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Masterclasses

November 14 and 17, 2011

These five optional expert-led masterclasses are interactive consultancy sessions. At each masterclass you will have the chance to handle many samples, and take away printed copies of presentations. They will ensure you get the most from the conference and leave you with answers to your questions.
 
   
November 14
morning
Registration: 08:30am - 9:00am
Masterclass Starts: 09:00am - 12:00pm

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morning
Registration: 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Masterclass Starts: 2:15pm - 5:15pm

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3

Energy Storage
Masterclass 3 Presentations
   
November 17
morning
Registration: 08:30am - 9:00am
Masterclass Starts: 09:00am - 12:00pm

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morning
Registration: 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Masterclass Starts: 2:15pm - 5:15pm

5

 

 
 
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Monday November 14
Introduction to Energy Harvesting for Low Power Electronics

Leader

Dr. Peter Harrop
Chairman
IDTechEx Ltd

Speaker

Dr Robin McCarty
Marlow Industries, Inc

Energy harvesting is the generation of electricity from the environment, which can be used to power electronic and electric devices. Different technologies can be employed depending on the energy source. For movement, mechanical harvesters can be used (which can work from electrostatic, piezoelectric and electromagnetic movement). Other energy sources include light, heat, EM transmission, biological energy sources and more. Some versions are now even printed. Coupled with new forms of energy storage and lower power electronics, these energy harvesters can negate the need for small batteries in many applications enabling new markets, such as wireless sensors that last for decades or charging of consumer electronics devices. This masterclass covers all the technologies involved, how they work, and appraisal of their strengths and weaknesses, relative costs and development paths. Case studies and paybacks are referenced. The leading developers are given as are market needs and ten year IDTechEx forecasts by technology, application and territory. It gives you the big picture from an unbiased viewpoint based on years of extensive global research conducted by IDTechEx.

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Monday November 14
Wireless Sensor Networks, RTLS and Active RFID

Leader

Raghu Das
CEO
IDTechEx Ltd

Speaker

Reghu Rajan
Technical Marketing Manager
Microsemi

This Masterclass covers the technology and markets for Active RFID in all its forms, and where they are going over the next ten years. It addresses:

  • Different types of Active RFID system, their cost structure and advantages and disadvantages for each choice.
  • Traditional Active RFID, RFID enabled cellphones, Smart Active Labels/ Battery Assisted Passive tags, Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) and Wireless/Ubiquitous Sensor Networks (USN): technology choices, markets, standards.
  • The largest orders and case studies by key market verticals.
  • Lessons of success and failure.
  • Trends and market size by territory and application type, now and in the future until 2020.
  • Challenges to tackle and analysis of early adopters.
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Monday November 14
Energy Storage

Leader

Dr Harry Zervos
Technology Analyst
IDTechEx Ltd

Speaker

Dr Emma Kendrick
Research Supervisor, Sharp Laboratories

This masterclass assesses the options for energy storage, looking at the range of batteries, their relative strengths, weaknesses, costs and roadmaps. Over the last 100 years battery technology has fallen far behind the rate of development seen by other technologies, but that is now changing thanks to urgent requirements such as in electric vehicles. New technologies are being developed which are applicable to energy storage for small devices, matched with energy harvesters. This masterclass teaches these options covering both technical and market aspects. Developments with flexible, transparent, printable etc batteries are also covered. Challenges and opportunities are appraised. In addition, the masterclass looks at other options such as super and ultra capacitors and super-cabatteries. Details of players are given as is global progress and market forecasts for 2010-2020.

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Thursday November 17
Photovoltaics: Technologies, Markets, Progress

Leader

Raghu Das
CEO
IDTechEx Ltd

Leader

Dr Harry Zervos
Technology Analyst
IDTechEx Ltd

Speaker

Dr Mazhar Bari
CEO, SolarPrint Ltd

This masterclass is designed to give an overall picture of photovoltaic technologies, from basic principles all the way to current advances, in addition to commercial trends and considerations and forecasts. The masterclass is structured as follows:

  • Photovoltaics: basic principles and operation.
  • Photovoltaic technology assessment, players, market focus, covering organic and hybrid organic/inorganic photovoltaics, dye-sensitized solar cells, thin film technologies (e.g. amorphous silicon, CdTe, CIGS), III-V/ II-VI multijunctions, crystalline silicon.
  • Latest new applications and case studies.
  • Progress with PV over the past decade - sales, subsidies, other trends and drivers.
  • Market analysis with ten year forecasts to 2020.
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Thursday November 17
Electric Vehicles: Batteries, Infrastructure, Energy Harvesting

Leader

Raghu Das
CEO
IDTechEx Ltd

Leader

Dr Harry Zervos
Technology Analyst
IDTechEx Ltd

Speaker:

Catherine Madden
Senior Product Manager
OLEV Technologies

Speaker:

Mr David Schatz
WiTricity Corporation
Director of Business
Development

This masterclass addresses the latest progress with electric vehicles and includes the relevance of small and mid scale energy harvesters and storage with vehicles. Commercial and academic activities are covered as are the impediments and opportunities. It addresses the options of energy storage for electric and hybrid vehicles, looking at the companies involved, roadmaps of battery technology, and activities of automotive companies. Electric vehicles are the future of automotive transport and there is a gold rush to create the energy storage solutions to enable this. The masterclass will also look at uses of energy harvesting on vehicles, such as powering wireless sensors for parking or thermal energy harvesters to supply car electrics. Progress of companies and the suitability and performance of the technologies are given.

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