PhD research dissemination continues at ICMAC event

The International Conference on Manufacturing of Advanced Composites (ICMAC) relaunched in October 2021. Renewable Engine student David Castellanos was invited to present, joining 50 other participants from the manufacturing industry and academic sector. The programme covered a range of hub projects and provided partners with the opportunity to highlight progress on their research to date, showcasing project outputs. … Continued

Renewable Engine Student presents at pre-COP26 Researchers Event

Renewable Engine Student Charlie Farrell was invited to present recently at an Early Career Researchers (ECR) online event. Charlie joined over 70 delegates and speakers from institutions such as University of Cambridge, University of Manchester, London South Bank University, Cranfield University and University of Sheffield for the special event titled ‘Highlight Opportunities to Tackle COP26 … Continued

Renewable Engine Supports Robot Cell Official Opening

Supported by funding from Renewable Engine, Queen’s University Belfast have recently installed an Advanced Rotational Moulding Automation Cell (ARMAC). This was officially opened by Professor Chris Johnston, Pro Vice Chancellor for Engineering and Physical Sciences, on Tuesday 23rd March 2021.   The total investment in ARMAC and its cutting-edge technology is in the region of £350,000; with the Renewable … Continued

ESAI Postgraduate Researcher of the Year: Seán O’Connor

Seán O’Connor (Renewable Engine PhD Researcher, working alongside Organic Power Ltd) has received the Environmental Science Association of Ireland (ESAI) “Postgraduate Researcher of the Year award 2020”. Seán’s work will be showcased at the annual ESAI Environ conference set to be held virtually on 16th– 18th June 2021. Seán is in the final stage of … Continued

€350k grant funding awarded to Renewable Engine Industry Partners

Through engagement and partnership with the Renewable Engine programme, enterprises ranging from micro-SMEs to large multinationals have had the opportunity to apply for technology development grant funding, in order to bridge the gap between research and technological innovation within industry. 5 enterprises have successfully secured technology development grant funding through the Renewable Engine programme; Soltropy, … Continued

Renewable Engine PhD Researcher Trialling AR Technology for Cobot Assembly

Eleanor Smith, PhD Researcher at the University of Strathclyde, is continuing work on her project entitled “Industry 4.0 & Augmenting the Millennial Worker”, investigating how traditional paper-based instructions and procedures for assembly tasks can be replaced with Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Working closely with her industry partner, Booth Welsh, Ellie has been conducting socially distant … Continued

Renewable Engine ISG members lead the way in Skills Development for Hydrogen Safety

Members of the Renewable Engine International Stakeholder Group (ISG) have formed a partnership to successfully secure an EU-funded Erasmus+ project, HySkills. The ISG consists of international experts from across industry and academia within the Renewable Energy sector that provide top-level strategic direction to the Renewable Engine programme, while also identifying opportunities for exploitation. HySkills aims … Continued

3rd Renewable Engine Research Colloquium

The Renewable Engine team met virtually in November for the third and final Research Colloquium with participation from all PhD students within the four research partners; South West College, Queen’s University Belfast, University of Strathclyde and Institute of Technology Sligo. Instead of the standard “research progress” presentations, the PhD students were pitted against each other … Continued


The project is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), with match funding provided by the Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland) and Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (Republic of Ireland).
Interreg - Northern Ireland - Ireland - Scotland - European Regional Development Fund

Absolutely thrilled that the hard work of South West College and all the Renewable Engine team has been recognised! @greengowns @swccollege @SEUPB

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Winner of the Research with Impact - Institution Award for a small institution is @swccollege @renewableeng

Huge congratulations!

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