TSB Energy Harvesting Competition Briefing (Wales)Date: Thursday 5th June 2014, 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Cardiff Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane, Cardiff, CF10 1EZ
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 Research and Development 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.
The competition is expected to open in early June 2014.
10:00 - 11:00 Registration and coffee
11:00 - 11:10 Welcome from organisers
11:10 - 12:00 Energy Harvesting Competition: Scope and Application Process, Myrddin Jones, TSB
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:15 Supporting Energy Harvesting Innovation in Wales, Simon Cooper, Welsh Government
13:15 - 13:30 What makes a good TSB application, Simon Aliwell, KTN
13:30 - 14:00 Introductions from delegates
14:00 - 15:00 Networking time, refreshments, closure
Further Information: https://connect.innovateuk.org/en/web/espktn/events