The Davy Initiative – Electrochemistry in Cornwall

The University of Exeter in association with PV3 Technologies would like to invite businesses in the region to discuss future developments and opportunities within the electrochemical sector on Thursday 1 February 2018, 9am to 3pm at Tremough Innovation Centre, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9TA.

Humphry Davy (1778–1829), the son of an impoverished Cornish woodcarver, rose meteorically to help spearhead the reformed chemistry movement of the late 18th century and became a pioneer of electrochemistry. He discovered several new elements, including magnesium, calcium, strontium, and barium and in the course of his career was involved in many practical projects e,g. the application of chemistry to agriculture and designing a miner’s lamp which reduced spontaneous combustion!

Today, with the explosion in battery technologies, electrochemistry finds itself at the forefront of a wave of innovation again - an enabling technology relevant to a vast variety of industries and applications. It is also an area of increasing focus for government led funding opportunities such as Innovate UK calls and The Faraday Challenge.

What’s more, Cornwall finds itself leading the way again, one example being PV3 Technologies in Launceston who provide electrochemical materials, contract electrochemistry R&D and sub-contract manufacturing of electrochemical and nanomaterials to clients across the globe.

Please join experts from academia and industry to explore new networks, raising the profile of Cornish capability in this sector and identify opportunities for funding support and potential collaborations.


Please RSVP here


For more information please contact:
Hollie Kirk or Jaime Tinker
Impact and Partnership Development Manager
University of Exeter
01326 21 4385

Please note this event is free of charge, ERDF eligibility criteria does apply.