Smart heating controls for commercial properties utilising IoT technologies, AI and machine learning

Get paid to do a Masters with the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University, The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018, and Invisible Systems.

1 Year Enterprise-led Funded Masters by Research, Ref. No. 104

  • Get paid £15,000 tax-free
  • Have you tuition fees reduced. Your partner company pays £2,000 towards your fees, meaning UK/EU students pay £2,260, and International students pay £15,945.
  • Be part of the multi award winning Centre for Global Eco-Innovation with a cohort of 50 talented graduates working on exciting business-led R&D.
  • The Centre is based at Lancaster University, so you will gain your Masters from a Top Ten University, recognised as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018.
  • Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.

The Project

Commercial properties consume significant amounts of energy on heating and depend on relatively simple control systems. More advanced Smart Heating controls are now available for residential homes but are less common in commercial properties. The aim of this project is the development of a new boiler control system for commercial properties, with the aim of reducing energy consumption, carbon footprint and ongoing running costs.

This project will involve research and development to understand the range of technologies currently available, model system behaviours and develop control algorithms to implement the outcomes of research. It will also aim to discover new possibilities resulting from the inter-connection of IoT technologies, develop these into a commercial product and explore new approaches for complex systems with a focus on AI and machine learning.

This project would suit applicants with an engineering degree and programming experience, or a computer science graduate with a scientific leaning.

Enterprise and collaborative partners

This Masters by Research is a collaborative research project between Lancaster University, with supervision from Dr Peter Garraghan and Invisible Systems. Invisible Systems is a software and electronics design manufacturing company that focuses on energy saving, compliance and asset management via robust RF wireless monitoring and energy savings solutions with our realtime-online cloud software management portal.

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This project is part funded by the European Regional development Fund and is subject to confirmation of funding. For further information about the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, please see our website.

Application deadline

12am (midnight) Monday 1st July 2018

Start: October 2018