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Energy Conversion & Storage Energy Utilisation in Buildings Oil & Gas

Heat Energy Energy Systems Energy Environment


Our Annual Report

Our Annual report details our main activities for 2015-16 and gives an update on our progress. There are also interesting case studies about our work with industry.  eViewer or PDF version


Current Job Vacancy


Marine Energy Research and Business Development Manager

Based at the University of Edinburgh

Ref: 039389

Closes at 5pm GMT on Friday 28th April.

The Energy Technology Partnership is a unique alliance of 12 Scottish universities providing world-class energy RD&D that supports the Scottish Government in achieving its goals in the energy sector.

ETP’s Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) programme is a key service linking together the skills & expertise of our 12 University Partners with Scottish SMEs. KEN provides the funding for SMEs to work with university researchers on low carbon development projects.

A dynamic team of ETP Business Development Managers (BDMs) drives the KEN programme forward working across a series of low carbon energy Themes. We are currently recruiting a BDM for Marine Energy.

Follow this link for more information. To apply on the University of Edinburgh website, click here.


New Business Development Managers

We are delighted to welcome Laura and Alistair to the team.

Laura Finlay, Business Development Manager, Energy Utilisation in Buildings

Laura Finlay is the ETP's Business Development Manager for Energy Utilisation in Buildings. For the last 8 years Laura has been working in a range of offshore renewable energy roles including coordination of offshore testing of the performance of tidal turbines, to the the project management of a large international consortium developing design tools for ocean energy arrays. Laura is currently working with SMEs and academics to facilitate collaboration through the Knowledge Exchange Network in order to stimulate market demand in low carbon technologies across Scotland.


Alistair McCay, Business Development Manager, Heat Energy.

Finally heat energy is getting the attention it deserves; Alistair's really looking forward to working towards decarbonising Scotland’s biggest energy demand. He's based at the University of Glasgow but will be taking every opportunity to  see all the good work across Scotland. Previously he was in a research role (University of Glasgow again), where he worked on appraising Scotland’s deep geothermal resources. It has been very interesting to see the transition from this time, when surprise was expressed that research was focussed on direct-heat rather than power, to now when heat is firmly in place as a national priority. He studied Civil Engineer at Strathclyde, going on to do a PhD studying fluid flow through natural fractures in shale.

About ETP

The Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) is an alliance of twelve independent Scottish Universities, engaged in world class energy related Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D).

ETP is the largest power and energy research partnership in Europe and promotes greater levels of collaboration between universities and industry to deliver unparalleled energy capability and core research strengths across a broad range of energy technologies but with a current focus on Wind Energy, Marine Energy, Grid, Power Systems & Networks, Solar Energy, Bio-Energy, Heat Energy, Energy Systems, Carbon Capture and Storage, Energy Conversion and Storage, Energy Utilisation in Buildings and Oil & Gas.

Coupled with research pooling, this provides an integrated energy technologies community that is providing strong leadership in the UK/EU/global energy arenas. The cohesion displayed by the Energy Technology Partnership is exemplary and provides a strong basis for collaboration with a wide variety of business, public sector and other partners. This has enabled ETP to build on its foundation of research excellence and increase its impact in the areas of Knowledge Exchange and Skills.

ETP’s network of Business Development Managers can share the emergent best practice between academia and industry and help Scottish SMEs identify the best possible support available.

ETP Emporium Event 2017

Join us on 31st May at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

By engaging with industry (including trade bodies), and public sector bodies during the course of this event, we will demonstrate the capabilities of academia, and identify avenues of cooperation that will support the development of the draft Energy Strategy. This will involve both theme sessions and one-to-one opportunities for knowledge exchange between industry and academics.

To find out more about this event click here

All Energy 2017

We are at All Energy at the SECC 10 - 11 May 2017. Please come and visit us at Stand G20. 

More here.

Look forward to seeing you there!


International exchange funding for PhD students and ECRs. Students now appointed and projects are set to get underway. Find out more here.


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