academics from the South West's microelectronic sector this Innovation Lab seeks to stimulate SME projects which will lead to new products, services and intellectual property which will address any of these opportunities and that the iNet can help fund and assist. All delegates will also receive a recently commissioned and bespoke research report relating to the Energy Harvesting sector, not currently available elsewhere.
Confirmed speakers so far:
Dr Stephen Burrows, Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol
Dr Steve Welch, CEO, ESPKTN
What is an Innovation Lab?
At an Innovation Lab attendees are given an overview of current trends, commercial opportunities and funding sources before discussing how they might use their pooled knowledge, skills, technologies and ideas to exploit gaps in the market. Any resulting eligible project proposals will be invited to apply for iNet financial support and free business services.
Fri, 29 June - proposal submission deadline
Week beginning 9 July - proposals reviewed by panel
Week beginning 16 July - feedback given to companies
Further Information: http://www.inets-sw.co.uk/microelectronics/event/inet-innovation-lab-energy-harvesting/