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  • Funding advice and support

    Funding advice and support

    Providing advice and support on applying for grants and funding.

  • 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.



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

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…


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.

Printed Electronics Centres of Excellence (PECOE) Clinic

Following the very successful “Chemicals and Materials for Printed Electronics” event, delegate feedback indicated a strong desire for a follow-up event – hence the “PECoE Clinic”.


Experts from each of the Centres of Excellence (C of Es) attended the clinic and met on a 1-2-1 basis with companies and organisations looking to engage with and/or be part of the emerging Plastic Electronics industry. This helped support the companies attending and also raised the profile of PECoE, allowing the individual C of Es to present a united single face to the industry.

Dr Mike Cowin of Smartkem Ltd liked the 1-to-1 sessions: “I think this format is the way forward – well done – it eliminates the feel of “talking shops”, opens up the opportunity to get organised feedback on technology, opportunity etc. and because it is one to one, the expert can offer an honest opinion on technology and/or company without having to be too concerned about diplomacy“. Mike continues to support the work of ESP KTN.

Stuart Green of Victrex said  “A useful way to network in a short period of time with key UK players in this industry. The format of using an appointment system and separate meeting rooms was a great idea to extract maximum benefit from the day. Having a guest speaker to start things off was useful opener.


Marie-Beatrice Madec of Solvay Interox commented “It was really interesting for industrial to meet with all the CoE’s and understand how we can work together. I hope there are more like this to come. “