Making use of the untapped energy in ambient electromagnetic radiation (EM) waves, can replace the need for batteries and low AC power consumption in devices, delivering significant cost savings to the consumer.

About the project

Watch the video to find out all about what we are doing and why.

Project overview

SURFAS is an Interreg France (Channel) England cross-border collaboration co-financed by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Total project budget

€1.859 million

ERDF contribution

€1.283 million

Project duration

June 2017 – Dec 2020

The challenge

  • How can we harvest the energy in radio frequency (RF) radiation efficiently and use it to power electronic devices as an alternative to battery power?
  • How can we minimise attenuation and improve propagation of wi-fi signals in buildings?

Collaborate with us

The technology developed will be shared with small and medium enterprises. We’d like to work with you to learn how energy harvesting and self-powered devices can help you and your business. Be it the internet of things, embedded electronics, boosted connectivity or sensor applications, we hope that the collaborations formed during this project will continue after it has ended.

Get in contact

If you are interested in collaborating with us the please contact Ruth Rawcliffe:

Our expertise

We are working on energy storage, energy harvesting and printable electronics to help reduce the use of fossil fuels.

Contact us

Find us

Advanced Technology Institute
University of Surrey