The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) is to invest up to £2.5m to support the development of low-power energy harvesting technologies for autonomous electronic systems. Energy harvesting is the ‘scavenging' of energy from the surrounding environment and converting it into useable electrical energy.
TSB expects to fund mainly industrial research projects in which a business partner will generally attract up to 50% public funding for their project costs (60% for SMEs). The projects will range in size from total costs of £300k to £500k and last no longer than 30 months. The deadline for registration is noon on 18 September 2014 and the deadline for applications is noon on 25 September 2014.
This funding call is highly relevant to our research at the EPSRC Centre and the Large-Area Electronics community. If you are interested in submitting a proposal with us or need help identifying appropriate partners, please reach out to Chris Rider, Director.