Business Opportunities And Collaborative Funding In Sustainable Development


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  • Business Opportunities And Collaborative Funding In Sustainable Development

    1. 1. Business opportunities and collaborative funding in sustainable development Matt Bench, BDM- Environment Alison Tetteh-Wright, BDM West Sussex Business Services
    2. 2. Business sectors: low carbon economy <ul><li>Drivers- legislation, regulation, cost, supply chain </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability of buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable energy and energy efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Resource recovery and resource efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Transport </li></ul>
    3. 3. Business sectors: sustainable development <ul><li>Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiversity </li></ul><ul><li>Society </li></ul><ul><li>Key environmental goods and services sectors market value of £25 billion, projected £46 billion by 2015 </li></ul>
    4. 4. World markets
    5. 5. Business opportunities <ul><li>Many main stream companies need to comply with legislation and regulations- market worth £3.5 billion p.a. by 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses under pressure to green & improve ethical elements of supply chain </li></ul><ul><li>Eg packaging/ bags - uncertainty about which materials to support- reusable plastics, biodegradable, or natural fibres (jute, cotton etc) </li></ul><ul><li>No definitive answers to the dilemmas- opportunities for research and consultancy </li></ul>
    6. 6. Business opportunities <ul><li>Business wants to work with academia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>highly experienced, impartial expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interest and energy around the topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>new sources of funds and potential for industrial collaboration- supports work which would otherwise go un-funded </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work needs to be of high quality, likely to be supporting investment decisions which jobs depend, fast turn-around, protect IP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>from an initial proof of concept project and progress through to a high value project supported by Government funds </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Funding opportunities <ul><li>Funding Sources: Interreg, FP7, DFID; Dti; Carbon Trust; EPSRC, Seeda; WRAP, Defra; Natural England; Landfill Tax, Local Authorities…. </li></ul><ul><li>Key Message: BSO collaborates to support project development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Had success with CommercialiSE, SEEDA, Interreg, EPSRC Case… </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Summary <ul><li>Considerable opportunities flowing from the sustainable development agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation is key- benefits from a truly interdisciplinary approach </li></ul><ul><li>Eg Nano-clean (other eg- biofuels need engineers, chemists and ecologists regarding environmental sustainability) </li></ul><ul><li>BSO role also strategic- identifying markets and innovations and fielding to academic experts, helping to build consortia </li></ul>
    9. 9. Sussex Business Services Team <ul><li>Senior BDM Sussex – Anjuu Trevedi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>West Sussex BDM – Alison Tetteh-Wright </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deana Ward (Brighton & Hove, Crawely) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nick Rodger (Coastal West Sussex, Crawley) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>East Sussex BDM – to be appointed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Karey Blackhouse (Hastings) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Geoff Smith (Eastbourne) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Judith Badger (Social Enterprises, Crawley) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Work with colleagues to develop commercial opportunities for the University with partners, businesses and communities in East and West Sussex, and Brighton & Hove, and manage delivery of ProfitNet. </li></ul>
    10. 10. The Local Businesses we are in touch with: <ul><li>Monthly, direct contact with around 500 small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) through ProfitNet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>33 action learning networks, agenda is member driven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social enterprises, creative industry, engineering and manufacturing, sustainable construction, start-ups, professional services, fashion, marine technologies, Hospitality and Tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity workshops and 1:1 support with teaching and research staff, partners and other businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Individual company contact eg Royal Sun Alliance, Manhattan Furniture, Glaxo Smith Kline, B&W, Banks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Long term relationships providing many engagement opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student placements, KTP’s, Continuing professional development, Knowledge Exchange, Consultancy and Research </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. The External Partners we are engaging with: <ul><li>SEEDA: eg Inward investment managers (East and West Sussex), and the South East Sustainable Energy Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Local Authorities eg: Economic Development officers, Sustainability officers, politicians (County and District) </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Hubs and Gateways (Gatwick Diamond, Adur) </li></ul><ul><li>Business Links, Sussex Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Business Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Further Education colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Occasional requirements for consultancy and collaborative research </li></ul>
    12. 12. Who do we work with internally? <ul><li>Faculty/School Business Development Managers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science and Engineering (David, Zoe, Matt, Peter) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arts and Architecture (Ronke) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Midwifery (Victoria) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management and Information Sciences (Amrit, Cliff, Gilly) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project specific BDM’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beepurple (Claire) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International/EU (Fran) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CommercialiSE (Colin) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Business information manager (Bruno) </li></ul><ul><li>IP and commercial contracts manager (Ronit) </li></ul><ul><li>Business Services Information Desk (Jen) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Training Centre (CPD courses, KTP’s and student placement) </li></ul><ul><li>CUPP </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturers and Research Fellows (through School BDM’s) </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Management Team </li></ul>
    13. 13. Sustainable Development Opportunities for Lecturers and Researchers <ul><li>SD Related Consultancies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Driven by specific businesses, partners and projects (ie ProfitNet), based on their needs and finance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: Strategy planning/market research/risk analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrated sustainable development research: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects devised within the University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects that are driven by demand from outside i.e. research council calls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These generally require a range of collaborations: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public sector partners, businesses, and multiple disciplines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experienced project management </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. How BDM’s can help <ul><li>Consultancies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sussex Business Services team picking up and qualifying opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage the relationship with the businesses and partners (setting expectations, organising meetings and events) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contract negotiation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Securing partnerships in support of projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing proposal development inputs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scoping and costing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contract negotiation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Commercialising IP and spin-outs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business planning support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We have commercial experience and a broad base of business and partner contacts and are driven to help you extend your social and economic engagement </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. West Sussex – employees by industrial sector