Posted: June 17, 2010

Invitation to 1st July nanotechnology enabled solar energy harvesting workshop

(Nanowerk News) The Technology Strategy Board and EPSRC led cross-Research Council programme on nanotechnology are working closely together to stimulate the development and commercialisation of exciting new ideas in next generation solar energy harvesting.
Event: Opportunities in Nanotechnology enabled solar energy harvesting: Connecting the UK supply chain for a renewable energy future
When and where: 1st July 2010, 10am for 10:30 prompt start at Novotel Birmingham Centre, 70, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HT
This event will:
  • Stimulate business interactions throughout the supply chain in solar energy harvesting,to pull-through nanoscale technologies giving rise to new materials and systems development and their installation in the built environment
  • Facilitate research & development partnerships and consortia building
  • Provide information from the EPSRC and Technology Strategy Board about future investment in this area through stage two of the nano grand challenge approach
  • Help to position the UK as a force for the future in solar energy harvesting and contribute to meeting the UK's 2020/2050 targets for renewables as well as creating wealth for the UK through exploiting our leadership position in global markets
  • Activities
  • Consortium building workshop featuring industry speakers & technology experts
  • Pre-booked one-to-one partnering service
  • Presentation session
  • Technology pitches
  • Discussion forum
  • Themes
    Challenges and opportunities in solar energy harvesting
    Generation 3 solar energy harvesting technologies focussing primarily (but not exclusively) on organic/dye sensitised solar harvesting and water splitting approaches and how these technologies could be exploited through whole systems thinking
    Significant time will be given to networking and one-to-one partnering service to help those seeking or selling technologies to meet up.
    Speakers will include Corus Colours, Modern Built Environment KTN, Technology Strategy Board, EPSRC, KTNs, grand challenge stage 1 projects
    Speaker slots open to industry (those that can identify the challenges they are trying to solve in the energy harvesting space, supply chain, cells to modules, construction, materials etc. VCs
    Target Audience
  • Technology developers
  • Solar energy harvesting supply chain
  • Investors
  • Commercial end users
  • Registration
    Registration is free, however numbers for the event are limited. Register online now at
    For further information contact [email protected]
    Source: Technology Strategy Board