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The The EnerHarv2018 Workshop was an initiative created by the PSMA Energy Harvesting Committee that addressed the opportunities to tap into the forecasted 1 trillion IoT device market projected for 2025 and the need for energy harvesting and micro-power management technology development to 'power the Internet of Things'.

EnerHarv chairs Mike Hayes & Brian Zahstecher thank sponsor PSMA and 
coordinator Áine Murphy Tyndall for their wonderful support 


Over 80 people attended this inaugural event, hosted by Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland, one of Europe's leading industry-led IoT research centers, with over forty percent industry participation from companies in Europe, North America and Asia. According to attendees, the workshop more than lived up to its promise to create 'an ecosystem for experts and users of energy harvesting and related technologies to share knowledge, best practices, roadmaps, experiences and create opportunities for collaboration'. A key message from the workshop is that emerging technologies, if properly guided and integrated by our ecosystem and driven by the end users, will enable a dramatic penetration of energy harvesting and power management solutions into a broad range of applications

The Keynote speakers Yogesh Ramadass from Texas Instruments and Eric Yeatman from Imperial College London set the stage and inspired the audience by sharing their perspectives, some history and their applications led vision for powering the internet of things. This was followed by an outstanding line up of speakers on technology, applications and panel sessions from Analog Devices, Carnegie Mellon, ST Micro, Ilika, ARM, UNIST (Korea), Cambridge Display Technologies, Fraunhofer, IMTEK-University of Freiburg, Tyndall, MCCI, NCSU (North Carolina), Boston Scientific, Cap-XX, University of Southampton & United Technologies. One of the most unique and successful elements of EnerHarv2018 Workshop was the 16 demos from research and industry demonstrating many real life applications (e.g. wearables, asset tracking, condition monitoring, agri-tech) where energy harvesting solutions have already been developed. In addition, 19 posters were on display stimulating discussions, awareness and synergies between delegates. Ample time was allowed to enable the attendees to interact, learn, form partnership and be motivated and inspired to develop impactful solutions. The increase in the level of interaction between attendees was remarkable by the end of the workshop with a clear appetite for more events such as this. A testament to the interest levels and interest from the audience was the number of attendees that remained through to the afternoon sessions on the 3rd day and the level of stimulating audience participation in all sessions.

Yogesh Ramadass (TI) delivers opening keynote 

Presenters Dhiman Mallick (Tyndall), Ausrine Bartasyte (FEMTO-ST) & Jane Cornett (Analog Devices) at the transducer session
Alex Weddell (Univ. of Southampton/ARM) & Gerd vom Bögel (Fraunhofer IMS) in discussions at the live demo session

It’s lunchtime day 3 are we are all still here!
Joe Horzepa, PSMA’s Executive Director donates a copy of PSMA’s 2017 Technology Roadmap to Dr. Maeve Duffy, NUIG Galway, Ireland

We would like to take this opportunity to thank event sponsor and owner PSMA, host Tyndall, our technical sponsors (IEEE PELS, ECPE, CONNECT, How2Power and CPSS), presenters and session chairs, the EnerHarv2018 Workshop and PSMA Energy Harvesting Committees and all who he in putting such an inspiring and impactful workshop together.

Finally, EnerHarv2018 Workshop was only the first step in the creation of our ecosystem. The committee have released the proceedings to attendees and undertaken a survey to gather feedback on what went well, how future EnerHarv workshops can be improved in future in terms of content, structure, location, timing, etc. If you missed the EnerHarv2018 Workshop but would like to learn more or are interested in PSMA 'powering the internet of things' initiatives please visit or contact PSMA Energy Harvesting Committee chairs Mike Hayes ( or Brian Zahnstecher ( to learn more.

Provided by

General Chair
Mike Hayes, Tyndall National Institute

Technical Program Chair
Brian Zahnstecher, PowerRox


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