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Lipinsky academia opens for business
Lipinsky academia opens for business
Lipinsky academia opens for business
Lipinsky academia opens for business
Lipinsky academia opens for business
Lipinsky academia opens for business
Lipinsky academia opens for business
Lipinsky academia opens for business
Lipinsky academia opens for business
Lipinsky academia opens for business
Lipinsky academia opens for business
Lipinsky academia opens for business
Lipinsky academia opens for business
Lipinsky academia opens for business
Lipinsky academia opens for business
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  • 1. Academia opens for business
    Thomas Lipinski, CTO
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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)
  • 4. Collaboration between Academia and SMEs
    Problem solving
    Research Relationships
    Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
    Collaborative Joint Ventures
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. Imperial Innovations Group plc
    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
    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
  • 7. 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.”
    • Run by Universities;
    • 8. Mostly occupied by in house spinouts;
    • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. 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´.
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. Collaborative Joint Ventures
    Energy Unplugged - a Clean Technology start-up resulting from partnership between Imperial College London and Green Structures.
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. Excellence|Imperial ranks highly amongst UK universities (RAE 2008)
  • 16. Engineering at Imperial College London
    • Engineering design
    • 17. Supply chain and workflow optimisation
    • 18. Maximise time and cost savings
    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
    Digital prototyping
    (Joint centre with Royal College of Art)
  • 19. Energy-Unplugged