The Centre for Innovation in Energy Storage (CIES) will bring together academia and industry to address one of the world’s most important technology challenges; the efficient storage of renewable energy. The aim of CIES is to establish transformational collaboration between universities and businesses. CIES presents a unique opportunity that will address both Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy and priorities and the UK’s Industrial Strategy. The Innovation Centre will have three elements: an Academic Collaboration based in the partner universities; an Innovation Facility based on The Eden Innovation Campus; and an Energy Storage Research Cluster housed within a new Interdisciplinary Energy Research Centre on the North Haugh Campus.
A two-day meeting hosted at the University of St Andrews incorporating a round table discussion focusing on industrial engagement and a one day conference seeking to build a Scottish-based academic community was supported by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC Project code: H18018)