CAM-IES Industry Workshop


CAM-IES Industry Workshop

Thursday 12 April 2018, 2pm to 5pm

Winstanley Room, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ

Energy Harvesting for Wireless Sensors and the Internet of Things



ARM (Anand Savanth)


Lightricity (Mathias Kauser)

Perpetuum (Roy Freeland)


Wireless sensors and other autonomous IoT devices need to harvest sufficient energy from their environment so that they can operate reliably over years without requiring maintenance or battery changes. To ensure reliable energy supply under changing environmental conditions this may require combination of different forms of energy harvesting including light, electromagnetic, vibrational or thermoelectric energy harvesting, as well as careful design of the energy system including the battery and the energy harvester so that their operating characteristics are well matched to the low power microcontrollers used for recording and transmitting the relevant information.

The workshop will bring together academic experts with backgrounds in energy materials and devices with industrial partners from a range of industries including IoT, autonomous sensors for environmental sensing and healthcare, wearable electronics etc.

The workshop will begin with a session of presentations from both industrial and academic speakers, to outline the state-of-the-art and the technological and research challenges, followed by a discussion session to identify research opportunities and potential collaborations.