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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.

Smart homes become reality

The Smart Aggregation for Smart Homes (SASH) project was a notable feature of both the seminar programme and the ESP KTN stand at Technology World 2010 in London.

ASH supports rapid development of new managed household services and mash-ups and custom modules that learn and adapt to users’ lifestyles. The project also addresses security and privacy issues.  Above all the aim is to accelerate the speed at which smart home innovations enter the market.

The ESP KTN continues to support this project because it meets all of the KTN’s key objectives.

SASH was developed at the University of Hertfordshire (UoH), for research into energy conservation and smart homes. Hardware developed for the project is used to teach students about embedded systems and control. In 2009 the project won the UK heats of the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition.

Development and commercialization continues, bringing together UoH, BRE and two UK SMEs. The consortium has funding from the TSB’s Smart Homes competition, and hopes to deliver SASH as a cloud-based smart-home service aggregation platform to demonstrate converged smart-home energy services, linking devices, sensors and appliances with smart meters in houses.ohann Siau of UoH said: “It is exciting to be part of SASH to see the further development of our technologies.”

Colin Mallett, CEO of commercial partner Trusted Renewables added: “The support of the TSB, and particularly ESP KTN, has been instrumental in helping us to develop in this expanding sector. The contacts made at Technology World and through the activities of the ESP KTN are vital to our future growth.”