Working with businesses to drive innovation and develop new products, technologies and processes for the commercial market.Case studies
The Smart Energy Storage Solutions Hub (SESS) scheme, led by the University of South Wales (USW), will work with businesses to drive innovation and develop new products, technologies and processes for the commercial market.
Focusing on Smart Specialization and ERDF Specific Objective 1.2, SESS aims to overcome many of the barriers which often make it difficult for companies to engage in R&D activities.
The Smart Energy Storage Solutions Hub has obtained funding from the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programme under the European Regional Development Fund, ERDF P1 SO2: To increase the successful translation of research and innovation processes into new and improved commercial products, processes and services, in particular through improved technology transfer from HEIs.
Many companies need a helping hand when it comes to emerging technologies. SESS is perfectly aligned to support R&D activity in this field, having an in-depth knowledge in the area of battery and energy storage.
SESS was established as a collaborative innovation and R&D operation, giving large, medium and small enterprises within the West Wales and the Valleys region access to leading academic knowledge and research facilities. It will be demand led by companies, researching and piloting new innovative technologies, products and processes, specifically in electrical energy storage, with strong post operation commercial potential. SESS will address the need to drive research activity and innovation within industry in Wales, to maximise the contribution of Welsh businesses to the economy.SESS Established >>>
The hub, based at the university’s established Centre for Automotive and Power Systems Engineering (CAPSE), will capitalise on the existing departmental academic and research strengths and the resulting innovation will maximise the contribution of Welsh businesses to future economic growth.USW Location >>>
The EU is backing this £3.5 million energy storage initiative led by the University of South Wales (USW). Our hub will benefit from £2.3 million of EU funding to collaborate with businesses in sectors such as low carbon, energy and environment, advanced manufacturing and ICT.Funding and grants