SPECIFIC IKC Phase 2

Lead Research Organisation: Swansea University
Department Name: School of Engineering

Abstract

The UK faces a challenge of providing an energy system that is secure, sustainable and affordable. The cost of upgrading the power infrastructure is estimated to be £200bn using a centralised energy generation model. We believe that the Buildings as Power Stations concept can create a whole new manufacturing and business opportunity and dramatically reduce the investment required to create a secure future for the next generation. Even reducing the power infrastructure investment by 10% represents a £20bn UK opportunity which is mirrored across the developed world.

So far on our journey we have had substantial impact and SPECIFIC is a key component to ensure commercialisation of these disruptive technologies principally though leadership of demonstration of new technology in the built environment. Research leadership and excellence is backed up by the publishing of 149 papers, international invited conference presentations and an expanding portfolio of 29 patents. A network of over 52 early adopter industrial partners, spanning both large corporates through to a selection of fast moving and innovative SMEs has also been grown. Where no company or market yet exists we have elected to spin two companies out. Alongside this, world class facilities have been created for large scale research and demonstration of product manufacture, including three pilot lines co-located with world class scientific research instrumentation. The opening of the Solcer Demonstration house in July this year is a key milestone; with colleagues at the Welsh School of Architecture (Cardiff) and the construction supply chain, this 'Active House' uses EXISTING technology harnessed in a unique way to generate up to twice as much energy as it uses. Combining solar electric and thermal generation and storage systems the house is globally unique and with a construction cost of under £150k it is affordable.

The journey into the next decade brings both challenge and opportunity. We intend to build on the success of the first four years and to deliver critical new technologies to market, including printed photovoltaics at half the current commercial Si cost, safer building scale aqueous batteries delivering the opportunity to time shift renewable generation to demand, and solar thermal integrated storage solutions which create Active Buildings that do not require gas heating. Each of these sectors alone represent a billion pound opportunity and together they create a compelling case for a paradigm shift in our energy matrix from centralised generation and grid distribution to a model of distributed energy generation.

This is disruptive technology so accurate market assessment is challenging. However, considering domestic new build in isolation, with 145,000 new UK homes built in 2014 and assuming an average £125k construction cost (proved through the Solcer House project) this translates to a >£1.8bn annual domestic new build opportunity if only 10% of new homes use the Buildings as Powerstations concept. Given it is affordable, environmentally friendly and offers building owners an additional income stream this projection is conservative. The opportunity in retrofit is even larger as is that in commercial and industrial buildings. The associated manufacturing opportunity will create 5000 jobs in the construction supply chain and give the UK, centred in Wales, a 'once in a lifetime opportunity' to lead the world using technology invented, developed, proven and manufactured here. Wales and the UK can be a beacon of leadership for developed and developing nations alike in a new industrial revolution.

Planned Impact

We believe that the SPECIFIC IKC can deliver a new Buildings as Powerstations (BAPS) industry within the next phase of the project. This has been recently re-inforced by the completion of the first BAPS demonstrator (the SOLCER House produced with Cardiff University with support from Tata, Pilkington BASF and the construction supply chain). This demonstrator is not only affordable NOW but generates twice the energy it uses in a year. This powerful example will become even more attractive as new low cost energy generation and storage technologies are developed both at the IKC and elsewhere. SPECIFIC 2 supported by an additional >£10m investment from WG and support of over £6m from industry will lead demonstration projects for domestic, commercial and industrial both new and retrofit.

Scientific and Technical: key targets are to increase the scope of UK academic partnership and drive increased publication and quality from the IKC staff
(1) 200 journal papers and 150 conference publications with a focus on high impact factor journals (6+)
(2) the hosting of an annual 'Buildings as Powerstations' conference and other international events at Swansea and the IKC to boost international profile and interactions
(3) To base at least two 2020 Impact case studies on the research outputs of the IKC
(4) To increase RCUK income into the host institution by £18m (focussing on PV, storage and solar thermal)
(5) To grow the staff to 170-200 over the next five years and develop sustainable strands of future funding

Societal and Environmental: key targets are reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and an alternative low carbon method of powering buildings
(1) Produce 108 building demonstrators of different types both new and retrofit to prove the conomic and environmental case for Buildings as powerstations
(2) Create low carbon and net positive energy buildings at affordable cost for domestic, industrial and commercial buildings
(3) Generate up to one third of the UKs target renewable energy from building stock and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 6Mt per annum

Economic: key target is the creation of a >£1bn business opportunity in the UK
(1) Using the SOLCER house concept demonstrate that up to 10% UK new build could be make as 'active houses' representig a £1.8bn per annum opportunity
(2) Expand the new build philosophy to the 'Factory of the Future' through active building design demonstration with the user community
(3) Create new manufactured products (a) 20 p per watt peak PV within the lifetime of the IKC (b) solar thermal generation and storage at grid parity within the lifetime of the project and (c) alternative aqueous battery technologies at demonstration phase at the end of the project.

People: key targets are job creation and training of staff (at all levels)
(1) Create an internationally leading centre for Building integrated solar energy products employing up to 200 people
(2) Create a minumum of 250 jobs in supporting companies
(3) Training in the workplace of a minumum of 500 people on aspects of renewable technology to support their employment
(4) Training of a minimum of 50 post graduate engineers and scientists to work in the new industry
(5) Engagement with the wider community through sceince fairs and the Materials Live! project to include tens of thousands of participants

Organisations

Publications

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Abbas B (2019) Thermal sintering of printable copper for enhanced conductivity of FTO coated glass substrates in Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

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Allman A (2019) Food packaging simulant failure mechanisms in next generation steel packaging in Packaging Technology and Science

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Amdursky N (2019) Macroscale Biomolecular Electronics and Ionics. in Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)

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Baker J (2017) High throughput fabrication of mesoporous carbon perovskite solar cells in Journal of Materials Chemistry A

 
Title Indigo: Collections, Conservation, Chemistry - Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea City Council 
Description The collaborative project saw researchers use science to unlock the secrets of art history. Swansea University teamed up with the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery to discover more about a portrait of a lady in the gallery collection. The team analysed and observed small samples recovered during the restoration of the oil canvas. The artist had used a blue pigment in the portrait which proved the key to finding out more. The team identified Indigo as the blue pigment used in the painting through the deployment of a series of analytical techniques. This helped them gain a better understanding of when the portrait was painted. This is due to the fact that it's known when Indigo blue was used throughout art history. Following on, scientists were able to work with conservators to uncover the identity of the mystery artist. Visitors can participate in the interactive exhibit, view the portrait, examine cross-sections of paint samples with an optical microscope, and explore the forensic fine arts investigation. This exhibition is a partnership with Swansea Council's Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Swansea University. Funded by a grant from The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund, with support from Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Council, SPECIFIC, Beacon, Swansea University, with support from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and European Regional Development Fund. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact In addition to the interactive exhibition, a short film was made showcasing the project and the scientific processes used in the investigation: https://youtu.be/InX_-h1wMyw The gallery engagement team have also undertaken workshops with local children. 
URL https://www.glynnvivian.co.uk/whats-on/indigo-collections-conservation-chemistry/
 
Description Since its' inception in 2011, SPECIFIC has led a transition to zero emission, renewably powered transport, energy and heating solutions, beginning with the integration of renewables into buildings and then expanding into energy storage, local grid balancing and integration of EVs.
Specifically in 2021/2 a world leading scale-up activity for new perovskite PV technology has been delivered with panels on test in the UK, India and soon Mexico. Applicable to both conducting glass, plastic and metals the technology is really exciting and has attracted global attention from Tata Group with a demonstration at the 2022 Founders Day celebration.
The building demonstrator programme was devised to show full-scale demonstration of generation, storage and release of renewable energy for use in the building and in powering EVs. SPECIFIC's Active Classroom (2016) and Active Office (2018) buildings on the Swansea University Bay Campus also act as a platform for industrial partners to confidently trial their novel renewable technologies alongside existing and as part of the overall building system. Clearly it has also enabled the various SPECIFIC research teams to safely test and evolve their research by deployment on the buildings.
By using integrated new technologies on the buildings our technical teams have been able to monitor and report on the performance of the whole building.
Although small individual buildings, the Active Classroom and Active Office not only power themselves for most of the year but can provide enough spare electricity to power an EV for 26,000 miles which presents an exciting scalable option for very large buildings and how the Active Building approach can be applied in an energy-resilient solar-powered community. During 2021 the second development of social housing proof of concepts were designed and delivered in partnership with Coastal and Daiwa House Europe. Built on site within 6 days this is a massive step forward in terms of speed and quality as well as demonstrating a novel radiant heating system,
The SHED (Solar Heat Energy Demonstrator) in Margam is used to showcase multiple solar heat storage and collection demonstrators. It is a 1990s industrial unit that has been retrofitted with solar technology and has been run without gas since 2012, which is a 2030 Government imperative. It is home to the SPECIFIC® team working on revolutionary heat storage technologies including inter-seasonal. The solar heating, using a transpired solar collector which makes up the whole wall and has been retrofitted over existing cladding, is an ideal method of turning existing walls into heating resources in an additional way to support net-zero power to the use of solar PV on roofing. This has been supplemented in 2020 by a range of emerging thermal generation collectors, showcasing the choice and performance now available to consumers.
SPECIFIC is also collaborating with multiple university and industry partners, local authorities and regional development groups actively participating in the regional drive for net-zero living through wider UKRI initiatives such as the IDRIC programme and is looking to extend the global reach of research through a net zero network with India based on the successful partnership with SUNRISE.
Exploitation Route COP26 was an excellent opportunity for SPECIFIC to promote the renewable energies technologies and Active Buildings. Other parts of this document highlight the specific engagement activities undertaken by various members of the team to promote SPECIFIC, in particular, the Active Buildings and related technologies were featured twice via the BBC in 2021, both with international audience reach. As a result, interest and requests for information from the general public and businesses have increased greatly. To illustrate new collaborations with a major international housing manufacturer and Tata Steel supported by SPECIFIC based on a practical demonstration semi-detached house produced in late 2021 will be replicable in a variety of locations from the end of 2022.
SPECIFIC's SHED building demonstrator was chosen as the venue for the Welsh Government's (WG) launch of their Net Zero Strategy Plan. This was the preferred venue as they wanted the event to be housed in a novel low-carbon demonstrator promoting new renewable technologies. This signifies longer term support for the work from the WG.
SPECIFIC is also pioneering the application of Active Building technology around the world having completed a solar powered building in India (March 2022) and is working with Mexican textile screen printers to produce solar modules on flexible materials. In South Africa, through SPECIFIC, photovoltaic and solar thermal technologies are being used to dewater sludge at a treatment plant. Solar powered 'Active' classrooms are also being created in Zambia. The team have also supplied demo perovskite PV to Tata in India for 2022 Founders Day (March) which we expect to release support for further scale-up work.
SPECIFIC are supporting a wider shaping of de-carbonisation activity in Wales working with pan-Wales partners to develop a Net Zero Wales (N0W) plan and a new innovation facility (SWITCH) to focus on regional industrial just transition to net zero. The facility and teams will be housed within a £20M exemplar for large factory style Active Buildings.
Since the PV work is reaching a higher TRL at this point the teams are also looking at extending the capability of our printing and coating lines to deliver novel applications for hydrogen generation and fuel cell technology. This is combined with novel approaches to solar fuels direct production from sunlight and atmospheric carbon.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Electronics,Energy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Transport

URL https://www.specific.eu.com
 
Description 2021 was the 10th year SPECIFIC has been in operation. In December 2021 SPECIFIC was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for revolutionary renewable energy technologies in recognition of its Materials Science and Engineering research that is leading a revolution in renewable energy technologies, particularly solar electricity and heat generation and storage. The Queen's Anniversary Prizes are awarded every two years and recognise the work carried out by UK universities and colleges which showcases quality and innovation and delivers real benefit to the wider world through education and training. Swansea University was awarded the prize (in February 2022) for the work of SPECIFIC primarily in the development of efficient low-cost photovoltaic technologies that convert solar energy into electricity. In the ten years since SPECIFIC was founded, achievements include: • The world's first dye-sensitised solar cell deposited directly onto a steel substrate which is a critical enabler to large-scale manufacture of building-integrated photovoltaics. • A reduction of the time to provide low-cost solution processable photovoltaics from 30 minutes to 2.5 seconds. • New methods that reduce the manufacturing time for dye-sensitive solar cells from several hours to less than two minutes. • The UK's first energy positive classroom demonstrating that solar energy can power and heat buildings. • Collaborative projects with 211 businesses and 128 research and academic partners in 17 countries. • Six spin-out companies creating jobs and supporting an innovative pipeline for steel building materials. • Working with two local housing associations to develop 18 low carbon homes for social housing tenants.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Electronics,Energy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Transport
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description £6.5m Funding to Develop 'Coal Mine Central Heating' Plan
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact A £6.5m grant has been awarded to pump naturally-heated water from an Caerau coal mine (Maesteg) and use it to heat 150 homes. The technology developed will pump water from a depth of 230m (750ft) which has been heated by the earth to about 20.6C (70F). SPECIFIC are assessing the heating energy demand for a cross section of the Caerau community and evaluating the potential for integration of renewable energy technologies. The feasibility study that this work contributes to is being delivered by a large commercial and academic consortium on behalf of Bridgend council. (to be completed at the end of February) SPECIFIC is also working in conjunction with Cardiff Metropolitan University to assess the heating energy demand using a combination of surveying techniques, including condition assessments, air permeability tests, SAP calculations and thermography surveys. The information gained will underpin previous heat mapping work conducted by Cardiff university and inform the size of heat pump required.
URL http://specific.eu.com/6-5m-funding-to-develop-coal-mine-central-heating-plan/
 
Description Education in Modular for Trinity St David's Future Architects
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Students from University of Wales Trinity St David's School of Architecture and Built Environment were treated to an in-depth tour of the construction process behind the UK's first energy positive office building. The project, led by SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre at Swansea University, funded by Innovate UK and procured through the Fusion 21 modular buildings framework, is being manufactured offsite by Wernick Buildings. The 40 students were initially taken on a tour of SPECIFIC's Active Classroom in Swansea University's Bay Campus, which is capable of generating, storing and releasing its own solar energy. The students were shown the innovative technologies being used as well as the energy saving features of the classroom. They were also shown the construction site for the new Active Office where groundworks are being undertaken. Once built, the Active Office with share energy and information with the adjacent Active Classroom using one smart, integrated system.
URL http://specific.eu.com/education-in-modular-for-trinity-st-davids-future-architects/
 
Description Adventures in Energy - A new concept for advanced large-scale energy storage: secondary batteries with seawater as open self-replenishing cathode
Amount £415,907 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N013727/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2018
 
Description Airbus Endeavr Wales Group Ltd
Amount £156,409 (GBP)
Organisation Airbus Endeavr Wales 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
 
Description Application Targeted and Integrated Photovoltaics (ATIP)
Amount £2,742,953 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 06/2025
 
Description BEIS Non-Domestic Demand-Side Response
Amount £18,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 127310112017-ND105 
Organisation Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 10/2017
 
Description Brian Mercer Feasibility Award
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MF150163 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Functional Industrial Coatings
Amount £4,573,487 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S02252X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 03/2028
 
Description EPSRC First Grant Scheme
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R016666/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 01/2019
 
Description EPSRC Responsive Mode
Amount £1,220,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P030831/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description ESF R&I 25% - Material & Manufacturing Academy 2023 Ext
Amount £9,227,930 (GBP)
Funding ID WEFO ID 80816 - ESF P2 SO3 
Organisation European Social Fund (Welsh Government/ EU) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 12/2023
 
Description Energy Catalyst - Mid Stage - Round 2 - Hi-PROSPECTS
Amount £1,333,356 (GBP)
Funding ID 102470 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 03/2019
 
Description Energy Catalyst R5
Amount £562,000 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Description Enterprise Fellowship - Dodds
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EF1617\6\26 
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Entrepreneur in Residence
Amount £39,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EiR2\180108 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 09/2020
 
Description European Regional Development Fund - WEFO: FlexisApp - MESH (Mobile Energy Storage as Heat)
Amount £231,480 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 08/2022
 
Description Exploitation models for SPECIFIC IKC
Amount £250,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 920037 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Fabrication of high performance thin films of Graphene and Graphene nanoribbons for transparent electronic and photovoltaic application
Amount £10,067 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 01/2021
 
Description Global Challenges Research Fund
Amount £20,462 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 10/2021
 
Description Global Wales International Research Mobility Fund
Amount £3,550 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
 
Description Grant Opportunities - SCION
Amount $2,000,000 (USD)
Organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 03/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description H2020 RIA Research and Innovation Action - Viperlab
Amount £175,507 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2021 
End 11/2024
 
Description H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017 (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks)
Amount € 3,852,446 (EUR)
Funding ID MAESTRO (764787) 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2020
 
Description High Density Aerospace Solar Power (Hi DASP)
Amount £713,294 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 02/2024
 
Description IKC Extension
Amount £499,934 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 03/2023
 
Description Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC)
Amount £237,978 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V027050/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 08/2022
 
Description Industrial Support (cash) - BASF
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Funding ID n/a 
Organisation BASF 
Department BASF Coatings
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2021
 
Description Innovate UK: Armadillo Protective Coatings
Amount £30,638 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
 
Description Innovate UK: SUPPLEMENT Armadillo Protective Coatings
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
 
Description Intitutional Links - Newton fund
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Low-cost printed flexible solar cells as substitute for current (1st and 2nd generation) photovoltaics for building integrated applications in India
Amount £125,981 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/S01344X/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description Materials Science 2016 Venture Prize
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Armourers & Brasiers 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Network to Net-Zero
Amount £137,812 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/W026082/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description Newton Fund
Amount £5,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P003605/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description Outreach Fund: Chemistry and Conservation: Discovering Pigments and Painters
Amount £4,983 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Society of Chemistry 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2021 
End 06/2022
 
Description Post-Doctoral Enterprise Fellowships
Amount £75,000 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description Printed PV Coupons
Amount £125,980 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
 
Description Prosperity Partnership in Rapid Product Development
Amount £2,431,506 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S005218/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 10/2023
 
Description SEISMIC2
Amount £152,664 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 06/2021
 
Description SPECIFIC
Amount £5,999,991 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2023
 
Description SPECIFIC IKC Phase 2 - EPSRC £2M
Amount £2,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N020863/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 03/2021
 
Description SPECIFIC Phase 2 - IUK - £2M
Amount £2,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 920036 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 03/2021
 
Description SPECIFIC+ - WEFO £15M
Amount £15,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 80892 
Organisation Government of Wales 
Department Welsh European Funding Office
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 03/2021
 
Description SUSTAIN Manufacturing Hub
Amount £10,319,154 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S018107/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2026
 
Description Senior Industrial Fellow - MPI/Tata Steel
Amount £189,000 (GBP)
Funding ID n/a 
Organisation Materials Processing Institute 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 02/2019
 
Description Ser Cymru 2 - Fellowships
Amount £225,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 80761-SU-017 
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 11/2019
 
Description Ser Cymru 2 - Fellowships - SJ
Amount £93,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 11/2018
 
Description Ser Cymru Industry Fellowship - ASHIBA: ADVANCED HEAT STORAGE FOR INDUSTRIAL AND BUILDING APPLICATIONS
Amount £190,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NRNC08 
Organisation Welsh Assembly 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description Solar Photovoltaic Academic Research Consortium II
Amount £5,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Department Welsh European Funding Office
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 03/2021
 
Description Standard Research Grant: SUSTAIN Manufacturing Hub
Amount £6,011,015 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S018107/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2026
 
Description Supergen Solar Network+
Amount £1,020,413 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S000763/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 06/2022
 
Description Textiles to Terawatts: exploring the global opportunity for screen printed photovoltaics (104585)
Amount £87,601 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2022
 
Description The Active Building Centre
Amount £35,947,427 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S016627/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 03/2022
 
Description The Active Building Centre Research Programme (ABC RP)
Amount £9,324,025 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V012053/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 09/2022
 
Description The preparation of highly efficient and stable lead-free perovskite solar cells (105427)
Amount £9,440 (GBP)
Funding ID 105427 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 09/2020
 
Description UK-China Workshop on Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells
Amount £24,800 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
 
Description Ultrasealing for Photovoltaics
Amount £3,061 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description ZCO-86
Amount £132,352 (GBP)
Organisation International Zinc Association 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Belgium
Start 04/2020 
End 08/2023
 
Title Dataset for ''Screen printed carbon CsPbBr3 perovskite solar cells with high open-circuit photovoltage'' 
Description All the data collected and presented in the publication ''Screen printed carbon CsPbBr3 perovskite solar cells with high open-circuit photovoltage'' have been grouped in this Dataset. Carbon based CsPbBr3 perovskite solar cells have been investigated. In this work, we focus on the effect of the post-annealing temperature on the perovskite material properties and photovoltaic activity. The material properties have been investigated using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), UV-Vis, atomic force microscope (AFM) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The photovoltaic activity of the devices is tested by scanning the JV curve under simulated solar illumination (AM 1.5G filter, 100 mWcm-2) and measuring the EQE. Information about the internal resistance of the device has been taken measuring Impedance spectroscopy. A readme.txt file that describes how the data have been arranged is available. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Description Active Building Centre Ltd - Y Twyni Active Retrofit Project 
Organisation Active Building Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research and identify the best technology solutions regarding PV, battery storage, EV charging, data collection/monitoring and a building management system to achieve 'activation' of the building Evaluation of the building performance data after installation
Collaborator Contribution Create the tender documents / Tender specifications to potential contractors Select contractors Project Manage the retrofit
Impact Two new to firm processes from the Y Twyni Active Retrofit Project. The first of these is the development of the technical specification/solution for a retrofitted, integrated energy system for the generation, storage and release of electricity for the operation of the educational facilities building. Included in this was a new process of collecting and monitoring the building's data, and the energy management of the building. The combination of these new processes has been called 'Active Retrofit for Education Buildings'. The second new process for the Active Building Centre was the development of a procurement process specifically for 'Active Retrofit for Educational Buildings' projects. This process factored in the mandatory elements of public procurement within the construction sector and combined them with the need to be able to evaluate novel, complex and new to market technical specifications. At the time of development, the Active Retrofit for Education Buildings process was also new to market. Prior to this, only 'new build' educational buildings had been developed with integrated energy systems for the generation, storage and release of electrical energy, combined with a building management, data monitoring and collection system. The Active Building Centre has identified the educational sector as one of its key customers and plans to use the learning and process development from Y Twyni Active Retrofit project as part of its value proposition and marketing when targeting this market. Job creation of an additional 9.5 FTE positions
Start Year 2018
 
Description Armadillo Metal Coatings Ltd 
Organisation Armadillo Metal Coatings Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution access to facilities
Collaborator Contribution Investigation of anti-tarnish coatings for copper
Impact More outcomes are expected in 2021, but so far there has been an Increase in employment and development of a new to firm and market product.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Brecon Beacons National Park Authority 
Organisation Brecon Beacons National Park
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Identify load specifications for the Mountain Centre Building
Collaborator Contribution enabled the exploration of a retrofit in an area of outstanding natural beauty
Impact no outputs or outcomes as yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description Coastal Housing Group - Coed Darcy 
Organisation Coastal Housing Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Support with the design of the integrated energy systems Introduction to key collative partners
Collaborator Contribution Funded the build of the homes
Impact 8 MMC homes, 2 of which are 'Active' with integrated renewable technology
Start Year 2018
 
Description Coleg Sir Gar - Gelli Aur Farm 
Organisation Carmarthenshire College (Coleg Sir Gar)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Background understanding previous dairy farm grid substitution studies (report) Initial modelling of parameters Refining parameters by discussions Site visit (including discussions on validating pre-site visit grid substitution options and incorporating existing kit / opportunities the site has) Refinement of Model given the above SPECIFIC Delivery / finalising and presenting 'proof of concept' Evaluation of Assessment Matrix Proof of Concept 'Project Wrap up' - Advising of any future studies based on this work
Collaborator Contribution Coleg Sir Gar to provide operating data to SPECIFIC and clarify technical / operating points to ensure energy assessment is accurate Coleg Sir Gar to host a site visit and evaluate assessment.
Impact Generation of new products / processes to the company SPECIFIC have supported Coleg Sir Gar to develop a new internal process of milk parlour cleaning at the Dairy Development Farm by analysing grid substitution options. The aim of the project was to evaluate the requirements of an active dairy farm and assess how renewable technologies can offset the majority, if not the entirety of the energy required to heat a significant hot water store. The end product, milk, was being produced in estimated volumes of 5000 litres/day and delivered at a temperature of 37°C. It was required to be chilled to and maintained at 4°C whilst awaiting tanker pickup. This provision was from three refrigeration tanks and an ice maker which runs on an Economy 7 tariff. The three refrigeration tanks dumped the hot side to air using conventional plate type heat exchangers. The system recommended included thermodynamic panels that effectively captured and channelled the ambient temperature from the milking parlour and heated the hot water to 60°C. Considerable energy was available from the ambient temperature in the milking parlour. The herd management enable the thermodynamic panels to capitalise on the containment of the herd during the colder ambient air months, therefore increasing the system efficiencies higher than those expected by ambient air temperature alone. SPECIFIC worked with Coleg Sir Gar to produce this bespoke recommendation and a report of a preferred new grid substitution option for delivering hot water for milking operations, which can be replicated at other sites, cost effectiveness, payback and efficiency against their requirements monitored. Generation of new products / processes to the market SPECIFIC have supported Coleg Sir Gar to develop a new internal process of milk parlour cleaning at the Dairy Development Farm by analysing grid substitution options. The aim of the project was to evaluate the requirements of an active dairy farm and assess how renewable technologies can offset the majority, if not entirely the energy required to heat a significant hot water. The end product, milk, was being produced in estimated volumes of 5000 litres/day and delivered at a temperature of 37oC. It was required to be chilled to, and maintained at 4oC whilst awaiting tanker pickup. This provision was from three refrigeration tanks and an ice maker which runs off Economy 7 tariff. The three refrigeration tanks dumped the hot side to air using conventional plate type heat exchangers. The system recommended included thermodynamic panels that effectively captured and channelled the ambient temperature from the milking parlour and heated the hot water to 60oC. Considerable energy was available from the ambient temperature in the milking parlour. The herd management enabled the thermodynamic panels to capitalise on the containment of the herd during the colder ambient air months, therefore increasing the system efficiencies than those expected by ambient air temperature alone. SPECIFIC worked with Coleg Sir Gar to produce this bespoke recommendation and a report of a preferred new grid substitution option for delivering hot water for milking operations, which can be replicated at other sites, cost effectiveness, payback and efficiency against their requirements monitored.
Start Year 2017
 
Description FRED Project - Evergreen Smart Power/GenGame Ltd/Myenergi Ltd 
Organisation Energy Systems Catapult Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Testing of the New GenGame App Testing of the Remote Interface App Set Up Smart Charge Avoiding Peak Tariff Testing of the Boost Functionality Targeted Testing of Updates and changes to feedback and screen updates Wrong % added reported in Charge Log
Collaborator Contribution Creation of app Provision of hardware Supply of customers as research participants Project management
Impact Two new commercial offerings Private investment Further research project
Start Year 2020
 
Description GN Ltd 
Organisation Goat Nutrition Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Essential Oil Stills (Malawi)
Collaborator Contribution Essential Oil Stills (Malawi)
Impact Essential Oil Stills (Malawi)
Start Year 2020
 
Description Gestamp 
Organisation Gestamp Automoción
Country Spain 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Renewable Energy Generation discussions
Collaborator Contribution Discussions around potential collaboration in the future
Impact Discussions on how collaboration could take place only to date
Start Year 2019
 
Description Greenwise Construction 
Organisation Greenwise Construction
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Greenwise Construction have been assisting in installing demonstrator rigs to the SHED facility
Collaborator Contribution Greenwise Construction have assisted with engineering works required to install demonstrator rigs to the SPECIFIC SHED facility
Impact the resulting research is ongoing
Start Year 2019
 
Description GridDuck - Heated Floors 
Organisation GridDuck
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Working with GridDuck as lead partner, a project to examine the suitability of small heat loads for demand side response has been secured via BEIS's recent competition/tender "Demand Side Response for Non-Domestic Buildings". GridDuck and Upside Energy are both start-ups active in DSR. Phase 1 will commence in October, if successful, Phase 2 will use SPECIFIC's demonstration and scale up facilities. The work will include the heated floor tile as well as other heating loads.
Collaborator Contribution Working with GridDuck as lead partner, a project to examine the suitability of small heat loads for demand side response has been secured via BEIS
Impact none yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description IQE - Advanced Silicon-Perovskite Solar Tandem Cells (ASPEKTS) 
Organisation IQE Europe Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Scoping of research projects, preparation of collaborative funding applications. Access to facilities and technical staff.
Collaborator Contribution Scoping of research projects, preparation of collaborative funding applications. EPSRC iCASE studentship. Access to facilities and technical staff.
Impact EPSRC iCASE studentship
Start Year 2017
 
Description M T Jewellery Ltd 
Organisation M T Jewellery
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Assisting in preparation of novel materials for R&D.
Collaborator Contribution M T Jewellery Ltd have been assisting in engineering processes for preparation of novel materials for use in R&D projects associated with research being undertaken at SPECIFIC
Impact this collaboration is ongoing
Start Year 2019
 
Description Mary Ann Simmons 
Organisation Mary Ann Simmons
Sector Private 
PI Contribution assisting in developing processes to aid Recovery of waste silver from acidic etchant
Collaborator Contribution through discussions and ongoing research with SPECIFIC personnel Mary Ann Simmons is developing processes to aid Recovery of waste silver from acidic etchant
Impact this collaboration is ongoing
Start Year 2019
 
Description Measurable Ltd 
Organisation Measurable Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Smart energy monitoring data acquisition and trial testing
Collaborator Contribution Smart energy monitoring data acquisition and trial testing
Impact Smart energy monitoring data acquisition and trial testing ongoing
Start Year 2020
 
Description NSG 
Organisation NSG Nippon Sheet Glass Pilkington
Country Japan 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution NSG have been a collaborative partner from the outset of SPECIFIC assisting with providing research projects. SPECIFIC has fed into R&D projects relevant to the field that NSG operate.
Collaborator Contribution NSG have been a collaborative partner from the outset of SPECIFIC assisting with providing research projects and funding a Postdoctoral researcher, sitting within SPECIFIC to assist with this.
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2019
 
Description Odoni Elwell Ltd 
Organisation Odoni Elwell
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Working with Odoni Elwell Ltd to develop designs for the Feasibility of an Active Bike Shelter
Collaborator Contribution developing a Design Feasibility of an Active Bike Shelter
Impact Odoni Elwell Ltd have been assisting SPECIFIC personnel with developing a Design Feasibility of an Active Bike Shelter following on from a project to develop an Active Transport shelter
Start Year 2019
 
Description Ohme Operations UK Ltd 
Organisation Ohme Operations UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Ohme 'smart' chargers and fleet dashboard - Performance Analysis and Review. The collaboration is ongoing but SPECIFIC technical team are continuing to feedback data to the company in relation to the 'smart' EV chargers at the Active Office.
Collaborator Contribution Ohme 'smart' chargers and fleet dashboard - Performance Analysis and Review. Supply of the 'smart' EV chargers for testing and data gathering at the Active Office to enable analysis. .
Impact Ohme 'smart' chargers and fleet dashboard - Performance Analysis and Review
Start Year 2020
 
Description PXL Realm Ltd 
Organisation PXL Realm Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution provided technical advice for content and context for the Digital twin of the plant room in the Active Office
Collaborator Contribution production of Digital twin of the plant room in the Active Office
Impact production of a digital twin of the plant room in the Active Office to enable monitoring of batteries and storage Development of new to firm product for Market.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Palliser Engineers Ltd - Optical Transfer of Heat with Electrical and Light Output 
Organisation Palliser Engineers Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution development of low cost CdTe to convert short solar wavelengths and utilise most of the remaining 41% to achieve temperatures of 150 deg C using novel optics. This enables absorption and adsorption heat driven technologies to be run efficiently for affordable air-conditioning and refrigeration. SPECIFIC will address the heat profiles needed to interface with thermochemical heat storage salts, including the interface and control aspects of applying their techniques for relatively short-term heat cycles in domestic or industrial conditions.
Collaborator Contribution Project leadership and research direction. Collaborative R&D.
Impact project work recently began - too early to report outcomes
Start Year 2017
 
Description Port of Milford Haven 
Organisation Milford Haven Port Authoriy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution exploration of Thermal performance assessment of MHPA building
Collaborator Contribution working with SPECIFIC personnel to develop Thermal performance assessment of MHPA building
Impact none as yet, but future projects are planned
Start Year 2019
 
Description Rotaheat 
Organisation Rotaheat
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution personnel working alongside Rotaheat personnel to enable Development and installation of a test rig for the Microheater device, and the subsequent verification testing process
Collaborator Contribution Working alongside SPECIFIC personnel to enable Development and installation of a test rig for the Microheater device, and the subsequent verification testing process
Impact this work is ongoing at the SPECIFIC SHED facility
Start Year 2019
 
Description SPECIFIC IKC - Phase 2 - Strategic Industry Partners 
Organisation BASF
Department BASF Coatings
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of a range of coatings for steel and glass to functionalise the building envelop.
Collaborator Contribution Access to industrial expertise, equipment, facilities and project steering. Direct funding of staff and doctoral students.
Impact multi-disciplinary collaboration involving: Materials Science / Engineering Physics Chemistry Architecture Technology Transfer and Commercialisation
Start Year 2016
 
Description SPECIFIC IKC - Phase 2 - Strategic Industry Partners 
Organisation Pilkington Glass
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of a range of coatings for steel and glass to functionalise the building envelop.
Collaborator Contribution Access to industrial expertise, equipment, facilities and project steering. Direct funding of staff and doctoral students.
Impact multi-disciplinary collaboration involving: Materials Science / Engineering Physics Chemistry Architecture Technology Transfer and Commercialisation
Start Year 2016
 
Description SPECIFIC IKC - Phase 2 - Strategic Industry Partners 
Organisation TATA Steel
Department Tata Limited UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of a range of coatings for steel and glass to functionalise the building envelop.
Collaborator Contribution Access to industrial expertise, equipment, facilities and project steering. Direct funding of staff and doctoral students.
Impact multi-disciplinary collaboration involving: Materials Science / Engineering Physics Chemistry Architecture Technology Transfer and Commercialisation
Start Year 2016
 
Description Safehouse Technology Limited 
Organisation Safehouse Technologies Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution technical input for Sensor Acquisition and Trial Testing on the ACTIVE Office
Collaborator Contribution provision of Sensor Acquisition and Trial Testing on the ACTIVE Office
Impact outcomes still being considered as this has led to the development of new to firm product
Start Year 2020
 
Description Securus Property Compliance Ltd 
Organisation Securus Property Compliance Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Matterport Scan of Active Buildings to provide a 'virtual tour' - input on detail required/content
Collaborator Contribution Matterport Scan of Active Buildings to provide a 'virtual tour'. Process innovation and development.
Impact this tool has become invaluable during the COVID pandemic when site visits are strictly limited. ongoing project so outputs and outcomes are updating as required
Start Year 2020
 
Description Solarcentric Renewables Ltd 
Organisation SolarCentric Renewables Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution technical input to enable Design of Photo Voltaic (PV), Battery Storage and Car-Charging Installation
Collaborator Contribution Design of Photo Voltaic (PV), Battery Storage and Car-Charging Installation. New to firm and market product development.
Impact analysis of data and design still ongoing. New to firm and market product development continues with outcomes expected in 2021.
Start Year 2020
 
Description TATA Packaging 
Organisation TATA Steel
Country India 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Working alongside Tata Packaging personnel to develop and demonstrate new products on Active Buildings
Collaborator Contribution Working alongside SPECIFIC personnel to develop and demonstrate new products on Active Buildings
Impact This research is ongoing
Start Year 2019
 
Description Tata Steel 
Organisation TATA Steel
Department Tata Limited UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Working alongside Tata Steel personnel to develop Substation Modelling
Collaborator Contribution Working alongside SPECIFIC personnel to develop Substation Modelling
Impact ongoing reearch
Start Year 2019
 
Description Transport for Wales 
Organisation Transport for Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Working together with Transport for Wales personnel to develop an Active rail passenger shelter
Collaborator Contribution Development of an Active rail passenger shelter or deployment across Wales on railway platforms.
Impact If proved a successful model, production and deployment across the Wales rail network.
Start Year 2019
 
Description eight19 (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Eight19
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution development of collaborative research funding applications stability and processing of organic solar cells
Collaborator Contribution development of collaborative research funding applications
Impact funding applications
Start Year 2017
 
Company Name ARMADILLO METAL COATINGS LTD 
Description Armadillo Metal Coatings Ltd is a new company set up as a result of ERDF supported activity. The door furnishing market is forecast to generate around £500 million in revenues in 2020, with demand for copper and brasses growing. This trend should accelerate due to COVID-19, as surfaces that can prevent the transmission of viruses and microbes become more sought after in hospitals, public areas and offices. Armadillo Metal Coatings Ltd have developed an electroplating additive that adds value to the metal coating by enhancing resistance to corrosion and tarnish. 
Year Established 2019 
Impact Development of a new additive, that when added to a plating process forms regular and welldispersed deposits within the metal matrix, protecting the entire surface, is both new-to-company and new-to-market. The novel product detects early-stage corrosion and responds by releasing an on-demand inhibitor. Armadillo's new technology keeps decorative metal shining for over five times longer, and relieves the maintenance burden experienced by the end user. When applied to copper, excellent microbe / virus resistance is achieved with vastly reduced maintenance, particularly beneficial given the current Coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, the company now supports three full-time employees.
Website https://armadillomc.com/#home
 
Company Name MUREX ADVANCED MATERIALS LTD 
Description At Murex Advanced Materials we aim to develop and manufacture the materials you need to advanced your products. Our aim is to partner with businesses to develop, test and manufacture new materials. We have initially specialised in 3D printable materials and advanced pigments but our range of research and experience, as well as our access to world leading universities allows us to consider any project. 
Year Established 2016 
Impact none yet
Website http://www.murexgroup.co.uk
 
Company Name Hexigone Inhibitors Ltd 
Description Hexigone Inhibitors Ltd was formed in June 2016 as a result of winning the Armourers & Brasiers' 2016 Materials Science Venture Prize for its smart release Cr(VI)-free corrosion inhibitor for coated steel products. The innovation addresses an urgent need of the coil coating industry as the leading inhibitor products based on Cr(VI) will be banned by the EU in 2019 due to toxicity. 
Year Established 2016 
Impact Since it's formation in June 2016 the team have gone on to leverage £50k in seed investment, a Royal Society Brian Mercer Feasibility Award (£30k) and a Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowship (£60k). The technology is patented and is currently in the PCT phase. During 2017 it is expected that 1x doctoral level FTE will be created in the Swansea region. 2019 - The company now has several employees based in the Swansea region, has raised over £1m in private investment and is working globally with 20 international partners https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47468201?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/c52ew8q50z2t/wales-business&link_location=live-reporting-story One of the original team has now become a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at Swansea University
Website http://www.hexigone.com
 
Company Name ACTIVE BUILDING CENTRE LTD 
Description The Active Building concept was conceived by the SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre, at the University of Swansea. Their work led to the design and build of two demonstration buildings (the Active Classroom, in 2017 and the Active Office in 2018) to test and prove a range of energy and digital technologies, as well as show how these technologies can be connected in one integrated system, working together to generate heat and power for the building, and where appropriate for associate vehicles and the local grid. The success of the early Active Building demonstrators gave rise to the Active Building Centre, through funding by the UK government as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and UKRI. That support, including £36m of funding, was provided to develop a national centre of excellence working with supply chains in the energy and construction sectors; in turn supported a parallel Active Building Research Programme involving ten universities: Swansea, Bath, Newcastle, Birmingham, Loughborough, UCL, Sheffield, Cardiff, Imperial College London and Nottingham. Objectives for the ABC include assisting WG in delivering a fairer, more equal and sustainable future; enabling Prosperity for All to deliver a low carbon Wales, through transformed energy and construction sectors in Wales, and across the UK. The Active Building Centre works with national and local government, developers, energy distributors and homeowners, advising on how to most effectively deploy new technologies and innovative energy system solutions into new buildings or retrofit them into existing stock to optimise energy efficiency. 
Year Established 2019 
Impact The company has built six demonstrator buildings to date, three of which are based at their Berkeley research centre, and a further three projects: 1. The Trent Basin housing development in Nottingham - a pioneering community 'energy bubble'. Through Project SCENe it has become an exemplar in its approach to integrated renewables - community owned solar PV, battery storage and enabling infrastructure were installed at the construction stage, keeping the capital costs low. 2. ABC is supporting Carmarthenshire County Council and the Welsh Government in the delivery of a new low-carbon office and industrial development at Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire.The project is seeking to deliver highly energy-efficient, potentially net-zero-carbon buildings that are innovative in their use of renewable energy sources, adhere to 'Fabric First' principles to maximise material performance and qualify for a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating, signifying best practice in sustainability standards. 3. ABC is funding and partnering with Swansea University and the SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre on the retrofit of Y Twyni, the two-storey modular lecture theatre facility on Swansea University's Bay Campus. The active upgrade involves the installation of rooftop photovoltaic solar panels, battery storage and rapid EV chargers. The company now employs 30+ full-time members of staff across a wide range of roles and continues to seek further funding to support the government and the construction industry adopt renewable technologies to achieve net-zero.
Website http://www.activebuildingcentre.com
 
Company Name KUBAL-WRAITH LIMITED 
Description The spin-out, Kubal-Wraith Ltd, company was founded on 29 January 2018 by Swansea University and the inventors of the key intellectual property. The technology to be commercialised will enable continuous measurement of chemical composition and temperature of molten metals during production. This is achieved using a laser beam projected into the melt through a refractory gas-swept channel (tuyère) in the furnace wall. It will adapt and combine recent advances in refractory manufacturing and laser metrology, exploiting gas injection techniques to protect the data channel. 
Year Established 2018 
Impact in 2017 the team won a Royal Society Translation award to support the initial technology transfer of the technology from the university to an investment ready proposition. Following this, in June 2018 the now formed company and management team from Swansea University won the Armourers & Brasiers 2018 Materials Science Venture Prize - making Swansea University the first institution to win the prize twice. The lead inventor has since secured a Royal Society Short Industry Fellowship associated with the technology transfer of the innovation.
 
Description "Using building integrated PV and Solarthermal Techniques with energy storage to turn 'Buildings into Power Stations' Presentation at the World congress" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at the World congress by Professor Dave Worsley and Paul Jones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'A Low Carbon Pathway to 2030' Consultation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Context / Background: Climate change is one of the biggest global challenges threatening Wales' prosperity because it will have an impact on all of our lives. Wales is required by law to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 80% in 2050. This requires a step change to how we live and work and is not a standalone policy area. The global decarbonisation trajectory has been set, creating clarity and certainty to drive investment. This creates enormous economic opportunity for Wales. Everyone needs to act and accelerate a shift to Low Carbon Buildings and Transportation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://specific.eu.com/a-low-carbon-pathway-to-2030-consultation/
 
Description 11th International Summit on Organic and Hybrid Photovoltaics Stability (ISOS-11) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Wing Chung Tsoi presented to this conference in Suzhou, China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 12th Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics, HOPV20 Online Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 12th Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics, HOPV20 Online Conference - knowledge transfer
Professor Trystan Watson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.nanoge.org/HOPV20/home
 
Description 2018 International and European Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT2018/ECT2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Matthew Burton presented on behalf of SPECIFIC at this conference in Caen, France
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 2018 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Matthew Burton presented at this conference in Boston, USA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 7th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact the conference took place in South Africa, thereby extending the SPECIFIC research reach and increasing the profile abroad
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A Cool World Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact led to further contact and a different direction for an area of research to be explored
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ABC COP26 - Gloucester Build Better Now, How can smart flexible buildings help us reach net zero? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Joanna Clarke presented on Active Buildings with Hywel Lloyd from the ABC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description ABC/CREDS Discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ABC/CREDS Discussion (University of Oxford) - roundtable participation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description ATIP Annual Review Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact ATIP Annual Review Meeting - the first annual project review meeting including presentations from academics, researchers, and industrialists for dissemination of research, knowledge sharing and networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Active Building Centre Ltd - COP Gloucestershire: a COP26 Fringe event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Dave Worsley opened the in-person event and spoke as a panelist at different sessions during the event at ABC HQ in Berkley, Gloucestershire, highlighting the origins of active homes and active buildings. Accompanied by Dr Justin Searle and Marie Greaves, employed to network the wider audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Active Building Principles - Presentation to University of Wales Trinity St David MSc students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Joanna Clarke was asked to present to show examples of buildings that integrate renewable energy to MSc students at UWTSD and discuss benefits and challenges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Advanced Air - Pressure Independent Fan Coil - Active Buildings Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Advanced Air - Pressure Independent Fan Coil - Active Buildings Webinar Series, hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Airflow - MVHR for commercial applications - Active Building Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Airflow - MVHR for commercial applications - Active Building Webinar Series, hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description BBC Click Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Filming the Active Buildings, highlighting renewable technology and SPECIFIC labs for the BBC Click programme broadcast during COP26.
Focus on sustainable buildings of the future as one of Click's special shows about the ways in which tech can help save the planet, focusing on construction - one of the biggest carbon emitters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description BBC Great Coastal Railway Journeys 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On-camera interview, filming and participation via a tour of facilities (Active Building and Steel focus) in the latest (broadcast Feb 2022) Great Coastal Railway Journeys series for the BBC. The outcome is increased enquiries for advice on Active Buildings, steel products and industrial de-carbonisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0014t9k/great-coastal-railway-journeys-series-1-23-port-talbo...
 
Description BEAMA workshop: The EV experience in 2025 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact invited participation in an EV Workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BEIS Social Housing Decarbonisation Demonstration Fund 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BEIS Social Housing Decarbonisation Demonstration Fund - participation in supplier event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/social-housing-decarbonisation-fund-demonstrator
 
Description BEIS/FRED Project - Trialist Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact FRED Project - Trialist Webinar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description BuildTest Solutions - Building Performance Monitoring - Active Building Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BuildTest Solutions - Building Performance Monitoring - Active Building Webinar Series, hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description CIMTEC 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Trystan Watson was invited to speak at the annual conference in Perugia, Italy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description COP 26 Event: Ofgem - How can smart flexible buildings help us reach Net Zero? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Joanna Clarke took part in a panel discussion, chaired by Hywel Lloyd from the ABC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description COP Cymru Roadshow - North Wales: Energy Transition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Jenny Baker spoke in the first of the four COP Cymru regional roadshows focused on energy transition - understanding how renewable energy can be produced, stored and distributed across Wales in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description COP Cymru Roadshow - South West Wales: Adaptation & Resilience 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Dave Worsley was invited by SWIC (South Wales Industrial Cluster) to participate in a panel session at one of the regional roadshows organised as part of Wales Climate Week.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Can Better Batteries Lead to Better Energy Solutions? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Can Better Batteries Lead to Better Energy Solutions? Nature Research Stage, CogX - Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI & Emerging Technology
knowledge exchange
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.specific.eu.com/
 
Description Carbon Solar Cell Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SPECIFIC hosted this event - primarily Dave Worsley, Francesca de Rossi, Jenny Baker and Trystan Watson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Centre for Plastic Electronics Annual Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Jenny Nelson presented
Dr Silvia Villarroya-Lidon engaged people via a static demonstration stand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) Wales - (virtual) presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) Wales - Active Buildings Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) Wales - Active Buildings Webinar - knowledge exchange
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Clean Air Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact outreach - public engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Co-Innovate - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation of the buildings as power stations concept inviting industry to collaborate to deliver impact from research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Constructing Excellence Event - Circular Economy, Whole Life Approaches and MMC (Presentation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to Constructing Excellence Event - Circular Economy, Whole Life Approaches and MMC - knowledge exchange
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description DIY Solar Cell Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Alexander Riches undertook outreach activities in the local area as part of a science initiative
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Delhi Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Dave Worsley presented and participated in the Delhi Festival, New Delhi, India at the behest of the Welsh and Indian Government officials
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Design Circle AGM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joanna Clarke presented to an invited audience of architects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dimplex - Heat Pumps - Active Building Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dimplex - Heat Pumps - Active Building Webinar Series, hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description ECCA Brussels Presentation and participation in Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Dave Worsley was invited to present to the annual congress and participate in a Workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description EMRS: Advanced Materials and Architecture for Organic, Printable and Bio-inspired Photonics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Emily Speller presented at this conference in Strasbourg, France
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description EPSRC & Innovate UK - IKC Directors 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact EPSRC & Innovate UK - IKC directors meeting with all current UK IKCs (6) and Catapult Centres
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description EPSRC Future Planning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact EPSRC Future Planning - participation in a roundtable event with UKRI - Prof Dave Worsley/Dr Christian Bryant in attendance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description EU Heroes H2020 Project meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact the international conference was hosted at SPECIFIC in Swansea
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Empowering Fututre Generation - Education, Training and Jobs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Joanna Clarke was the guest speaker/panel member
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Energy Storage Series 1, Episodes 1 and 2, BetaTeach Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Energy Storage Series 1, Episodes 1 and 2, BetaTeach Webinar - knowledge exchange
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.specific.eu.com/
 
Description Energy Systems Catapult, CEO visit to Active Office 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact a delegation from the Energy Systems Catapult, including the CEO and senior advisors visited the ACTIVE Office at Swansea
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Everything Change: Changing Energy Event run by the Taliesin Arts Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Everything Change: Changing Energy Event run by the Taliesin Arts Centre, JC presented our Active Building Principles and participated in a panel discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) Keynote Symposium: Energy and Transportation from a European Materials Perspective: Keynote Session II 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dave Worsley gave a keynote speech to the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Federation of Master Builders Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact presentation by Dr Jonathan Williams
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Filming for SPECIFIC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A film was made for SPECIFIC featuring Dave Worsley and Paul Jones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Future funding for energy transition - TRACER online event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Dave Worsley was invited via Welsh Government to speak in a session at the TRACER on-line event about learning from good practice experiences and how projects related to the energy transition can pursue the goals of achieving carbon targets, scientific excellence and levelling-up. The event was organised in conjunction with WG and Cardiff University under the TRACER Coal Regions in Transition project: (https://tracer-h2020.eu/).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://tracer-h2020.eu/
 
Description GB-Sol - BIPV Solutions - Active Building Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact GB-Sol - BIPV Solutions - Active Building Webinar Series, hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Get involved in Innovation Summit at Green Great Britain Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact invited speaker - Dave Worsley
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) presented by Combar - Active Building Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) presented by Combar - Active Building Webinar Series, hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Gordon Research Conference. Aqueous Corrosion. Corrosion in an Evolving World: Science Informing Durability and Design 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Phil Ansell presented at this conference in New Hampshire, USA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Gower College Go Green Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Gower College Go Green Week - Public Engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description HOPV Conference, Valencia, Spain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact personnel at SPECIFIC had their abstracts accepted at the annual international conference, HOPV
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description HTC-15. Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact knowledge exchange with a specialised audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Hanson - Regen concrete solution - Active Building Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hanson - Regen concrete solution - Active Building Webinar Series, hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hillary Rodham Clinton Global Challenges Summit: Towards Net Zero 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Convened by Secretary Hillary Clinton, sponsored by the Welsh Government and hosted online by Swansea University, the weeklong summit brought together international leaders to discuss global challenges.
Professor Dave Worsley chaired the panel 'Towards Carbon Zero' which featured speakers from the White House, Tufts University, Tata Steel and Wales Minister for Climate Change, Julie James.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://swansea.globalchallengessummit.com/event/nov2021/planning/UGxhbm5pbmdfNzE1OTIy
 
Description Honeywell/Trend - Smart Intelligent Buildings - Active Building Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Honeywell/Trend - Smart Intelligent Buildings - Active Building Webinar Series, hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hosted SUNRISE: Solar Energy Technologies for Sustainable Rural Development Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Hosted SUNRISE: Solar Energy Technologies for Sustainable Rural Development Conference - knowledge exchange with Indian institutions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.sunrisenetwork.org/news/hosting-a-conference-during-a-pandemic-sunrise-symposium-2020/
 
Description Huw Griffiths Architects - Active Building Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Huw Griffiths Architects - Active Building Webinar Series, hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description IDTechEx 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Global exposure of SPECIFIC research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IET Workshop: The Future Office 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact invited speaker at this national conference. profiling SPECIFIC's ACTIVE Office
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IKC Directors Meeting - hosted by SPECIFIC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SPECIFIC hosted the management teams of the national Innovation and Knowledge Centres at Swansea
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IKC Directors Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sharing of IKC best practice
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2018
 
Description IWA - Harnessing the potential: renewable energy in the Swansea Bay City Region 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gill Kelleher was invited to sit on an expert renewable energy panel on the benefits to the Swansea Bay City Region
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description India/ UK Newton Workshop - Clean Energy for Rural Applications 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact India - UK Newton workshop on providing clean energy for rural applications organised between IISER Pune and Edinburgh University. What really made the workshop stand out was it was not just engineers and scientists crossing geographical divides but that social scientists were also be involved in the workshop, bring different experiences to bear.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://specific.eu.com/india-uk-newton-workshop-clean-energy-for-rural-applications/
 
Description InnovateUK/DFID - Competition Pitch - Buildings as Power Stations Collaborative R&D 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation of the 'buildings as power stations' concept inviting industry to collaborate to enable translation of research into impact
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Innovation Engineering presented by Eureka Europe - Active Buildings Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Innovation Engineering presented by Eureka Europe - Active Buildings Webinar Series, hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description International Conference on Organic and Hybrid Thermoelectrics (ICOT2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact international exposure for SPECIFIC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Solar Power Technologies Conference 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Solar Power Technologies Conference 2021 - TW was an invited speaker and panelist.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.rsc.org/events/detail/47124/international-solar-power-technologies-sptech-conference
 
Description Invited by WG to the 2017 Diwali Reception - Mark Drakeford, First Minster for Wales and Raj Aggarwal - Hon Consul of India in Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited by Welsh Government to attend the 2019 Diwali Reception with Mark Drakeford, First Minster for Wales and Raj Aggarwal - Hon Consul of India in Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Kelda - Sustainable Showering - Active Building Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Kelda - Sustainable Showering - Active Building Webinar Series, hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Lancaster Energy Materials Symposium (Presentation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Lancaster Energy Materials Symposium (Presentation) - knowledge exchange
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Legrand - IoT - real time applications - Active Building Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Legrand - IoT - real time applications - Active Building Webinar Series, hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Li-ION 2021 International (Virtual) Conference on Recent Advances in Lithium-ion Batteries (LIBs) and their Recycling Methods for Sustainable Development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Jenny Baker participated as an invited speaker to share SPECIFIC's current research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Low Carbon Swansea Bay (LCSB) Event - Embodied Carbon and Active Buildings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Low Carbon Swansea Bay (LCSB) Event - Embodied Carbon and Active Buildings - knowledge exchange - presentation by Joanna Clarke (Architect at SPECIFIC)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Materials Research Exchange (MRE) 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact https://www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering/materials-at-swansea/

Attendance and participation in the MRE 2020 Event organised by the KTN in London. The intended purpose was to demonstrate critical mass in Materials led research at Swansea University. Bringing together all similarly related projects at Swansea under one umbrella.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ktn-uk.co.uk/events/live-materials-research-exchange-2020
 
Description Materials Research Society IMRC Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Dr Matt Carnie to the conference in Cancun, Mexico
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mega Event - ACMA Technology Summit & EXPO 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact invited to give a presentation at this annual summit in Pune, India
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mexico Institutional Links 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Three representatives from SPECIFIC IKC visited Mexico for one week to deliver a British Council Institutional Links project with CINVESTAV, Merida.

On the third day they co-delivered a full-day workshop at a local school. The workshop demonstrated that it was possible to manufacture third generation photovoltaic devices using screen printing techniques that were readily available at the art facilities of the school and that form an important component of the local economy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://specific.eu.com/category/blog/
 
Description Mitsubishi - Heat Pumps - Active Building Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mitsubishi - Heat Pumps, Active Buildings Webinar Series hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Nant Helen Regeneration Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact expert panelists
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Net Zero Embodied Carbon presented by Knauf, Active Buildings Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Net Zero Embodied Carbon presented by Knauf - Active Buildings Webinar Series, hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Oldcastle Primary School - STEM week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presentation by Dr Joanna Clarke for Oldcastle Primary School pupils as part of their STEM week.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Optigrun 'Green Roofs in Practice' - Active Building Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Optigrun 'Green Roofs in Practice' - Active Building Webinar Series, hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description PYC Group - Warmcel insulation - Active Building Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PYC Group - Warmcel insulation - Active Building Webinar Series, hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Podcast for 4theRegion: Build Back Better Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Podcast for 4theRegion: Build Back Better Series - Interview with Joanna Clarke (Architect at SPECIFIC)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Policy Forum for Wales Keynote Seminar: Next steps for City and Growth Deals in Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Dave Worsley spoke about the development of projects under the Swansea Bay City Deal programme in the session: Supporting economic development across Wales - sustainable growth, building the skills base, developing centers of research and excellence, and meeting business and community needs. Fellow speakers in the session: Richard Williams, Chief Executive, Community Foundation Wales
Councillor Jane Mudd, Leader, Newport City Council, Alyn Franklin, Chief Executive Officer, Alcumus, Dr Marie Neal, Business Partnerships Co-ordinator, Research, Business & Innovation, Aberystwyth University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Regional Engagement Team - Research and Innovation Sharing Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Regional Engagement Team - Research and Innovation Sharing Event - Knowledge Exchange
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Rehau - Ground to Air Heat Exchangers - Active Building Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Rehau - Ground to Air Heat Exchangers, part of the Active Building Webinar Series hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Road Mapping Workshop: Materials for the Future of Photovoltaic Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Road Mapping Workshop: Materials for the Future of Photovoltaic Systems - knowledge exchange
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Royal Society Sustainable Buildings Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Royal Society Sustainable Buildings Event, JC presented our Active Buildings Principles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) Active Buildings Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) Active Buildings Webinar Series, hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) West Wales Branch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) West Wales Branch - presentation by Joanna Clarke (architect at SPECIFIC)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.specific.eu.com/
 
Description Royal Society of Chemistry - Materials Chemistry Enabling Sustainability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Jenny Baker participated as a panelist in this online discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description SPEAKER: N&DMS lecture programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact invited speaker at Cardiff N&DMS Group annual lecture - Dave Worsley and Paul Jones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SPECIFIC Active Buildings Webinar for the Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) West Wales Branch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SPECIFIC Active Buildings Webinar for the Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) West Wales Branch - knowledge transfer - presentation by Joanna Clarke (Architect at SPECIFIC)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SPECIFIC Business Collaborators & Projects Webinar: Bring a product to market 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SPECIFIC Business Collaborators & Projects Webinar: Bring a product to market
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description SPECIFIC Business Collaborators & Projects Webinar: Improve existing products or processes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SPECIFIC Business Collaborators & Projects Webinar: Improve existing products or processes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description SPECIFIC Business Collaborators & Projects Webinar: Run more sustainably 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SPECIFIC Business Collaborators & Projects Webinar: Run more sustainably
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description SPECIFIC Presentation: Renewable Energy for foundation year engineering students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact SPECIFIC Presentation: Renewable Energy for foundation year engineering students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SPECIFIC Webinar - 'Active Buildings' A Solar Technology Tour 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact SPECIFIC Webinar - 'Active Buildings' A Solar Technology Tour - knowledge transfer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.specific.eu.com/
 
Description SPECIFIC Webinar - Active Buildings in Practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact SPECIFIC Webinar - Active Buildings in Practice - knowledge exchange
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.specific.eu.com/
 
Description SPECIFIC Webinar: Active Buildings in Practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact SPECIFIC Webinar: Active Buildings in Practice - knowledge transfer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SPECIFIC Webinar: Emerging Photovoltaic Solutions for a Low Carbon Built Environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This webinar highlighted the breadth of SPECIFIC's work in the area of PV, from developing new printable PV for the future, to the challenges of integrating new technologies into buildings. Session hosted by Dr Joanna Clarke and jointly delivered by Dr Trystan Watson (PV Research) and Dr Richard Lewis - practical implementation within SPECIFIC's Active Building demonstrator programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description SPECIFIC Webinar: Perovskite Solar Cell Research for Aerospace Applications 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact SPECIFIC Webinar: Perovskite Solar Cell Research for Aerospace Applications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description SPECIFIC Webinar: Sustainable Technology Demonstration: Fascinating Fluids Around the Home 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact SPECIFIC Webinar: Sustainable Technology Demonstration: Fascinating Fluids Around the Home - public engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.specific.eu.com/
 
Description SPECIFIC Webinar: Sustainable Technology Demonstration: Printed Electronics for Off Grid Homes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact SPECIFIC Webinar: Sustainable Technology Demonstration: Printed Electronics for Off Grid Homes - Public Engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.specific.eu.com/
 
Description SPECIFIC Webinar: Sustainable Technology Workshop: Engineering for The Apocalypse and Water Filter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact SPECIFIC Webinar: Sustainable Technology Workshop: Engineering for The Apocalypse and Water Filter - Public Engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.specific.eu.com/
 
Description SPECIFIC Webinar: Thermal Storage Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SPECIFIC Webinar: Thermal Storage Research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description SPECIFIC hosted: The Future of Low Carbon Home Heating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact SPECIFIC hosted: The Future of Low Carbon Home Heating - a round-table event for South Wales housing associations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SPECIFIC: Photovoltaics Lecture with Professor Brian O'Regan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact SPECIFIC: Photovoltaics Lecture with Professor Brian O'Regan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description STA Storage Seminar: Market Access & Systems Integration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact talk given to industry personnel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SUNRISE Symposium: Powering the Green Recovery 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The 8th biannual SUNRISE Symposium, on the theme of 'Powering the Green Recovery', the international (virtual) event brought together a range of exciting talks from academia and industry. SPECIFIC was represented across the key themes with speakers as follows:
Professor David Worsley - Powering Green Recovery, Joanna Clarke - Buildings and Technology, Dr Jenny Baker and Dr Jon Elvins - Energy Storage, Professor Trystan Watson and Dr Cecile Charbonneau - Perovskite PV & Applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description SUSTAIN Bi-annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Dave Worsley chaired the 'Blue Sky Thinking session' with captains of industry speakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Scientific Innovation for Chemistry Students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Dave Worsley's presentation to inspire the next generation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Scott Brownrigg Architects - Active Building Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scott Brownrigg Architects - Active Building Webinar Series, hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description South Wales Materials Association Presentation: All I want for Christmas is my Critical Raw Materials 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact South Wales Materials Association Presentation: All I want for Christmas is my Critical Raw Materials - Dr Rhys Charles
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description South Wales Materials Association Presentation: Printing solar cells to turn Buildings into Power stations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact South Wales Materials Association Presentation: Printing solar cells to turn Buildings into Power stations - knowledge transfer event given by Prof Trystan Watson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description South Wales Materials Association Webinar: Sustainable batteries for net zero - where are we now and where are we going? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Jenny Baker and the Electrochemical Storage research group were invited to present this webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description South West Wales Regional EV Infrastructure Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact South West Wales Regional EV Infrastructure Group - knowledge exchange - chaired by Nigel Morris
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SuperGen and SuperSolar Joint Webinar: ATIP Application Areas Webinar, Presentations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact SuperGen and SuperSolar Joint Webinar: ATIP Application Areas Webinar - knowledge transfer - Presentations Prof Trystan Watson & Dr Chung Tsoi
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Sustainable Development of the Built Environment Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact talk at an industry event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Swansea University Climate Action Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Swansea University Climate Action Week - Public Engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talk to SMEA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk given in Sheffield by Professor Dave Worsley
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Big Bang Fair 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact outreach activities at an event aimed at encouraging young adults to consider science and highlighting the profile of the research being done at SPECIFIC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Great Science Share - demonstrations by SPECIFIC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact outreach activities undertaken by members of staff at SPECIFIC, co-ordinated by Dr Chris Weirman
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Renewavbles Revolution: A Good News Conference. Powering our Buildings for a Cleaner Future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Joanna Clarke presented information on the ACTIVE Office to an international audience in London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UK Energy Storage Conference 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact talks and participation of three members of staff
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UK Redox Flow Battery Network Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact UK Redox Flow Battery Network Conference - Knowledge exchange
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.specific.eu.com/
 
Description UK-Jiangsu Webinar: Pathway to a Better Environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Virtual conference on Pathway to a Better Environment: The Role of Low Carbon Sustainable Environmental Technologies & Energy Storage Devices and Digital-Twining of Manufacturing. Dr Jon Elvins was an invited speaker.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ukjs2020.com/f/ukjs-webinar-held-online13-15-2021
 
Description UK-Midwest climate action dialogue 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Dave Worsley was asked by UKRI in the USA to lead one of the breakout sessions (Green Transportation) at their UK-Midwest climate action dialogue event in March 2021.

Through SPECIFIC®, Swansea University has led a transition to zero emission, renewably powered transport, energy and heating solutions. SPECIFIC® has successfully developed, branded and marketed an award winning, GoUltraLow accredited, zero-emission fleet of electric vehicles powered by on-site renewables to raise awareness, stimulate uptake and influence regarding the transition to zero emission vehicles and active transport. A collaboration made up of multiple university and industry partners, local authorities and regional development groups and led by Dave are actively participating in the regional drive for net zero living.

By engaging with new audiences and introducing the concept of active buildings as one of the solutions to decarbonisation and integration of transport systems bringing about cultural and economic changes necessary to meet global Government net zero targets
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description UKGBC - Second Nature Live Course - Exploring Net Zero 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Joanna Clarke presented Active Buildings as a Net Zero Solution to a group designing net-zero hotel buildings as part of a UKGBC project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description UKRI Evaluation via Belmana Consulting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact UKRI Evaluation via Belmana Consulting - Meeting and various interviews SMT (Virtual) to review, discuss and shape the future funding requirements of all UK IKCs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description UKRI/IKC Review - Directors Discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IKC Directors Group Meeting was held (in person and virtually), the hosts were SynBiCITE IKC (Imperial Collage) at their Translation & Innovation Hub Imperial College London. Present for SPECIFIC (virtually) were Dr Christian Bryant, Dr Justin Searle and Professor Dave Worsley. The event was facilitated by the IKC directorate including members EPSRC (BBSRC) and Innovate UK and was attended by representatives of all six UK IKCs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Utility Week: Wales Energy Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Kevin Bygate was invited to speak at this pan Wales event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description WASET, 20th international Conference on Building Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Bruce Philip presented about SPECIFIC Active Office at the conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Wales Climate Week: Power to the People: decarbonisation of energy for industry and society 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Part of the weeklong programme of talks, this online panel event explored successful research and demonstration projects from South Wales and solutions to decarbonise industry and society. It was chaired by Professor Dave Worsley and focussed on energy solutions including a presentation on the Active Buildings by Dr Joanna Clarke.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Welsh Government (Innovation Strategies) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Welsh Government (Innovation Strategies) - Roundtable participation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Welsh Government Decarbonisation of Grid Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact greater understanding of the research undertaken at SPECIFIC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Welsh Government Diwali Celebration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Event hosted by the First Minister, Mark Drakeford - attendance was by invitation only. Guests included: The Rt. Hon. Mark Drakeford MS, First Minister of Wales, HE Gaitri Issar Kumar, Indian High Commissioner to the UK
Baroness Jenny Randerson, Chancellor Cardiff University. The event provided an opportunity to Network and showcase the SPECIFIC and SUNRISE programmes on an international stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Welsh Government Housing Innovation Competition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Welsh Government Housing Innovation Competition - participation in the launch event at the bequest of WG
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://gov.wales/innovative-housing-programme
 
Description Welsh Government Net Zero Wales - Carbon Budget 2 (21-25) launch at SPECIFIC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Welsh Governement launched their Net Zero Plan in the SHED, at which Professor Dave Worsley presented and took part in a panel of speakers alongside First Minister Mark Drakeford and Minister for Climate Change Julie James.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Welsh Government RISE Committee (Research Strategy Funding Group) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Dave Worsley gave a joint presentation to the WG RISE committee (Research strategy funding group) with SWIC. The presentation was to the Chief Scientific Advisor for Wales, BEIS and the wider factions within WG.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Welsh Government Roundtable Event - India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Dave Worsley attended the event which included representatives from the Indian government and those involved in the Clean Ganges programme. The agenda then included presentations about the programme, case studies of UK/international organisations who have been involved and, finally, a Q&A session. The event provided an opportunity to showcase the SPECIFIC and SUNRISE programmes on an international stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Welsh Government: Carbon Budgets, Innovation Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact invited speakers at a Welsh Government workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Welsh Government: Decarbonising Energy Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Gill Kelleher and Jonny Williams attended. Invited to join working groups, to progress decarbonisation plans for Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Welsh Govertnment Wales Innovation Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dave Worsley presented to the Wales Innovation Network. This provided an opportunity to highlight SPECIFIC and SWITCH by reflecting on the projects, current position and next steps as well as, more broadly, thoughts around collaboration and what the challenges and opportunities are in getting collaborations off the ground.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar: Priorities for the UK Energy Market 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Speech to a gathering of politicians on energy - increasing the profile of SPECIFIC nationally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop on Active Fabric + virtual tour of the Swansea Active Buildings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop on Active Fabric + virtual tour of the Swansea Active Buildings - knowledge transfer event hosted by Chris Bailey (SPECIFIC)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description XtraTherm Insulation - Part L1A and future changes - Active Building Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact XtraTherm Insulation - Part L1A and future changes - Active Building Webinar Series, hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Zahner, Zimmer, Peacock - Zahner workstation, CIMPS - Active Building Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Zahner, Zimmer, Peacock - Zahner workstation, CIMPS - Active Building Webinar Series, hosted by SPECIFIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description iCAST Information Session 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Innovation Centre for Applied Sustainable Technologies (iCAST) is a new, unique knowledge exchange facility hosted by Bath University, set up to kick-start a step-change in the UK industrial strategy for translating sustainable chemical technologies into clean growth. Its expertise spans bio-based feedstocks and sustainable chemical production systems. Dr Christian Bryant provided information on how SPECIFIC operated prior to the launch of this £17m facility.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description invited to contribute to the UKRI Heating and Cooling for Net Zero Forum, London - Feeding directly into Government Policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact invited to contribute to the UKRI Heating and Cooling for Net Zero Forum, London - Feeding directly into Government Policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020