Heriot-Watt academic shortlisted for UK Energy Innovation Awards



Dr David Flynn, of the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, has been selected as a finalist in the UK Energy Innovation Awards 2015.

Dr Flynn, Deputy Director of Microsystems Engineering Centre (MISEC) and Heriot-Watt Deputy Director of CDT Embedded Intelligence, was shortlisted under two separate headings, ‘Best Offshore Renewable Energy Innovation’ and ‘Best University Technology’

The Energy Innovation Centre

The organisers, the Energy Innovation Centre, said that there was an exceptionally high number of entries in each of this year’s extended list of 14 categories, entry figures overall up 43% on 2014.

Senior figures from industry met to judge the submissions which were deemed to be of an extremely high standard. The shortlist includes over 62 innovative technologies, projects and firms from across the electricity, gas and offshore renewables sectors. The winners will be announced at an event in Manchester at the end of April.

EIC’s managing director, Denise Massey, commented, “The volume and quality of award entries we receive are always a good indication of how well the energy sector is keeping up with the pace of innovation and this year has been particularly encouraging.”

The Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) brings industry and innovation together to drive the discovery, development and deployment of new technologies and ideas for the electricity and gas power distribution networks, and the offshore renewable energy sector.