Impact Acceleration Awards

This funding call was open to projects that could accelerate impact in the following areas:

  • Knowledge transfer from academia to industry
  • Business engagement activities
  • Technology translation

Three awards were made, totalling £108k.

This project will explore a solution for “integrated control functionality via multi-wafer integration of power and logic functions” as a means of achieving power conversion at frequencies greater than 20 MHz in GaN. This topic has been identified as a priority by PEUK .

  • A robust, compact, high-efficient, soft-switched AC chopper for smart residential distribution network using SiC power electronicsA Amiri, Loughborough University.

This research will develop a soft-switched version of an existing Power Electronic Converter (PEC). The PEC will form part of the so-called smart-electrical-grid, which is forecast to save £19 billion in UK grid costs and boost exports by £5 billion.