futurewind 2017

Futurewind 2017 took place on 11th January in the Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC) at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. This was the fifth edition of the seminar, which is run entirely by students from the Doctoral Training Centre for Wind And Marine Energy Systems. This year's event was very well attended; it attracted 108 participants, half of which were from the industry, making it the biggest futurewind conferene to date.

Rafael Dawid 2

Rafael Dawid, Chair of the organising committee opened the event.

The event comprised of a mix of oral presentations by our final year PhD students and sponsors. Futurewind's title sponsor was RES and secondary sponsors were SKF (UK)ORE CatapultEnergy Technology Partnership, and ScottishPower Renewables.

Mike Anderson RES keynote

Mike Anderson presents RES keynote address.

PhD students in their first and second year of research presented posters on a variety of topics, including power networks, wind turbine control systems, wind turbine control systems, wind turbine foundations, wind forecasting, and marine energy. Siemens sponsored the prize for the best poster.

Sofia poster prize

Sofia Koukoura receives the best poster prize from Chris Briggs (Siemens).

The event was concluded by a debate entitled: "Looking Forward: Reducing the Cost of Wind Energy". The audience was treated to some stimulating arguments from both debate panel and members of the audience.

debate panel

The debate panel included representatives from RES, Siemens, Natural Power, Generating Better, and the University of Strathclyde.

The committee would like to thank each and every person who attended, as well as our sponsors, who made this event possible. With your help, the event grows bigger and better every year, and we hope this trend continues next year.


futurewind 2017 served as an excellent platform for linking industry and academia together.  

If you wish to get in touch with the event organisers, please email: futurewind-admin@strath.ac.uk.

Student PowerPoint Presentations and posters can be downloaded by clicking on respective links below.