TSB Energy Harvesting Competition Briefing (Scotland)Date: Wednesday 18th June 2014, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Location: 200 St Vincent Street, Conference & Events Venue, Glasgow G2 5SG
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 R&D 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.
12:00 - 13:30 Registration and buffet lunch
13:30 - 13:40 Welcome from organisers
13:40 - 14:30 Energy Harvesting Competition: Scope and Application Process, Myrddin Jones, TSB
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 - 15:15 Supporting Energy Harvesting Innovation in Scotland, Duncan Bremner, CENSIS
15:15 - 15:30 What makes a good TSB application, Alex Efimov, KTN
15:30 - 16:00 Introductions from delegates
16:00 - 17:00 Networking time, refreshments, closure
Further Information: https://connect.innovateuk.org/en/web/espktn/events