School of Engineering

HiScale From Materials to Devices

Hi-Scale: From Materials to Devices European Cooperation in Science & Technology , COST Action project CA19108. WG1 lead.

For more info contact, Dr Harold Ruiz (Head of Group)

Project Workpackages

  • Provide a framework for assessing the economic and environmental sustainability of HTS technologies. Hi-SCALE will focus on the whole lifecycle assessment of HTS technologies in a broad range of selected applications, which will allow ranking them according to technical, economic and environmental criteria, as well as their TRL. This framework will be also fundamental to assess new HTS-based business opportunities.
  • Develop a roadmap for HTS technologies development. In line with the previous goal, this will allow selecting the most promising HTS materials, devices and applications, identifying R&D needs, technical limitations, and regulatory restrictions, among others, that must be solved to support the massification of HTS technologies. Only the diverse, multidisciplinary perspective provided by Hi-SCALE allows for the development of such a roadmap.
  • Promote advanced training and involvement of ECI and fostering innovation and entrepreneurship on the whole development cycle of HTS engineering. This Action is an incubator for entrepreneurship based on HTS enabled technological innovations as new energy services or technological concepts. Courses related e.g. to technology transfer or management of the intellectual property will be organised, and mentoring and internationalisation tools will be provided for those aiming at creating spin-offs arising from the Action.


Achievements & Deliverables

  • Four Major Workgroups. To ensure progress beyond the state of the art and encourage novel approaches and methods, Hi-SCALE has established 4
  • Working Groups addressing the challenges of each transition. The WorkGroup 1: From Materials to Devices is led by our Head of Group Dr Harold Ruiz, at the University of Leicester.
  • More than 150 experts on HTS technologies around the world.
  • More than 50 publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals
  • 2 Training schools for Early Career Investigators
  • More than 10 Short Term Scientific Missions. 

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