Fast Forward Transport KTN


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Presenter – Adrian Waddams from the Transport KTN will brief the meeting on the Technology Strategy Board’s Vessel Efficiency funding competition that is expected to open in Jan 2013. The Technology Strategy Board is the UK’s national innovation agency. Its goal is to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation.

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  • Fast Forward Transport KTN

    1. 1. Vessel Efficiency Competition Maritime Collaborative R&D Adrian WaddamsTransport Knowledge Transfer Network Transport Knowledge Transfer Network ( KTN )
    2. 2. • Transport KTN and TSB roles• Vessel Efficiency Competition - Summary• Background – why, what, who, when• Objectives and Scope• Funding and eligibility rules• Application process, evaluation, key dates• Information days and consortia building
    3. 3. Knowledge Transfer Networks• Supported by the Technology Strategy Board (innovation agency)• 15 single over-arching national networks in specific fields• Bringing together diverse organisations – Government, Businesses, Academia, Trade Associations• To stimulate and accelerate innovation through Knowledge Transfer• To provide the opportunity to meet and network• To provide a forum for a coherent business voice to inform government of its technology needs• _Connect online 30,000 members • We do not participate in projects – here to help
    4. 4. Transport KTN•Supporting the development of integrated, efficient &sustainable transport systems•Bringing together independent but interrelated organisations tostimulate innovation through knowledge transfer•Scope - Marine, Rail and Automotive•Working with Trade Associations and the TSB includesdeveloping industry Roadmaps and Capability Studies•Marine Roadmap priorities include: • Low carbon/green shipping and propulsion • Marine ICT
    5. 5. Product / Technology Maturity l Pu l s tr y Valley of Death ndu t/I rke Ma TN Focus of KTN: fK so Provide support to link technology push with cu market pull and increase Fo the success rate ush through TRLs 4 - 7 ology P Techn Time
    6. 6. • Vessel Efficiency Competition - The Technology Strategy Board, partnered by MOD Science and Technology (DSTL), is expected to open a Collaborative R&D competition in January 2013.• £8million Funding expected covering up to 50% of eligible project costs• This competition, also expected to be backed by Scottish Enterprise, supports the UK Marine Industries Alliance Growth Strategy and priorities identified in the Marine Industries Roadmap.• Business-led for organisations of all sizes, inc academia and research institutions. Two or more UK partners, at least one from industry.• Scope expected to cover most aspects of improving efficiency of ships, boats, submarines, equipment and systems, including support vessels for offshore renewable energy, in naval, commercial, leisure sectors…….
    7. 7. Examples of Technologies and Innovations expected within the scope:•Light weighting • Lightweight, lower carbon materials and structural optimisation•Smart materials • Smart and multifunctional, self healing, fire resistant, low friction coatings, embedded sensors•Positioning and communications • Space and satellite systems, better user interfaces for complex systems•Autonomous sensing, avionics and advanced navigation • Autonomous systems, remote command and control, trim and stability controls for energy efficiency and safety•Smart green propulsion and alternative low carbon / emission systems • Electric propulsion, motors, drives, controllers, energy storage, power management, batteries, engine exhaust after treatment & emissions reduction, heat & power recovery, and alternative fuels•Vessel design and engineering • Hydrodynamics, improved efficiency of manufacturing processes to reduce material consumption, waste, energy use and carbon emissions
    8. 8. Application
    9. 9. Application Process• Competition opens – register and submit initial Expression of Interest outlining project• Option - feedback on draft EOI before deadline• EOI includes gateway question = Pass/Fail• Review panel decides whether to invite full bid• Process repeated during full stage period, register and attend compulsory briefing day• Assessment stage• Project initiation must start within 6
    10. 10. TSB Funding AllocationTSB funding covers research and development which is business-led. Principal objective is to stimulate innovation activity,encouraging businesses to work with other commercial andresearch organisations to develop innovative products, processesand services with future commercial potential.To support this business focus, the TSB aims to optimise the level offunding business receives whilst recognising the importance of thecontribution of research organisations to R&D projects. Therefore,the levels of participation have recently changed and are as follows:•at least 70% of the total eligible project costs are incurred bycommercial organisations; and,•a maximum of 30% of total eligible project cost is available toresearch participants. Where there is more than one researchparticipant, this maximum will be shared between
    11. 11. Value and Duration of Projects• Aim to support industrial research with 50% funding of eligible costs• Overall projects value £16million• SME & Micro business = 60% eligible costs• Large business = 50% eligible costs• Academic and research institutions = 30%• Fast track 6-12 months 10% total budget• Two stage 12-36 months (typical projects to be valued from £200k-500k to £3m)
    12. 12. Key Dates - Provisional tbc• Competition Opens Stage 1 & Fast track 14/01/2013• Competition Briefing Event 22/01/2013• Competition EOI Feedback 22/03/2013• Competition Close 27/03/2013• Competition Results Communicated 15/04/2013• Competition Open Stage 2 18/04/2013• Competition Close 01/05/2013• Competition Results Communicated 31/05/2013• Grant offer issued 28/06/
    13. 13. Other considerations• Funding expected to encourage marine supply chains and an element of transfer between other transport sector propulsion system and ICT architectures• Funding expected to encourage civil to defence innovation and vice versa with many common marine and maritime efficiency themes• Project size range from small technical feasibility projects to R&D leading towards technology demonstrators or any combination – so flexible• Projects should offer well defined end user application supported by clear route to market or exploitation plan within 1-3 year time
    14. 14. • The Transport KTN is running three free information days to raise awareness and explain how to participate in this funding opportunity:- Mersey Maritime, Liverpool - 22 November BIS, London - 27 November Glasgow, Grand Central Hotel - 5 December• These are for anyone interested in developing a greater understanding of the scope and rules of the competition, and finding collaborative partners.• To stay up to date with news of the Competition and book a place at one of these events join the Transport KTN’s Vessel Efficiency sub group at:
    15. 15. Thank you Adrian Waddamsadrian.waddams@transportktn.orgJoin the whole KTN Network free at: Transport Knowledge Transfer Network ( KTN )