Our Energy Expertise

ETP's current focus is across nine main energy themes although we are involved in a broad spectrum of energy related activities. 
Visit our energy theme pages
  • Wind Energy

  • Marine Energy

  • Grid, Power Systems & Networks

  • Solar Energy

  • Bio-Energy

  • Carbon Capture & Storage

  • Energy Conversion & Storage

  • Energy Utilisation in Buildings

  • Oil & Gas


Our Annual Report 2013-14

ETP Annual Report 2012/13

Our Annual report details our main activities for 2013-14 and gives an update on our progress. There are also interesting case studies about our work with industry.  eViewer or PDF version


ETP Project Manager

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Brian Cross as our new Project Manager.

Brian has a wealth of experience in the HE Sector (built up during a highly successful 28 year career at the University of the West of Scotland) which culminated in his appointment as Faculty Business Development Director for the Faculty of Science & Technology. His experience in setting up and running successful projects between Higher Education and the Scottish business community is characterised by many consultancy, training and research projects including for example; Paisley Innovation & Knowledge Transfer (PiKT), Scottish E-Skills Academy (SESAME), Institute of Engineering & Energy Technologies (IEET). In each of these endeavours Brian drove the project business processes from concept to completion working with senior academic staff and business leaders to shape and hone service provision that was tailored to business needs. In particular, Brian has worked with numerous Scottish SMEs helping then to access HE based expertise and work with academic staff to develop new products & processes that help them to be globally competitive through diversification and/or expansion.

If you are interested in discussing how the Energy Technology Partnership can work with your company contact Brian on 0141 548 2272 or at

ETP Executive Director

Stephen-Mark Williams arrived at ETP as Business Development Manager for Wind and Marine Energy, and then became Project Manager. He has worked in a number of locations around the world, being involved in high-technology innovation companies in France, Germany, and the US. As Sales & Marketing Director for a Scottish SME, Stephen-Mark experienced the complete funding landscape, applying for and winning PDF, SMART, SPUR, RDF and Framework contracts. More recently, he has been involved in commercial negotiating and training. Now, as ETP’s Executive Director, Stephen-Mark aims to enthuse and galvanise all ETP energy researchers in developing collaborative activity that will attract increased European and global interest, and augment the R&D capacity of the Scottish energy industry. You can contact Stephen-Mark at

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, 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 Annual Conference 2016

Our conference will take place on 7th October 2016 in Aberdeen. We will let you know more about our event nearer the time.

Find out more about last year's event here.

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