The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has announced seven new Prosperity Partnership projects that will build links between the UK’s research base and leading industry partners. The new projects will focus on four of the Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges (ISCF) , involve nineteen industry partners and ten universities, and will fund 50 studentships.
Prosperity Partnerships are EPSRC’s flagship approach to co-investing with business in long-term, use-inspired, basic research. They are five-year, multi-million pound research collaborations on topics of national and global importance which have been co-created by leading UK universities and businesses with a strong research presence in the UK.
One of these partnerships is between Oxford PV and University of Oxford – led by Dr Christopher Case (Oxford PV) and Professor Henry Snaith and focused on all-perovskite multi-junction solar cells.
This Oxford PV and the University of Oxford Prosperity Partnership will bring together pioneering academic and industrial leaders in perovskite photovoltaics. Research of the underlying materials, science and technology will enable the development of the next generation of multi-junction perovskite solar cells. This will go beyond the current state-of-the-art technology, to deliver over 37% efficient triple junction perovskite solar cells.