The Smart Energy Storage Solutions Hub (SESS) – based at the University of South Wales’ Center for Automotive and Power Systems Engineering (CAPSE) – will receive £2.3M (~$3M) of EU funding to collaborate with businesses in areas such as low carbon, energy and environment, advanced manufacturing, and ICT. An additional £1.2M will come from the university and industrial partners involved in the project.
“We are committed to driving forward cutting-edge research in the low-carbon economy and collaboration between business and universities will help us achieve this,” said Welsh finance secretary professor Mark Drakeford. “Reducing our carbon footprint is a key priority of the Welsh Government, helping Wales to realize its energy-efficiency potential and to become a major exporter of energy efficiency technology and know-how.”
Professor Julie Lydon, USW Vice Chancellor, said: “USW has extensive experience of working in collaboration with a wide range of external bodies in all sectors of the economy. CAPSE has an excellent reputation for expertise in the field of battery/energy storage research, on which the SESS operation will be based. The extensive range of knowledge available at USW will help SMEs involved in SESS to capitalize on our existing academic and research strengths and the resulting innovation will maximize the contribution of Welsh businesses to future economic growth.”