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  • Funding advice and support

    Funding advice and support

    Providing advice and support on applying for grants and funding.

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  • HEPTech

    HEPTech

    HEPTech is made up of major research institutions active in particle, astroparticle and nuclear physics. It has a membership of 23 institutions across 16 countries, including most of the CERN member states.

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  • ACCELERATE

    ACCELERATE

    ACCELERATE is a Horizon 2020 project, supporting the long-term sustainability of large scale research infrastructures (RIs) through the development of policies and legal...

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  • Action To Support Photonic Innovation Clusters In Europe

    Action To Support Photonic Innovation Clusters In Europe

    ASPICE promotes international cooperation among Photonic Clusters throughout Europe, strengthening the European economy and addressing societal challenges…

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  • Energy Harvesting Special Interest Group

    Energy Harvesting Special Interest Group

    Energy Harvesting is a means of powering electronic devices by ‘scavenging’ energy sources such as environmental vibrations, human power, thermal gradients, or pressure gradients…

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  • Internet Of Things Special Interest Group

    Internet Of Things Special Interest Group

    The Internet of Things Special Interest Group aims to provide a forum for the promotion of business ideas and opportunities on the Internet of Things…

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Case Studies

We make things happen. ESP staff are business literate scientists and engineers, and are skilled at translating between technology needs and requirements; usually reaching out to end-users and problem-owners to connect them with the people who know how to solve the problems that they face.

Photovoltaics in the North

There is a widely held misconception that photovoltaic panels are unsuited to the UK climate.

On 24 March 2010 the ESP KTN ran an extremely successful meeting in association with the Yorkshire Photonics Network (YPN).  The meeting attracted 59 delegates from a complete cross-section of the Yorkshire PV capability.  These included: DECC (Department of Energy & Climate Change), Sheffield University, professional PV installation companies, local power systems design groups, heating installers, and Yorkshire and Humber Microgeneration Partnership (who accredit the installers).

The meeting was declared a complete success with several similar feedback quotes stating –  “Without the KTN’s intervention this diverse group of people would never have known about each other let alone met and given the opportunity to network”.