OUR VISION IS A WORLD IN WHICH BUILDINGS CAN GENERATE, STORE AND RELEASE THEIR OWN HEAT AND ELECTRICITY FROM SOLAR ENERGY.
We do this by connecting technologies into one, integrated system that captures heat and electricity from the sun and stores it within the building. Some of the technologies are developed here by our research teams, who specialise in scale-up of technology from the lab to full-scale buildings. We also work with a wide range of partners to promote early commercialisation of renewable energy technologies.
SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre is an academic and industrial consortium led by Swansea University, with strategic partners Akzo Nobel, NSG Pilkington, Tata Steel and Cardiff University.
It is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Innovate UK and the European Regional Development Fund, through the Welsh Government.
FUNDERS AND STRATEGIC PARTNERS
In total, SPECIFIC has more than 50 partners from academia, industry, and Government. These partners work collaboratively at all levels to develop new technologies, bring them to commercial reality, and create the environment for change.