Academia opens for business Thomas Lipinski, CTO
Our energy related achievements Environment & Energy Awards 2011 – Shortlisted Construction News Awards 2011 - Shortlisted Retrofit Awards Best Retrofit Innovation 2010: Winner Retrofit Awards Best Retrofit 2010: Highly commended Ecobuild 2010 Award for best innovative sustainable construction product Green Apple Awards Environmental Best Practice 2009- Bronze Winner Green Apple Awards Environmental Best Practice 2009 - Gold Winner International Green Apple Awards Best 2009 Builder and Developer: Gold International Green Apple Awards Built Environment & Architectural Heritage: 2009 Green Champion The Sustainable City Awards, The City of London, Best Sustainable Building 2009: Winner FX Magazine International Design Awards Best Eco Project 2009: Finalist Environmental Excellence Awards Best Carbon Reduction Project 2008: Winner Building Magazine Sustainability Awards 99% Campaign Award for Refurbishment: Runner up
Green Structures? Design of Energy Saving Products & Systems (Passive Heat Recovery Ventilation) Development of Energy Efficient Technologies (Thermal Storage) Sustainable Architecture(Passive Space, Zero Carbon Buildings) Modelling & prototyping of Modern Built Environment Innovations (Low Energy Heating or Cooling) Design of New Construction Methodologies (Passive Adaptive building systems, Thermal Memory House)
Collaboration between Academia and SMEs Spin-outs Incubators Problem solving Research Relationships Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Collaborative Joint Ventures
University spin-outs University derived SMEs – the most intensive of relationships where the University has a stake in the start-up EVO Electric. Established in 2007 as a spin-out company from Imperial College London to commercialise new electric machine technologies. QuantaSol, another spin-out from Imperial College London developed advanced technology of high efficiency III generation based solar cells.
Imperial Innovations Group plc £26m £10m £30m Created FSA regulated subsidiary , Imperial Innovations Investment Management Ltd The business Imperial Innovations Group plc floats on AIM raising £26 million Private Placement of shares in Imperial Innovations raises £10 million for the Company Raised £30 million through private placement of shares 2008 2004 2006 2005 2007 2009 2010 Ceres Power floats on Alternative Investment Market Inforsense raises Series A £5.3 million Thiakis raises Series A £10.0 million Circassia raises Series B £11.0 million Circassia raises Series A £6.25 million Nexeon raises Series B £10.0m MET sold to Evonik AG for €4.5m Innovations realises £4.0 million from partial Ceres Power sale Veryan Medical raises £3.6m The portfolio Nexeon raises Series A £4.25 million Inforsense sold to IBDS Polytherics raises £3m Circassia raises Series C £15.25 million Thiakis sold to Wyeth for £100.0 million Veryan raises Series A £5.3 million Respivert raises Series A £13.0 million
University based incubators “Incubator is a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship providing office and laboratory space early-stage businesses who can take advantage of being in close proximity to eminent scientists and experts in technology.”
Based on incentivised office space and proximity
Problem solving & consultancy Connecting small businesses with researchers Hiring a consultant from academia generally not an option for SMEs. Yet academic consultancy helps hundreds of small businesses every year. Knowledge Connect, accessible via Business Link, helps SMEs fund and find the specialist academic support to help tap into academic potential.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a programme facilitating partnerships between a business and an academic institution. KTPs are funded by The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). ESRC provides funding for PhD studentships where businesses take the lead in arranging projects with an academic partner of their choice. The aim is to provide PhD students with a challenging research training experience, within the context of a mutually beneficial research collaboration between academic and partner organisations.
Collaborative R&D (KTA) Innovation Awards for Collaborative R&D The University of Sheffield has launched a scheme (funded by EPSRC) to work with UK based SMEs in the area of `Building for the Future´. 10 Innovation Awards have been made available to initiate Collaborative R&D projects and give SMEs the opportunity to access research expertise and facilities at the University of Sheffield. Projects are business-led and aim to develop innovative products, processes or technology in the area of `Building for the Future´.
Green Structures won 2 Collaborative R&D Innovation Awards: Thermal Accumulator & On-demand Solar CHP Thermal Energy Storage (TES) is the temporary storage of high or low temperature energy for later use.
Collaborative Joint Ventures Energy Unplugged - a Clean Technology start-up resulting from partnership between Imperial College London and Green Structures.
Energy-Unplugged We aim to develop and patent a basket of new technologies relating to Smart Grid management, Intelligent Energy Production and Energy Storage. We are currently looking for a collaboration with an an appropriate Incubator scheme that, in combination with EU funding, will allow for speedy development of the business.
Excellence|Imperial ranks highly amongst UK universities (RAE 2008)
Professor Peter Childs Department of Mechanical Engineering Creativity & the application of creative methods Sustainability by design Professor Nilay Shah Centre for Process Systems Engineering Supply chains of the future Operations and control System of systems optimisation Dr Nick Leon Design London Visualisation Digital prototyping (Joint centre with Royal College of Art)