IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Friday, March 13, 2020

To our many EnerHarveteers and the extended ‘power IoT’ ecosystem, it is with great consternation and sadness that we feel obliged to announce the indefinite postponement of the EnerHarv 2020 event in light of the COVID-19 pandemic situation. We were very excited by interest, agenda and the pedigree of participants we were lining up for the event.

The health, safety, and wellbeing of our attendees/organizers/presenters and their families are our number one priority.  Even if there is a decreased risk and lifting of travel bans by the June ’20 timeframe, there is still a risk and we decided it was too high to consider maintaining the event, even at-risk.  There is also a very important mental aspect to health and wellbeing, which would be put to the test if we were to try and move forward with the event in the absence of high confidence in being able to hold it and/or have delegates be able to travel and show up for it.

Please note any paid registrations made to-date will be fully refunded within the next 1-2 business days (may take a little longer to be processed).

Notices like these seem to be the norm these days so it seems no further explanation is required as you are likely hearing this type of thing many times a day now.

On the bright side, most of the existing team is fully-committed to putting together a new event when the dust settles on this virus so we thank them for that and stay tuned for when we are able to remerge with plans for a near future EnerHarv event!!!  Please keep the www.EnerHarv.com site bookmarked.

Lastly, we want to extend a very heartfelt and deep gratitude to all members of the EnerHarv Workshop Committee (EWC), our accepted and proposed Keynote/Speakers, our host (NC State University ASSIST Center), our Tech Co-sponsors (IEEE PELS, EnABLES, CPSS), our Media Co-sponsors (How2Power, Bodo’s Power Systems), our Industry Sponsors (Wurth Elektronik, Analog Devices), and especially for the financial and administrative backing of our Organizing Sponsor, the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA).

With warm regards and an optimistic, EnerHarviest view toward the future,

Mehmet Ozturk, General Chair
Brian Zahnstecher, General Co-chair
Mike Hayes, Technical Co-chair
Shad Roundy, Technical Co-chair


EnerHarv Overview

EnerHarv 2018 proceedings now made FREE and OPEN to public!!!

‘A focal point for a community of experts and users of energy harvesting & related technologies to share knowledge, best practices, roadmaps, experiences and create opportunities for collaboration’

Key drivers for this workshop?

  • By 2025 we need to power a trillion sensors [source McKinsey]
  • Wireless sensors need battery changes – we need where possible to use regenerative power to avoid this
  • Energy harvesting component designers often do not understand how to optimise system level performance
  • The ambient energies available are often unknown
  • Industrial IoT (internet of things) device developers need to reduce power consumption to extend battery life and potentially self-power
  • The conversation has moved to “How can I take advantage of this technology?”
  • We need to deliver an energy harvesting ecosystem roadmap to guide and accelerate development
  • We need to bring a community of experts together to address these issues and opportunities

What shall I see & do at the workshop?

    • Demonstrations from leading industry and academic developers
      • Materials, devices, systems, visualization and simulation tools
    • Examples of successful Energy Harvesting products already created
    • Network with developers and (potential) users and integrators of energy harvesting materials, devices and systems
          • Discuss their demos
          • Understand where the technology is going
          • Identify opportunities and bottlenecks
          • Scope out collaboration opportunities
          • Share best practices

Host & Venue

Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST), 
at North Carolina State University (NCSU)

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