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Join the UK Energy Harvesting Mission to Japan!

Would you like an opportunity to promote your energy harvesting technology at Japan’s largest electronic and mechatronic parts exhibition? 

The Energy Harvesting Special Interest Group (EH SIG), part of the Technology Strategy Board’s successful knowledge transfer programme, is inviting UK companies and universities to take part in the UK Energy Harvesting Mission to Japan. The programme includes participation in Techno-Frontier 2013, a key exhibition, where leading businesses, including En Ocean Alliance and Fujitsu Semiconductor, gather to showcase and view the latest technologies. 

Asia is clearly the centre of the world’s electronics industry. Japan, being the leading nation in electronics devices production, has the power to attract the latest technologies, leading companies and prominent buyers, not only from inside Japan but from Taiwan, Korea, and China and other nations. 

Japan has also recently stepped up its efforts to become a leading energy harvesting technology provider. The creation of an Energy Harvesting Consortium has enabled companies, including Brother Industries, Fujitsu, Asahi Kasei and Citizen, to come together to share research and data, develop policies, regulations and standardisation and to collaborate on product development.

The UK Energy Harvesting Mission to Japan offers a unique opportunity not only to promote the UK’s expertise in energy harvesting but to forge valuable trade, science and innovation links with Japanese and Asian businesses and researchers including those involved in Japan's Energy Harvesting Consortium. 

The Mission will arrive in Japan on 16 July 2013. As well as an opportunity to exhibit and network at Techno-Frontier 2013, an energy harvesting workshop at the University of Tokyo, is being arranged (TBC) for delegates to make the most of opportunities to learn about Japan’s energy harvesting industry. The Mission departs on 21 July 2013.

The Mission is looking for applications from UK registered SMEs. Successful applicants will be awarded a grant  (capped at £800)  to cover up to 50% of relevant costs, including travel, accommodation and subsistence, incurred  in participating in the Mission. Larger companies and universities are also welcome to apply, but will not be eligible for funding. 

Expertise in the following technology areas is particularly welcome: 

  • Small scale energy harvesting techniques/products
  • Self-powered sensor systems 
  • Small scale battery / energy storage devices and techniques
  • Wireless autonomous modules
  • Other applications that could benefit from the use of energy harvesting technologies

To register your interest in being selected to participate please follow the link: /web/12003510 

Further details about the agenda and financial support will be made available on registration.

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