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Predictive Analytics World London, UK Speaker Line Up

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Predictive Analytics World – Nov 30-Dec 1, 2011 in London, UK

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Predictive Analytics World London, November 30 – December 1, 2011, is packed with the top predictive analytics experts, practitioners, authors and business thought leaders, including keynote speakers: John F. Elder, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, Elder Research, Inc. and PAW Program Chair, Eric Siegel, Ph.D.

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Plus special featured sessions from industry heavy-weights: Dr. Geert Verstraeten, Partner, Python Predictions and Nicholas Radcliffe, Founder and Director of Stochastic Solutions.

PAW focuses on concrete examples of deployed predictive analytics. Hear from the horse’s mouth precisely how FT 500 analytics competitors and other top practitioners deploy predictive modelling, and what kind of business impact it delivers.

CASE STUDIES:
PAW London 2011 will feature over 20 speakers from 8 countries with case studies from leading enterprises in e-commerce, finance, healthcare, retail, and telecom such as: ENERGEX, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett Packard, ING Belgium, JustGiving, Lloyds TSB General Insurance, OTTO Group, Paychex, The Royal Bank of Scotland, United Group Holdings, US Bank, and Yahoo! Plus special examples from U.S. government agencies DoD, DHS, and SSA.

HOT TOPICS:
PAW London’s agenda covers hot topics and advanced methods such as churn modelling, demand forecasting with predictive models, discovery of technology trends, financial services, human resource retention, non-profit fundraising, online ad optimization, pharmaceutical applications, project management for analytics, risk management, supply chain management, text analytics, uplift modelling (net lift), and other innovative applications that benefit organizations in new and creative ways.

WORKSHOPS:
Post-conference workshop, Friday 2nd December in London: “The Best and the Worst of Predictive Analytics: Predictive Modelling Methods and Common Data Mining Mistakes” – with Dr. John Elder. A free copy of John Elder’s book Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications is included.

Join PAW and access the best keynotes, sessions, workshop, exposition, expert panel, networking coffee breaks, reception, birds-of-a-feather lunches, brand-name enterprise leaders, and industry heavyweights in the business.

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PAW San Francisco: March 4-10, 2012 – www.pawcon.com/sanfrancisco
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marcus evans Summits announces Patrick J. Ellingsworth, Chairman at the European Tax Summit 2011

Monday, November 29th, 2010

26 November 2010

marcus evans Summits, is pleased to announce Patrick J. Ellingsworth as the Chairman at the fifth annual European Tax Summit, on the 13-15 March 2011, taking place at the prestigious Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, Switzerland.

The European Tax Summit (www.taxsummit.com/GTMpr), will highlight the tax profession’s current objectives and future ambitions through visionary keynote presentations and case studies delivered by your most esteemed peers in the tax practitioner community. The one-to-one meetings with leading solution and service providers will offer you the expertise needed to operate an efficient corporate tax machine that will ultimately play a core role in your business.

Patrick J. Ellingsworth is a Former Chair of the Tax Committee of the Business & Industry Advisory
Committee (BIAC) to the Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) in Paris and a Governing Trustee of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) in Amsterdam. Keynote Speakers also include Gottfried Schellmann, Chairman of Fiscal Committee, Confédération Fiscale Européenne; Urs Kapalle, Director Taxation and Fiscal Policy, Swiss Bankers Association; John Christensen, Director of the International Secretariat, Tax Justice Network; Krister Andersson, Chairman Tax Policy Group, BUSINESSEUROPE; Jim Robertson, VP Tax, Eastern Hemisphere & Global Tax Practices, Shell International; Daniel Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute and Melchior Wathelet, Minister of State for Belgium, Former ECJ Judge & Professor of European Law, University of Louvain and Liège.

This year’s European Tax Summit audience includes Senior Vice Presidents of International Tax, Vice Presidents of Tax, Chief Tax Officers, Group Heads of Tax, Heads of Transfer-Pricing, Tax Directors, Tax Counsels, International Tax Managers, Heads of Direct and Indirect Tax as well as Sponsors offering a wide range of product / service categories / including Tax Consulting Services, Tax Management, Legal Services, International Tax Planning and Tax Outsourcing.

marcus evans Summits (www.marcusevans.com), produces high level business platforms for the world’s leading decision-makers. These dynamic and innovative forums initiate and develop business relationships one to one between director and C level practitioners from the world’s most influential organizations and with leading product and service suppliers. marcus evans Summit’s guarantees an exclusive format which enables participants to achieve the maximum amount of business and knowledge interaction over a three day event in a stimulating environment.

Please note that the European Tax Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants is limited.

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Tax Issues Uncovered by Paul Morton

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Counter-Trend Expansion – CAE-Specialist ITI Starts International Expansion in Europe

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Dresden/Germany, 31 August 2009 – ITI GmbH, international leader in virtual system engineering, today announces its debut in Great Britain. The foundation of ITI Northern Europe Limited enables the company to extend its presence on international markets and to provide its customers in Northern Europe with class-leading levels of service support, sales and customer-orientation. ITI also announces the expansion of its Headquarters in Dresden/Germany; software development will be continuously strengthened. Counter the general economic trend, the company performed well in the first half of the year and is financially set for further expansion with sales running stable and an increasing global demand for ITI simulation solutions.

For many years with more than 25 selected distributors on three continents, ITI has been cooperating with a successful network of stand-alone, state-of-the-art partners dedicated to the sales and service of SimulationX, the standard multi-domain software for system simulation. The establishment of the UK facility in Milton Keynes is a debut in ITI history thus tightening its international market position. The new subsidiary has already started operation and acts independently in local sales, marketing, and human resources development. Simulation solutions are provided and supported for SimulationX customers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. Chris Litchfield becomes Business and Sales Manager for Northern Europe and will be supported by Emmanuel Domingues, Technical Manager. Each of them brings more than eight years experience in delivering system simulation solutions to a wide range of industries.

We want to advance our commitment to ITI customers in Northern Europe by providing the world’s highest level of satisfaction in service support and sales of SimulationX thus implementing true innovations together. Our aim is to become a key player on the European CAE market within the next two years, said Jens O. Schindler, ITI Managing Director, about the aims of the new facility. “In the past years ITI strengthened its position as a leader in virtual system engineering and became an internationally-demanded engineering partner, adds Dr. Andreas Uhlig, ITI Managing Director, and further explains: “With highly-qualified people and financial strength we are ready for new investments to expand our business. The establishment of the subsidiary is a milestone in ITI’s company history.

About ITI

For more than 18 years ITI has been one of the internationally leading companies for the virtual system engineering. The software SimulationX is applied by engineers and scientists at more than 600 well-known companies such as Audi, BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, Continental, Schaeffler, Siemens, Demag, Husky, Nikon, Mitsubishi and Liebherr. SimulationX is also widely used in academics and research world-wide. Main fields of application are power engineering, Power transmission, fluid power, mechanical engineering, power generation and automotive. Apart from this ITI supports its clients in the field of research and development of high-technology with engineering and consulting services. In the field of real-time and HiL test-system applications ITI provides turnkey projects and references for various companies including CNH, Putzmeister or Hoerbiger. Further information on www.iti.de.

About SimulationX

SimulationX – The Driving Force in System Simulation determines the level of modeling, simulating and optimizing complex technical systems. The software models the interaction of components from a multitude of domains including their mutual interaction and feedback on one platform. This significantly distinguishes SimulationX from any other kind of CAE software (FEM, CFD, MBS). SimulationX is the standard in software for evaluation of the interaction of all components in technical systems. It is the universal CAE tool for modeling, simulating and analyzing physical effects – with ready-to-use model libraries for 1D mechanics, 3D multi-body systems, power transmission, hydraulics, pneumatics, thermodynamics, electrics, electrical drives, magnetic as well as controls – post-processing included. SimulationX fully supports Modelica® language and offers a wide range of open, comprehensive CAx-interfaces. Further information on www.simulationx.com.

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Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)Congress on November 2009

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

    • Next Generation Sequencing High Throughput Sequencing Platforms: Implementation and Technology Considerations
      Sequencing Applications Considerations
    • Applying Next-Generation Sequencing to Cancer and Medical Genetics and Discovery Research
    • Next Generation Sequencing Technologies and Bioinformatic Analysis Tools
    • Data Analysis
    • Data Management and Storage Strategies
  • Oxford Global Conferences is proud to present Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)Congress, which is to be held on the 16th & 17th November 2009 in London. The congress is held in conjunction with qPCR Congress( www.qpcr-congress.com).

     

    Next-generation sequencing technologies are revolutionizing biology by allowing for genome-wide transcription factor binding-site profiling, transcriptome sequencing, and more recently, whole-genome resequencing. These technologies will provide a genome-wide sequence readout as an endpoint to applications ranging from chromatin immunoprecipitation, mutation mapping and polymorphism discovery to noncoding RNA discovery.

     

    Over the 2 days, the conference provides an overview of the current options of next-generation sequencing platforms, technologies, applications and the newest computational tools for the analysis of next-generation sequencing data.

     

    The event will attract over 120 senior-level decision makers working in bioinformatics & data management, next generation sequencing, discovery, RNA profiling, molecular genomics, and clinical & diagnostics development from the UK, Europe and US.  This prestigious event provides a forum for practitioners and researchers to learn more about key solutions being provided to their industry, network with their peers, and address key industry concerns through a series of cutting edge conference presentations in a professional yet relaxed environment.

     

    THE EVENT

    In keeping with Oxford Global’s highly successful life sciences series, an expert panel of 25 speakers will present a full conference programme covering the following key topics include:

     

    Day 1 – 16th November

     

    Day 2 – 17th November

     

    WHO ATTENDS?

    Delegates are pre-qualified dependent on budget, responsibility and seniority.  Delegates are senior-level decision makers, from major pharmaceutical, biotech companies and research institutions based in Europe and typically include VPs, Directors, Managers and Heads of:

    Drug Discovery

    High throughput Technologies

    Bioinformatics

    Data Management

    Principal Investigation

    Molecular Profiling/Diagnostics

    Clinical Development

    qPCR

    Next Generation Sequencing

    Gene Expression

    Biostatistics

    Genomics

     

    YOUR NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

    Meet face-to-face with leading solution providers and senior-level industry peers through a series of formal and informal networking opportunities.  Using our online appointment system, you are able to view the full profiles of all solution provides before the event. In addition you have the chance to pre-arrange one-to-one meetings with them, giving you the opportunity to discuss technologies, services and solutions that address your key business needs.   Categories of solution providers include:

     

    Next Generation Sequencing Platforms

    NGS technologies

    Screening Technologies

    High Throughput Sequencing

    Data Management Methods

    Bioinformatics/Biostatistics Solutions

     

     

    Special discounts are available by quoting NGSDEL09. For information on sponsorship and registration please email info@oxfordglobal.co.uk or call +44(0) 1865 304925 www.nextgenerationsequencing-congress.com.

     

     

Vehicles and Aerospace Drive Energy Harvesting Forward

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Vehicles and Aerospace Drive Energy Harvesting Forward
By Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

http://www.energyharvestingjournal.com/articles/solar-car-roof-drives-accessories-00001569.asp

It has been a long wait. In 1834, Thomas Davenport demonstrated the first electric car in the UK. Pure electric mobility aids for the disabled (power chairs, etc) sell at around the million unit level every year and most fork lift trucks across the world are electric so he certainly achieved something. All electric golf cars peaked at about 300,000 units yearly but unfortunately pure electric on-road cars have yet to sell in more than tens of thousands yearly. Mainly it is a problem of inadequate range from available batteries, lack of charging infrastructure and lack of realistic fast charging. However, there are huge government incentives, new in 2009, to break these logjams. Meanwhile, hybrid gasoline-electric cars will tide us over. Here a big improvement is the availability from 2009 onwards of more and more plug-in hybrids with big enough batteries to go at least tens of miles on the much cheaper electricity alone if that is your wish.

See the future of energy harvesting

In all forms of electric vehicle, power management is key and any form of energy harvesting is welcome. The modern car will therefore increasingly use regenerative braking, solar panels outside and maybe energy harvesting shock absorbers and other forms of energy harvesting as well. Even those not interested in the automotive industry can learn from its eager adoption of types of energy harvesting that need volume to be used elsewhere.  Regenerative braking is already commonplace in pure electric cars. From 2009, the photovoltaic car roof will increasingly be the norm as well, initially only powering accessories but later, when transparent film solar is available and over the whole car, providing significant traction power as well, in sunny countries.

This idea is not new, as evidenced by the 1982 solar powered “car” in Germany.

German solar electric car from 1982 that achieved 15 mph.

Source German Information Center

The world’s largest car company Toyota has a $5 billion electric vehicle business already and IDTechEx projects in its new report “Hybrid and Pure Electric Cars 2009-2019″ that Toyota’s sales of hybrid cars will pass one million in 2014. The global sales of all forms of electric car from all suppliers will be 3.125 million at that time, forecasts IDTechEx. Clearly such volume will be an excellent opportunity for numbers driven cost reduction of many forms of energy harvesting, benefiting the use of harvesting elsewhere. Is there a place for the new lightweight vibration harvesting to drive accessories for example?

The best selling Toyota hybrid is the Prius. It is the best selling hybrid car in the world by a big margin. Toyota’s third-generation Prius appeared this year with an optional solar panel on its roof. The panel powers a ventilation system that can cool the car without help from the engine, Toyota says.

Solar roof on Prius

Source Prius
In addition, Solar Electric Vehicles has been offering a solar roof conversion for existing Prius vehicles.
Solar Electric Vehicles $3500 165 W/h Prius solar roof conversion

Source Solar Electric Vehicles

Because the Toyota cars are fully crash tested on-road vehicles and currently used solar cells are heavy, the total weight precludes use of solar roofing to drive them along, though getting an extra five to fifteen miles range is not unusual.

“Being able to power a car entirely with solar is a pretty far-reaching goal,” said Tony Markel, a senior engineer at the federal government’s National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado.
In the new Prius, the photovoltaics provide energy for a ventilation fan that helps cool the parked car on sunny, hot days. The driver can start the fan remotely before stepping into the car. Once the car is started, the air conditioning will not need as much energy from a battery to do the rest of the cooling. Although palm sized solar car coolers that fit in the window to cool the parked car have been available for some time, the Toyota roof unit does a far more robust job and does not make a break in easier.

Auto Cool unit, with small polycrystalline photovoltaic panel, clips in a car side window.

Source IDTechEx

The next stage will be sufficient solar power to run the air conditioning at all times in sunny countries, via battery storage. The best thing about using any form of harvesting in a car is that it all saves on gasoline.

Unfortunately, hybrids may put on weight as they become the plug-in versions most desired by users. Plug-in hybrids permit the driver to go useful distance such as tens of miles, on all electric power, saving a lot of cost over gasoline. On the other hand, pure electric vehicles have no gasoline engine but that weight can be offset by the extra size of battery required. They will also benefit from new photovoltaics. Surely someone will use the new flexible copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS), di-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) or organic photovoltaics to make unfolding or unwinding panels that increase the area harvested during parking. Imaginative design required please. There will be cross fertilization from experience of energy harvesting in aerospace, something reflected in a forthcoming conference.

Conference on energy harvesting commercialization

The major IDTechEx conference and exhibition “Energy Harvesting and Storage USA” on November 3-4 in Denver USA has presentations from Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, BP, GE, Hospital Corporation of America and other famous names. It is co-located with “Wireless Sensor Networks and RTLS Summit” as these topics are increasingly related. Energy Harvesting technologies are the driving force behind the continued improvement and adaptability of Wireless Sensor Networks & Real Time Locating Systems. For more information, visit www.IDTechEx.com/Denver.

For missing images, please contact Cara Van Heest at c.vanheest@IDTechEx.com.

For more information on the topic please contact the author Peter Harrop at p.harrop@IDTechEx.com or to find out more about the Energy Harvesting USA 2009 conference please contact the Event Manager Ms. Sarah Lee at s.lee@IDTechEx.com.

IDTechEx Dates:

RFID Europe 2009 | Sep 29-30 | Cambridge, UK www.IDTechEx.com/RFIDeurope

Printed Electronics Asia 2009 | Sep 30-Oct 1 | Tokyo, Japan www.IDTechEx.com/peASIA

Energy Harvesting & Storage USA | Nov 3-4 | Denver, USA www.IDTechEx.com/ehUSA

RTLS & Wireless Sensor Networks Summit | Nov 3-4 | Denver, USA www.IDTechEx.com/wireless

Printed Electronics USA 2009 | Dec 2-3 | San Jose, USA www.IDTechEx.com/peUSA

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qPCR Congress 2009 in UK this November

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

    • Successful Gene Expression Analysis using real-time PCR
    • Profiling technologies: multivariate and multiway expression profiling, temporal expression profiling and spatiotemporal maps
    • Other technologies: High resolution melt, Immuno PCR, Methylation sensitive PCR, SNP analysis, microRNA detection and Multiplex technologies
    • Development of clinical diagnostics and clinical Development – use in therapeutic areas such as cancer and infectious diseases
    • Bioinformatics
    • Data management: software applications, data mining, data visualization, biostatistics, multivariate statistics
    • Assay optimisation and validation strategies
    • New applications of qPCR- High throughput applications, Real-time RT-PCR arrays and Digital PCR
    • The discovery of Biomarkers: Disease markers, Tissue specific markers, Cancer markers, Stem cells, Differentiation markers and Cancer stem cells
    • The potential and use of qPCR reagents and instrumentation
  • Oxford Global Conferences is proud to present qPCR Congress 2009 (www.qpcr-congress.com), which is to be held on the 16th & 17th November 2009 in London. The congress is the single most focused event in Europe dedicated to key technological and scientific trends & advances in qPCR in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, as well as academic institutions. There is also a post conference workshop on Biostatistics on the 18th November.

     

    This conference explores effective strategies, technologies and applications of qPCR in accelerating drug discovery and the development of clinical diagnostics. Over three days, the event will attract over 120 senior-level decision makers working in discovery, biomarkers, gene expression, molecular biology, and clinical & diagnostics development and bioinformatics & data management from the UK, Europe and US.  This prestigious event provides a forum for practitioners and researchers to learn more about key solutions being provided to their industry, network with their peers, and address key industry concerns through a series of cutting edge conference presentations in a professional yet relaxed environment.

     

    THE EVENT

    In keeping with Oxford Global’s highly successful life sciences series, an expert panel of 45 speakers will present a full conference programme covering the following key topics include:

     

    Day 16th November

    Stream 1: qPCR in Diagnostics and Molecular Markers as well as Novel Technical Approaches

    Stream 2: Bioinformatics and Data Management

    Day 2 17th November

    Stream 1: qPCR in Drug Discovery and Development

    Stream 2: Next Generation Sequencing High Throughput Sequencing Platforms

     

    Day 3 18th November: Post Conference Workshop – Biostatistics

     

    WHO ATTENDS?

    Delegates are pre-qualified dependent on budget, responsibility and seniority.  Delegates are senior-level decision makers, from major pharmaceutical, biotech companies and research institutions based in Europe and typically include VPs, Directors, Managers and Heads of:

     

    Drug Discovery

    Biomarkers

    Bioinformatics

    Clinical Diagnostics

    Principal Investigators

    Molecular Profiling

    Clinical Development

    qPCR

    Gene Expression

     

     

     

    Toxicology

    Translational Science

    Biochemistry

    Genomics

    Biostatistics

    High throughput Technologies

    Data Management

    Cell Biology

     

    YOUR NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

    Meet face-to-face with leading solution providers and senior-level industry peers through a series of formal and informal networking opportunities.  Using our online appointment system, you are able to view the full profiles of all solution provides before the event.  In addition you have the chance to pre-arrange one-to-one meetings with them, giving you the opportunity to discuss technologies, services and solutions that address your key business needs.  Categories of solution providers include:

     

    Real-Time PCR Reagents & Instrumentation

    qPCR technologies

    Screening Technologies

    Gene Expression Services

    RNAi Applications

    Bioinformatics/Biostatistics Solutions

    Molecular & Expression Profiling

    High Throughput Sequencing

    Data Management Methods

    Multiplex Technologies

    Sampling Technologies

    Multimarker Diagnostics

     

     

    Special discounts are available by quoting qPCRDEL09. For information on sponsorship and registration please email info@oxfordglobal.co.uk or call +44(0) 1865 304925 www.qpcr-congress.com.

     

     

IDTechEx’s Energy Harvesting Awards announced

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

By Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

The IDTechEx Energy Harvesting Awards were launched at the networking dinner at Robinson College on Wednesday 3rd June. Two awards were given out, recognising achievements in Best Technology Development and Best Application of energy harvesting in a product.

With entries from companies that offer unique solutions tailored for specific applications, the INFINERGYâ„¢ Micro Power Module (MPM) from Infinite Power Solutions (IPS) was the winner in the technology development category.

One of the judges, Professor Shashank Priya of Virginia Tech said: “At this juncture, there are two important requirements for all energy harvesting devices: adaptive circuit capable of accepting input from a wide range of harvesters, and conformable energy storage media.”

IPS claims that their MPM uniquely accepts energy from “badly behaved” voltage sources such as piezoelectric elements in a random vibration environment, or photovoltaic cells under low or variable light conditions.

“This is a significant achievement,” Professor Priya added.

Together with the THINERGYâ„¢ solid-state, rechargeable, thin-film Micro-Energy Cell (MECâ„¢) that has high power density, cycle life, and service life, IPS seems to have an advantage over competitors by integrating it with the power management module. This product can be integrated with a wide range of energy harvesters eliminating the need for conditioning circuits and energy storage.

“INFINERGYâ„¢ offers a solution that cuts across multiple scenarios and has the ability to become part of varying range of devices,” Professor Priya concluded.

In the field of best application, MK Electric-Honeywell was the winner.

MK Electric’s ‘enabled by EnOcean’ Echo range of self powered switches, launched in May 2008, involves no wires, no batteries and no fuss. There are currently over 100,000 EnOcean-enabled buildings in existence today which projects large future markets for wireless switches once the transition of this technology to regular households becomes a reality.

The benefits of such technology – combined with MK Electric’s market-leading wiring devices and accessories – include almost instant switch installation; total location flexibility of light switches within buildings; and easy relocation, re-installation and considerable cost-savings when ‘churning’ commercial spaces.

The important Mond Laboratory building at Cambridge University has become the first educational establishment in the UK to feature MK Electric’s Echo range of self-powered, wireless and battery-less light switches. The constraints of working with listed buildings – such as the Mond – made MK Electric’s Echo switches an ideal solution; as they obviate the need for chasing – or any wiring in the walls.

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To find out more about the Energy Harvesting & Storage conference series please contact the Event Manager Mrs. Corinne Jennings at c.jennings@IDTechEx.com.

IDTechEx Dates:
RFID Europe 2009 | Sep 29-30 | Cambridge, UK www.IDTechEx.com/RFIDeurope
Printed Electronics Asia 2009 | Sep 30-Oct 1 | Tokyo, Japan www.IDTechEx.com/peASIA
Energy Harvesting & Storage USA | Nov 3-4 | Denver, USA www.IDTechEx.com/ehUSA
RTLS & Wireless Sensor Networks Summit | Nov 3-4 | Denver, USA www.IDTechEx.com/wireless
Printed Electronics USA 2009 | Dec 2-3 | San Jose, USA www.IDTechEx.com/peUSA

Energy Harvesting & Storage Conference expands By Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Energy Harvesting & Storage

The conference Energy Harvesting in Cambridge UK on June 3-4 has enhanced its first and second day line up with carefully chosen speakers giving the big picture, with a particular emphasis on commercialization. Energy harvesting – making electronic and electric devices self sufficient for decades – is rapidly moving from the laboratory into a plethora of new applications. The first day of this unique conference is dedicated to uses, potential uses and market sizes – the first time an energy harvesting conference has served this aspect. Latest to join the speaker list on the first day is Lockheed Martin subsidiary Savi airing their need for energy harvesting in military and heavy logistics RFID.
The second day covers all the important technologies and what is possible when. Latest addition here is Dr Steven Novack of Idaho National Laboratory. His flexible sheets of printable nano antennas promise to harvest light – and beyond – at up to double the efficiency of the best, highly expensive, photovoltaic solar cells yet be affordable and easily applied to any structure whatever its shape.

Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman of analysts IDTechEx staging the conference says, “The first day is when we hear Rolls Royce Aeroengines and many other major users and potential users. It is now well complemented by the full range of technologies being compared on the second day – piezoelectrics, electrodynamics, photovoltaics, nantennas and thermoelectrics with an emphasis on applications. For example, three very important aspects now receiving major attention are energy harvesting tolerant electronics -where we have three speakers – and use of several energy harvesting methods together to give greater security of supply. At the event, delegates specializing in one technology will be forming partnerships with those having complementary technologies. Then there is the fact that 90% of potential wireless sensor network applications are impossible without energy harvesting. Four speakers describe exciting advances in this aspect as well as other progress.”

There is an exhibition, Masterclasses and visits to local centres of excellence.  The Masterclasses are led by world class authorities from IDTechEx and elsewhere, an example being Dr Emma Kendrick of Fife Batteries with Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Harry Zervos of IDTechEx leading the Energy Storage Masterclass on the day after the conference. The visit to see Cambridge University CAPE research on batteries, piezoelectrics and photovoltaics will be hosted by Dr Andrew Flewitt at the University.

ENDS

For more information on the topic please contact the author Dr. Peter Harrop at p.harrop@IDTechEx.com  or to find out more about the Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2009 conference please contact the Event Manager Mrs. Corinne Jennings at c.jennings@IDTechEx.com

IDTechEx Dates:
Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe | June 3-4 | Cambridge, UK www.IDTechEx.com/eh
RFID Europe 2009 | Sep 29-30 | Cambridge, UK www.IDTechEx.com/RFIDeurope
Printed Electronics Asia 2009 | Sep 30-Oct 1 | Tokyo, Japan www.IDTechEx.com/peASIA
Energy Harvesting & Storage USA | Nov 3-4 | Denver, USA www.IDTechEx.com/ehUSA
RTLS & Wireless Sensor Networks Summit | Nov 3-4 | Denver, USA www.IDTechEx.com/wireless
Printed Electronics USA 2009 | Dec 2-3 | San Jose, USA www.IDTechEx.com/peUSA

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Energy Harvesting – A Weird Business By Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

Monday, May 11th, 2009

There are now an enormous number of universities and research centers developing energy harvesting, meaning the capability to make small electronic devices self sufficient, often for decades. Their work does not necessarily reflect the market potential, however. Take electrodynamics, from the humble bicycle dynamo, self winding electronic watch and small wind turbine to harvesting the energy of the human heart to obviate the need for cutting people open to change their batteries. Universities do not study that option much, because, as one researcher recently put it to us, “If you ask for a grant to do a variant on a 19th century Faraday motor they do not get excited.” The industry needs to grow up and take far more careful note of what is really needed and what will be practicable when. There needs to be much more user pull and communication between potential users and suppliers. That is the theme of the unique conference “Energy Harvesting and Storage” in Cambridge UK June 3-4 www.idtechex.com/eh.

 

Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman of analyst IDTechEx, organiser of the conference, says, “In addition to the existing line up of huge organisations on the first day that will say what they are looking for and give their experience so far, we can now announce another input. Oliver Schneider of the architect and design company The Facility will present on how it offers energy harvesting in building designs. Its latest success lies in being asked by the Olympic Delivery Authority to showcase its vibration harvesting technology at a train station serving the planned Olympic Park in the UK.  He says, “I shall cover turning negatives into useful positives, the harvesting of footfall, harvesting environmental vibrations and additional benefits and markets.”

 

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For more information on the topic please contact the author Dr. Peter Harrop at p.harrop@IDTechEx.com  or to find out more about the Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2009 conference please contact the Event Manager Mrs. Corinne Jennings at c.jennings@IDTechEx.com

 

IDTechEx Dates:

 

Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe | June 3-4 | Cambridge, UK www.IDTechEx.com/eh

RFID Europe 2009 | Sep 29-30 | Cambridge, UK www.IDTechEx.com/RFIDeurope

Printed Electronics Asia 2009 | Sep 30-Oct 1 | Tokyo, Japan www.IDTechEx.com/peASIA

Energy Harvesting & Storage USA | Nov 3-4 | Denver, USA www.IDTechEx.com/ehUSA

RTLS & Wireless Sensor Networks Summit | Nov 3-4 | Denver, USA www.IDTechEx.com/wireless

Printed Electronics USA 2009 | Dec 2-3 | San Jose, USA www.IDTechEx.com/peUSA

Photovoltaics Beyond Conventional Silicon USA 2009 | Dec 2-3 | San Jose, USA

www.IDTechEx.com/pvUSA