18 Oct 2022
Ambitious Project to Create Step Change for Wave Energy Industry
A €19.6 million partnership project aiming to be the stepping stone towards large scale wave energy commercialisation, will be launched this week. WEDUSEA is a pioneering collaboration between 14 partners, spanning industry and academia from across the UK, Ireland, France, Germany and Spain. It is co-ordinated by the Irish company OceanEnergy.
29 Sep 2022
Solar Power for Informal Housing in South Africa
For informal settlements in South Africa, access to electricity is dangerous or non-existent, and households rely on dirty and expensive alternatives. Zonke Energy's unique mini-grid architecture provides clients with essential energy services such as lighting, all the way up to refrigeration.
16 May 2022
Orbex Shows First Full-scale Microlauncher Rocket Developed in Europe
The unveiling of the first of a new generation of European launch vehicles - designed to launch a new category of very small satellites to orbit - represents a major step forward for the British rocket company as it prepares for the first ever vertical rocket launch to orbit from UK soil. Orbex´s Prime rocket is the first 'micro-launcher' developed in Europe to reach this stage of technical readiness.
16 Nov 2020
Newton Prize 2020 Award to Fund Solar Micro-Grids in Cape Town
A remarkable project that aims to bring safe and reliable energy to informal settlements in South Africa has won the Chair's Prize in the 2020 Newton Fund awards.
7 May 2020
European Collaboration on Innovative Membrane-less Redox Flow Battery
The EU recently awarded €4Million to the MELODY consortium, to develop low cost, innovative batteries for large-scale energy storage, as part of the Horizon 2020 program 'Advanced Redox Flow Batteries for stationary energy storage.'
21 Feb 2020
Global Initiative to use Wearables for Dementia Detection
Led by Alzheimer's Research UK, the project will harness and analyse a wealth of digital data to develop signatures of disease - or "fingerprints" - that can be then detected using wearable technologies, such as smart watches.
17 Oct 2019
'Game-chainging' tidal energy project approved for channel regions
Interreg France (Channel) England Programme has approved the biggest ever Interreg project that will prove to be game-changing for the European tidal stream energy sector. The Tidal Stream Industry Energiser Project, known as TIGER, is an ambitious €46.8m project, of which €28m (69%) comes from the European Regional Development Fund via the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme.
3 Oct 2019
Inyanga Tech realises HydroWing Proof of Concept
HydroWing is based on a full-systems approach, targeted at subsea tidal energy arrays by addressing fundamental issues that have delayed the industrialisation of the sector. The full systems approach integrates Installation, Operations and Maintenance at the core of the design in order to reduce operating costs.
10 May 2019
Robopets benefit health and wellbeing of elderly
Robotic pets that respond to human interaction can benefit the health and wellbeing of older people living in care homes, a study has found.
10 Dec 2018
Graphene unlocks new potential for 'smart textiles'
The quest to create affordable, durable and mass-produced 'smart textiles' has been given fresh impetus through the use of the wonder material Graphene.
9 Jul 2018
Electronic wool to take wearable tech from catwalk to your wardrobe
Engineers are threading circuitry into clothes to create comfortable devices that could make electronic fashion the future of the textiles industry.
23 Aug 2017
Buildings to generate their own power with innovative glass blocks
Buildings could soon be able to convert the sun's energy into electricity without the need for solar panels, thanks to innovative new technology.
5 Apr 2017
New ultrafast flexible and transparent memory devices
An innovative new technique to produce the quickest, smallest, highest-capacity memories for flexible and transparent applications could pave the way for a future golden age of electronics.