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    Funding advice and support

    Providing advice and support on applying for grants and funding.

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    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 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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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.

Smart DC success

ESP KTN has recently been working in conjunction with the Modern Built Environment KTN and the Energy Generation and Supply KTN to look into the issues of Smart DC. Following on from a successful event on the 6th December, ideas were generated for 3 small micro-projects to be funded as part of the Special Interest Group.

 

  • DC Forming – Characterising DC LED/appliance/components for the home/small office. Moxia Technologies
  • DC Meter Plan. Cox-Smith Consultants
  • Switching and Circuit protection for Smart DC Networks. TRW Conekt in conjunction with GaN Systems

The projects were all displayed at ecoBuild 2012 and created significant interest from attendees at the event.

All 3 projects were carried out on time and on budget, and we are currently awaiting the final report. The feedback from the participants involved in the micro-projects has been very positive, including:

“Thanks very much for looking after us. GaN Systems learnt a great deal from the exercise. We will be teaming with Converter Tecnology on a permanent basis as a result of the work and I intend to follow up with TRW so it has had real value to the UK.’ – Geoff Haynes, GaN Systems

“I believe a non-fiscal version is the viable starting point to market a unit. Next Thursday I have a meeting with Philip Bale, from Western Power Distribution (WPD) who have a project with Siemens. By the way, Philip Bale was someone I met at the SmartDC event.” – Peter Cox-Smith, Cox-Smith Consultants