Energy storage conference relocates to Newcastle

Around 200 international energy storage professionals are expected to attend the conference at the new £58m Urban Sciences Building.

The new £58m Urban Sciences Building at Newcastle’s Science Central development
The new £58m Urban Sciences Building at Newcastle’s Science Central development

The fourth UK Energy Storage Research Conference (UKES) will take place at the new £58m Urban Sciences Building at Newcastle's Science Central development from 20-22 March 2018.

Organised by Newcastle University, the conference will attract around 200 international energy storage industry professionals to the region to discuss areas of research, application, policy and commercial deployment to help shape the future landscape of energy storage.

Previously held in Birmingham, UKES is an annual conference hosted by The Energy Storage Research Network (ESRN), the Energy Superstore and the STFC Network in Battery Science and Technology, all funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Phil Taylor, head of engineering and deputy pro-vice-chancellor of the Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering at Newcastle University (SAgE), added: "With energy storage being a vital piece of the low carbon energy puzzle we are witnessing a huge boost of investment and innovation in the UK and worldwide. The fourth UK Energy Storage Conference represents a unique opportunity of bringing together key industrial, academic and policy-making stakeholders in the field."

Paul Szomoru, head of business tourism at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, added: "It’s great to be able to welcome UKES to NewcastleGateshead and showcase what we have to offer, including the incredible new Urban Sciences Building at Science Central. As a destination we have an established reputation for expertise in science and engineering, and holding world-renowned conferences such as UKES help to enforce the growing reputation.

"We’re looking forward to working together with Newcastle University and the other partners involved to ensure that the 2018 conference is bigger and better than ever before."


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