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New partnership improves grid protection for operators

Synaptec has announced a new partnership with CONDIS SA, world leader in manufacturing high and medium voltage products, which will give network operators easier access to advanced technology around digitalisation and protection. CONDIS is a well-established world leader in the development and manufacturing of high and medium voltage products and solutions for use in electrical […]

Norwegian TSO Statnett innovates with Synaptec technologies

Image shows an engineer installing Synaptec's Refase system in Statnett substation

Norwegian Transmission System Operator (TSO) Statnett has adopted Synaptec’s unique distributed sensor technology to improve busbar protection in an industry first which will see both mechanical and electrical monitoring functions combined in a single, completely passive IEC 61850-compliant system for the first time. The partnership between Statnett and Synaptec is the first of its kind […]

Synaptec celebrates winning competitive funding scheme to expand data capacity

photonic instrumentation

Energy tech innovator Synaptec has been announced as one of a handful of successful awardees of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, a win which will enable the company to offer in depth data and analytics to the global energy industry. The Glasgow-based company had to present a detailed case to the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund which is […]

Synaptec and ORE Catapult partner to reduce outage costs in offshore array cables

Image shows an offshore turbine at ORE Catapult Levenmouth

Tech company Synaptec has partnered with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in a project to reduce both the high costs of subsea cable failures and the instrumentation systems required to monitor them all. Synaptec’s unique Refase™ technology will be installed at ORE Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine in Fife in a year long trial […]

Synaptec secures £2.9 million investment to grow unique electrical network control technology

Energy tech pioneer expanding after £2.9m investment

Synaptec has secured second-round funding led by Foresight and Williams Advanced Engineering through the Foresight Williams Technology EIS fund – a collaboration between Williams Advanced Engineering and Foresight Group. The multi-million pound investment was secured after two years of consecutive growth and major utilities wins demonstrated how Synaptec’s unique distributed sensing technology can provide unprecedented […]

Synaptec MD Wins University of Strathclyde’s Inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Founder and managing director of Synaptec, Philip Orr, has won the Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the University of Strathclyde’s Company Creation Conference held on May 1st 2019. The nomination came following an extremely successful 12 months for Synaptec, which has seen the company expand both its team and manufacturing and research facilities, […]

Synaptec enters German offshore market with innovation award nomination

Synaptec has been nominated for an Offshore Innovation Award, which the entry for which will be presented by Saul Matthews, head of business development, at the 16th Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference, prior to judging. It’s the first time the conference has offered such an award, which seeks to showcase the very best in offshore wind […]

Spotlight on energy tech as Science Minister visits Synaptec

Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Chris Skidmore, visited Synaptec’s offices last week to explore how the company’s distributed sensing technology is revolutionising the management of electrical power systems in the Transmission and offshore renewables sectors. Mr Skidmore was invited to meet Synaptec – spunout only 4 years ago from the University […]

Game-changing cable fault response tool now available for offshore wind

automated fault response tool

Light-speed tech innovation heralds new era of distributed sensor systems for offshore renewables A new distributed instrumentation technology, which significantly reduces operating costs for offshore renewables operators by automating the response to subsea power cable faults has been launched. The game-changing innovation has been developed by Synaptec, a tech start-up with roots in the University […]

Synaptec featured in environment times

Our recent UK Energy Innovation Award win was covered by Environment Times in the latest issue ( Volume 17 Issue 2) which just came out. Click on the latest issue featured top right on their homepage