Professor Steve P Beeby (FIET, SMIEEE, MIOP, CEng, CPhys) obtained his PhD from the University of Southampton, UK, in 1998 on the subject of MEMS resonant sensors. He has been awarded two prestigious EPSRC Research Fellowships and is currently Head of the Smart Electronics and Materials research group leading a team of over 40 academic research staff. His research interests include e-textiles, energy harvesting, sensor systems, MEMS and active printed materials development. He leads the UK’s EPSRC funded E-Textiles Nework having previously established the highly successful Energy Harvesting Network (www.http://eh-network.org/). He has secured research funding of over £11 M as PI (plus a further £8 M as Co-I) and is currently leading 4 UK funded research projects and has previously been principal or co-investigator on a further 18 projects and coordinated 2 European Union research projects. He Co-Chaired the 2013 PowerMEMS conference and is Chair of the PowerMEMS conference International Steering Committee as well as being a TPC member of numerous other conferences. He has given 24 invited talks and has over 250 publications and 4 patents. He has an h-Index of 45 with >12650 citations. His enterprise activities include co-founding Perpetuum Ltd, a University spin-out based upon vibration energy harvesting formed in 2004 that now employs over 50 staff and has sold systems around the world. In 2011 he co-founded Smart Fabric Inks Ltd, a University spin out marketing a range of screen printable functional inks developed for e-textile applications.