PEMC Industrial Solutions - clean energy
  • Sustainability Hub, Kirkby Lodge, University of Plymouth

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Clean energy, low carbon, net zero – new product development in this sector is growing exponentially, and for this growth to be sustainable, developers need to understand how products (and the materials used) perform in a variety of harsh environments; both now and in the future.

That’s where Electron Microscopy comes in. Find out how our industrial partners and academic collaborators have got the competitive edge by using microscopy at the nano-scale in new product development and problem solving! Hosted in the University’s new Sustainability Hub, join us to keep up to date with the latest programme and speakers by following us on Linked In ( and 

Programme: 20 November

09:30 - Arrival, registration and networking

10:00 - Welcome and PEMC update

10:05 - Plymouth Materials Characterisation Project (latest developments) – Claire Pearce (Project Manager)

10:15 - ARC Marine Ltd – Sam Hickling (Oceanographer)

10:35 - Pulsiv Solar Ltd – Justin Rigden (Director) and Shakil Awan (University of Plymouth)

10.55 - Break

11.05 - ZEISS (Multiscale characterization of Li ion batteries towards the million mile battery) – Ben Tordoff (Head of Materials Science)

11:25 - Innovate UK (the latest funding opportunities) – Ellen Pope (Global Innovation Lead for Advanced Materials)

11:40 - SuperGen Project (an introduction) – Kirsty Henderson (Communications Officer)

11.50 - Low Carbon Devon Project (an introduction) – Paul Hardman (Manager, SEI)

12:00 - Networking lunch

13.00 - FIB-SEM demonstration – Dan Haspel

Supported by Innovate UK, UKRI, ZEISS (and funded by ERDF), PEMC is hosting a series of free events that will focus specifically on sectors identified within the UK government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, and priority areas for the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HOTSW LEP).

Companies are warmly invited to join us for one or more of these events on the main University campus, to not only discover what Electron Microscopy could do for your company but to also find out about the latest UK funding opportunities for industry; particularly SMEs.

To find out more about the other events in the Industrial Solutions series, just click on the date and theme below.


7 February 2019: engineering and aerospace

10 April 2019: photonics and microelectronics

18 July 2019: healthy ageing/biomedical

18 September 2019: marine technology

20 November 2019: clean energy

12 February 2020: geoscience

2 April 2020: celebration event

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Target audience

The sessions are primarily aimed at the following audience with no restrictions on attendance.

  • Devon-based companies (with less than 250 employees) looking to develop new products – particularly those who work in advanced engineering, photonics, microelectronics, manufacturing, composites, robotics or new energy.
  • Larger companies in the same sectors.
  • Business groups
  • Business support organisations.


Events are free to attend but booking is essential.

Enquiries/more information

Contact Natasha Stephen, PCMP Director for details.

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