USA: The energy industry is undergoing significant change--from deregulation in existing markets and expansion into new energy sources and regions to the rapid increase of energy costs.
With current energy sources not able to meet future global demand, we require new solutions that are portable and highly efficient. Once again the EU is leading the way. European organizations are looking to MEMS in harnessing alternative energy and in generating more energy-efficient, lower-cost power.
During the MEMS Executive Congress Europe 2013, MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will bring together some of the brightest minds in the field of alternative energy to explore how emerging initiatives and applications can benefit from MEMS.
Panelists will address:
* What is the MEMS connection to harnessing alternative energy in Europe—and how might this fuel energy innovation in other parts of the world?
* How are wireless sensor networks driving new opportunities for MEMS device manufacturers?
* How are new regulations on safety, emission reduction and energy conservation creating markets for MEMS?
* How (and when) will MEMS-based energy harvesting provide electricity for small and/or mobile equipment, such as mobile phones?