Energy-efficient computing

Energy-efficient computing

30 Aug 2012

The Government is to invest up to £1.25 million in feasibility studies to encourage technologies which can reduce the mounting energy burden of computing and communications devices and systems.

The collaborative demonstrator competition will be managed by the Technology Strategy Board, working with its partners the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl).  Applications for funding should focus on the design and development of energy-efficient hardware and software, not only for large-scale systems relying on computing capacity but also for mobile devices and embedded chips.

The feasibility projects must be undertaken by a consortium of at least two partners, one of whom can be an academic institution, but they must be led by a business, which can be of any size.  Projects are expected to last from 6 to 18 months and can attract grant funding of up to 75%, with a maximum grant of £100,000 for each project. 

The competition opens on 8 October 2012 and applicants must register their interest by 28 November 2012.  The deadline for the receipt of applications is 5 December 2012.  A briefing day for potential applicants will be held on 23 October 2012.  For further information please visit: Energy Efficient Computing.

A Special Interest Group for Energy-Efficient Computing has also been established.  For further information please visit:

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