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Supergen Cross-Hub Workshops and Seedcorn Funding

Friday 6th November 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Workshop 2: Co-Design of Offshore Renewables with Network & Storage Vectors – Future systems

Current and future research challenges for sustainable energy generation, transmission, storage and utilisation span a range of disciplines. Three of the Supergen programmes, Supergen Energy Storage Network+, Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub, and Supergen Energy Networks Hub, have come together to hold a series of virtual cross-discipline workshops, bringing together Academics, Researchers, Practitioners and companies to explore the common challenges, synergies and opportunities with a goal to achieving step changes towards the highly ambitious net-zero carbon 2050 vision.Following the workshops the three Supergen programmes are making seedcorn funding available to fund specific projects seeking solutions and pathways for the prioritised challenges identified within the cross-discipline workshops. The intention is to fund cross-discipline collaborations that carry out pilot studies to enable new and adventurous research, ultimately leading to further grant applications through existing funding bodies.

A total of £75,000 seedcorn funding per workshop is available for pilot studies, and applications from collaborative groups will be capped to allow for three or four studies from each workshop to be funded. Further details regarding the funding and the process for applying for seedcorn funding will be made available during the workshop.

We are using the online platform, Well Sorted, to facilitate both the scope and submission of topics in advance of the workshop.

This will enable topic ideas to be submitted and prioritised by delegates in advance, so that the workshop can be split into relevant breakout rooms by topic theme with a focus on further developing topic ideas and identifying potential collaborators.

The survey for topics / ideas within Well Sorted will close
at 5pm (BST) on Friday 2nd October 2020.

Full details are outlined in the PDF documents which can be downloaded by clicking the links below.

Regisration details for workshops 2 (PDF format)

Workshop 2 theme: Co-Design of Offshore Renewables with Network & Storage Vectors – Future systems

Date: 6 November 2020
Time: 14:00 – 16:30
Location: Online Zoom meeting (the link and password to the meeting will be available via Eventbrite once the Well-Sorted survey and event registration has been completed).

The scope of this workshop covers energy vectors for offshore renewables. Energy vectors allow to make energy available to be used at a distance/different time from the source of generation. Typical energy vectors relevant for offshore energy are electricity, hydrogen, compressed gas. The workshop will consider the development and co-design of future offshore energy vector systems.


Friday 6th November 2020
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm