An Introduction to The Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) | Donald Donald Booth


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  • Donald Booth

    12th march 2014
  • Outline of the presentation
    To answer these questions
  • Economic Impact - Connecting the work of the ETP with Scottish Policy and economic development opportunities for Scotland
    Collaboration - To promote greater levels of collaboration between universities and industry to deliver unparalleled RD&D capability across a range of energy technologies.
    Capacity Building - Deepening and broadening existing relationships and partnerships across ETP members to promote increased collaboration, thereby building additional energy related RD&D capacity in Scotland
    Relationship Building - Promoting the considerable expertise and capabilities within the ETP to develop new strategic partnerships with industry, academia and others
    Internationalisation -Projecting the scale and expertise of the ETP on the international stage in order to promote new outreach and knowledge exchange opportunities
  • With around 250 academics and 600 researchers, the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) is the largest, most broad based power and energy research partnership in Europe.
    ETP members currently lead or participate in energy related RD&D programmes and investments valued in excess of £300 million funded through Research Council UK, industry and government.
    The members of the ETP are active across the spectrum of energy sectors (oil & gas, power generation, renewables)
    and also across all aspects of the RD&D pipeline, from conceptual and feasibility studies through to applied research, testing, development, demonstration and supporting commercial deployment.
    The partners have strong industrial and academic links throughout the UK and internationally, with a track record for delivering successful commercialisation of new technologies through clearly focussed demonstration and development strategies underpinned by world-class research.
  • Research Excellence - ETP is a part of the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) Research Pooling initiative that has invested over £350m
    in the Scottish research base in the past 5 years, with a specific focus on engineering and basic sciences underpinning the work of the ETP. The pooling
    investments have advanced and improved the Scottish research scene to reach a position consistent with leading international research performance levels.
    Coupled with research pooling, this provides an integrated energy technologies community that is providing strong leadership in the UK/ EU/global energy arenas.
    The cohesion displayed by the Energy Technology Partnership is exemplary and provides a strong basis for collaboration with a wide variety of business, public sector
    and other partners.
    This has enabled ETP to build on its foundation of research excellence and increase its impact in the areas of Knowledge Exchange and Skills.
  • KEN – Our Knowledge Exchange Network was launched in 2012 and is designed to increase ETP’s support to industry – particularly Scottish SMEs. We now have a high calibre, industry facing team of BDMs who are already making a significant contribution to the energy sector. Over 80 companies have been supported this year.
    Business Advice and Support- We will help you explore a market opportunity; including technical advice and support; determining market size and competition; or developing collaborative networks. We are ideally positioned to help you network with customers, suppliers and collaborators. ETP can connect you to over 1000 world leading academics and researchers within our universities.
    Through the Scottish Energy Laboratory (SEL) we can help identify test facilities and services such as: Wind tunnels and wave tanks, High voltage network connection, Mechanical testing of large components, Performance testing of energy conversion and storage technologies, Electrical testing of motors, generators and power electronics.

  • This programme has been running since 2010 and currently supports nearly 100 high quality PhD studentships, all with strong industry engagement.
    Participation provides companies with a cost effective means of supporting, over a 3 year period, applied R&D directly relevant to their development challenges.
    All projects have a common theme, to help address real life challenges relevant to the sponsoring companies technology development needs. Thirty nine companies, have already benefited from the programme.
  • The Masters Programme runs annually and aims to improve collaboration between companies and universities by providing opportunities for postgraduate masters students to undertake energy-related work based projects.
    These shorter (2-3 months) projects address real needs within organisations and ETP will work with companies to help scope out the project.
    ETP has more than 2000 Masters students, across over 100 energy-related courses.
    The project benefits companies (at no cost), universities and masters students by;
    Greater Links between Industry and Universities - The project offers masters programmes and companies an ideal opportunity to work together, sharing knowledge and
    Real World Projects -Companies have the opportunity to address a real need within their organisation by allowing students to apply knowledge gained through their university studies.
    Enhanced Employability - Students gain invaluable experience in the workplace, enhancing their employability and refining their career plans.
    Raising the Standard of Postgraduate Qualifications in Scotland - Students are enthusiastic about opportunities to gain experience in the workplace; likewise, employers value graduates with such experience.
  • An Introduction to The Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) | Donald Donald Booth

    1. 1. An introduction to The Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) Donald Booth 12th March 2014
    2. 2. Outline • Who are we? • Why do we exist? • What have we achieved? • What can we offer you?
    3. 3. Who are we? • We are the largest power and energy research partnership in Europe • We are an alliance of 12 independent Scottish Universities • We are engaged in world class related energy RD&D
    4. 4. Why do we exist? • Economic Impact • Collaboration • Capacity Building • Relationship Building • Internationalisation
    5. 5. What have we achieved? • Energy related RD&D programmes and investments valued in excess of £300 million • Active across the spectrum of energy sectors • Active across all aspects of RD&D pipeline • Strong industrial links – UK and internationally
    6. 6. What can we offer you? Research Excellence Knowledge Exchange Skills
    7. 7. Knowledge Exchange Network • Support for industry • Business advice and support – We don’t charge for our time – Business and technology support – Help in finding and getting funding – Funding for Scottish SMEs • Testing Facilities – Scottish Energy Laboratory • Over 50 facilities across Scotland • 60% in ETP and 40% in companies • with a combined investment value of over £250m
    8. 8. KEN Support • Consultancy Fund – Provides access to academics and university resources – Free to Scottish SMEs – Travel, Consumables, Prototypes, Testing • Commercial Consultants – Typically up to 15 Man-days over 3 months • Diverse resource base – Collaborations and Alliances • Bidding for research funding- FP7, DECC Horizon 2010.. • Non-Scottish and Non-SMEs
    9. 9. Energy Industry Doctorates • Currently funding nearly 70 Energy Industry Doctorates with funding for an additional 50 • Companies are co-investors, support project specification and engage directly with the research • Doctorates will quickly contribute to industry and significantly enhance energy sector KE and innovation. • Average cost - £75k total; Up to £30k from ETP, the rest split between university and industry partner (can be in- kind).
    10. 10. Energy Industry Masters • MSc projects – Fixed timescale - 8 to 12 weeks duration – Delivered by a postgrad student with company and academic supervision – No cost (or low cost) to business – Project scope relevant to company’s needs and interests • Benefits of ETP’s Masters Programme – Technical support (no cost to company) – Real world projects – Enhanced Employability – Addresses skills gaps