The operation is led by Cardiff University, Swansea University and the University of South Wales , and will be delivered in two geographical areas; West Wales and the Valleys, and East Wales. FLEXIS has received £15 million in funding support through the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO). Through the FLEXIS operation we will focus on developing flexible energy systems, which is an urgent priority in energy generation and supply. We will make a significant economic impact through supporting and developing the internationally renowned research in this area, and more specifically through the new technologies and new jobs that will follow this work.
Our aim is to create a culture of research and innovation across Wales so that we are known across the world as a leader in energy systems technology. Part of our activity will also include driving innovation to create jobs and produce real economic impact. One of our key FLEXIS objectives is to create significant critical mass and attract new researchers to Wales. We aim to embed excellent researchers within research led companies in Wales, and we will be working to attract new companies to locate here, thus supporting the Welsh economy and creating jobs.
FLEXIS is comprised of 8 Research Themes with integrated research, development and innovation activities spanning across 18 work packages under these themes. The University of South Wales work is focused under the theme CymruH2Wales2 – Hydrogen and Fuel Cells which includes the following work packages:
For further information about FLEXIS go the FLEXIS website