NanoKTN Hosts Seminar Programme and Energy Harvesting Workshop

17th September 2012
ES Admin
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network is pleased to announce details of a two-day seminar programme it is hosting at NANO Live, in partnership with JEMI and MANCEF, looking at the advances in MEMS and NANO Processes for Electronics, Industrial and Biomedical applications. The NanoKTN will also be hosting a workshop alongside the event, under the Energy Harvesting Special Interest Group, exploring the development of energy harvesting solutions in the UK and providing information on the £1M Technology Strategy Board call which opens on 8th October 2012.
The two-day NANO Live UK 2012 seminar programme will explore key issues relating to the optimisation, development and application across a broad tool kit of processes for commercial micro and nano manufacturing and MEMS production, including discussions on the advances in design, fabrication and validation through to the development and commercialisation of new product applications. Presentations on Day 1 will be delivered by industry commentators and technology experts including Freescale Semiconductor, Interposers GmbH, Diamond Hard Coatings Ltd, Moorfield Ltd, Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology, and Scitech Precision Ltd.

Day two of the conference will include speakers from MANCEF, Enabling MNT, Microfluidic Chipshop, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Speciality Coatings Systems, and Kelvin Nanotechnology.
The NanoKTN will also be hosting a one-day Energy Harvesting Information & Project Idea workshop alongside the second day of NANO Live UK 2012, under the Energy Harvesting SIG. This workshop is designed for those who have an interest in the supply of Energy Harvesting Technologies and networking with like minded individuals and organisations.

Self-powering devices and the reduction of energy consumption, has been identified by the Technology Strategy Board as an emergent suite of technologies that the UK is well placed to develop and exploit. The Technology Strategy Board is launching a collaborative R&D feasibility and demonstrator competition with up to £1M to invest in projects using low-power energy harvesting technologies for autonomous sensing. The call opens on the 8th October 2012 and this Energy Harvesting SIG workshop will disseminate information on the scope and detail of the call, how to apply, and scope possible project ideas for this area.

Dr Alec Reader, Director of the NanoKTN commented, “MEMS and nano technologies have already delivered new and innovative products that have significantly enhanced manufacturing performance, and throughout the seminar programme, we will be looking to find new collaborative partnerships to bring even more innovative technologies to commercialisation. These new manufacturing techniques are also being used in the field of energy harvesting and the Energy Harvesting SIG workshop aims to exchange knowledge and provide an opportunity for networking for the business, academic and funding communities active within this exciting field. With the UK Research Councils investment in academia in recent years, now is the time for industry to develop viable energy harvesting solutions for autonomous sensing across a very diverse range of markets.”

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