GISMO runs a range of workshops and events focusing on advances in materials science and how they can benefit you and your business. 

We are especially pleased to invite Cheshire and Warrington SMEs to join our events to gain insight into the latest research challenges in materials science, and to find out more about how the GISMO project can help you.

Upcoming events

Battery Research: Visions and Missions

Friday 1st October 2021 | 9 – 10am | Online

Rechargeable batteries are at the centre of the ongoing decarbonisation of the global energy system. They are the key element in electric vehicles and they are essential for energy storage in the electricity grid.

Visions in battery research include the quest for higher energy densities and shorter charging times, whilst making sure that neither the supply chain nor the end-of-life recycling impose burdens on our planet or our society.

Lancaster University’s research in the battery field splits into two main missions: (a) developing better batteries for the future and (b) making better use of the technologies that are already available.

Future technologies are frequently mentioned in the media. Prof. Harry Hoster will highlight the intrinsic gap between a laboratory discovery (as often hyped in the media) and battery technologies that play a role on an industrial scale.

He will suggest that there are viable business opportunities in technologies that already are scaled up or are on a clear path to become so.

Green Hydrogen - Making it Real

Friday 8th October 2021 | 10am – 2pm | The Atrium, Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, WA4 4AD

The UK’s recently published Hydrogen Strategy makes clear that alongside the national initiatives, businesses and communities need to make their own efforts to decarbonise. Across the country we currently see companies including bakeries, distilleries, breweries, boat-makers, road transport and agriculture starting their own hydrogen energy projects. Green Hydrogen: Making it Real will demystify the mechanics and shine a light on the possi-bilities of hydrogen for Cheshire and Warrington small-to-medium businesses (SMEs).

Hosted and funded by GISMO (Greater Innovation for Smarter Materials Optimisation) which is part-funded by the ERDF, Green Hydrogen: Making it Real is free for relevant busi-nesses in the region to attend! The purpose is to provide fully-funded access experts in the Materials Science Institute at Lancaster University – so if you want to explore your hydrogen potential further, they will help you to find the best solution and guide you through imple-menting it with a bespoke feasibility study.

Green Hydrogen: Making it Real brings together local and national hydrogen industry experts, to explain how you can use green hydrogen in your business, with real live project examples, and equipment – such as electrolysers, hybrid hydrogen vans and hydrogen bikes – to look at and ask questions about. Speaker presentation sessions from companies and projects such as HyNet NW, Mace, Bruichladdich Distillery, Orkney Hydrogen, Ulemco, and United Utilities will be followed by ‘equipment introductions’ and a themed-table Network-ing Lunch to allow you to have your own discussions and ask plenty of questions!

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