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Energy Conversion & Storage Energy Utilisation in Buildings Oil & Gas

Heat Energy Energy Systems Energy Environment


About ETP

The ETP is an autonomous alliance of 13 independent Scottish HEIs providing world-class capability and resources in energy RD&D, supported and co-funded by the Scottish Funding Council.

ETP’s vision is to build on the existing areas of excellence and collaborative working to ensure that Scotland remains, into the future, a world-renowned source for energy related RD&D and its commercialisation in the energy sector.

It creates value for the Scottish economy by acting as a broker between academia and external organisations and industry, promoting and disseminating ETP’s mission to translate excellent research into economic impact – as evidenced in the ETP Knowledge Exchange Network. Through the Energy Industry Doctorate Programme, ETP supports the energy sector with the skills it needs to maximise industrial growth opportunities.

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.

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


Seasonal Thermal Storage for Scotland Event

Date: 26th September 2018 (PM)

Location: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

Our Heat BDM, Alistair McCay, will be joined by experts in introducing to Scotland the concept of projects and technologies which are allowing regions to decarbonise their heating by allowing heat to be collected during the summer, stored, and then used in the winter when peak heat demand occurs. This is already in practice in other countries and we must be ready to capitalise on it.

Visit the event page here.

The Glasgow School of Art Joins ETP

We are delighted to welcome The Glasgow School of Art into ETP.

GSA's Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit underlines its quality and reputation in the energy sector. This brings the total number of partner universities to 13 and adds to the substantial knowledge from which both industry and students can benefit.

Benefits of the Circular Economy for Energy Sector Innovation

Seminar & Brokerage Event Presentations

ETP and ZWS are working together to help business identify and implement Circular Economy and low CO2 opportunities in the energy sector; from early stages through to commercialisation. On 8th November 2017, they hosted a seminar and brokerage event at the University of Strathclyde. This encouraged industry and academics to explore the possibilities for the future. 

Presentations from the speakers at this event can be accessed here

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ETP Annual Conference 2018

ETP's 7th Annual Conference will take place on 29th October 2018 in Glasgow.

More details here.

PhD Studentship 2018

Deadline 31st August.

Click here for details and an application form.

Knowledge Exchange

ETP for Industry
Business and Technology Support
Industry Doctorates
Industry Case Studies
Knowledge Exchange Network

ETP for Academics

ETP for Academics
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