Mainstreaming Innovation Launch Event


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Mainstreaming Innovation Launch Event

  1. 1. Integration of Sustainable Infrastructure1 April 2013 – 31 March 2014MAINSTREAMINGINNOVATION
  2. 2. PROJECT LAUNCH14:00 Welcome, Prof Douglas Greenhalgh, Head of the School of Engineeringand Built Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University14:10 Mainstreaming Innovation Project - Prof Branka Dimitrijevic, ProjectDirectorResearch on Sustainable Infrastructure and Collaboration with Industry14:40 Glasgow Caledonian University - Prof Branka Dimitrijevic15:00 The Glasgow School of Art - Dr Tim Sharpe15:20 University of Strathclyde Glasgow - Dr Jeremy Cockroft15:40 Discussion on research potential within the MainstreamingInnovation project16:00 Networking and refreshments16:30 Close
  4. 4. BACKGROUND• Follow-up of the project CIC Start Online whose focuswas on sustainable building design and refurbishment• Knowledge Base available at• Increasing the consortium – two more universities• Widening the project scope to include the sustainableinfrastructure integration into the existing builtenvironment• Engaging with existing housing, education andhealthcare estates• Engaging with FE colleges
  5. 5. CONTEXTScotland’s sustainable developmentThe GovernmentEconomicStrategy, 2007Climate Change(Scotland) Act 2009A Low CarbonEconomic Strategyfor Scotland – A Lowcarbon Society, 2010
  6. 6. CONTEXTInfrastructure Investment PlanIn February 2013 Scottish Government updated its 2011 InfrastructureInvestment Plan, increasing spending on capital investment to £3.1 billion for2012-13 which it hopes will create more that 40,000 jobs in Scotland, and isset in the context of other ambitious proposals to reindustrialise Scotland andcreate a ‘Hydro Nation’ that takes full advantage of its abundant naturalresources.• Further and Higher Education• Health• Justice• Schools• Transport• Culture• Enterprise
  7. 7. CONTEXTTowards a low carbon economy and “The Third Industrial Revolution”• The Third Industrial Revolution - Long-term economicsustainability plan to address the global economiccrisis, energy security, and climate change• Endorsed by the European Parliament in 2007, the UKGovernment ‘s White Paper on Energy, 2007, and UnitedNations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in2011Jeremy Rifkin,an Americaneconomist, writer, politicaladvisor and activist
  8. 8. CONTEXTRifkin’s vision of the third industrial revolutionTesla Roadsterbattery electric vehicle (BEV)Energy StorageICT EnergyDistribution SystemLocal or NationalGrid12345
  9. 9. CONTEXTEnergy and other infrastructure within the natural and built environmentEnergy generation from renewables on site and storageICT for energy management and decentralised distributionElectric vehiclesWaste (reduction, re-use, to-energy)Water (harvesting, saving, re-use)Energy efficiency of buildingsLandscape and biodiversity+The ThirdIndustrialRevolutionAdditional reduction of theecological footprint
  10. 10. Integration of Sustainable InfrastructureICT for energy management and decentralised distributionLow carbon transport (electric vehicles, cycling and walking)Waste (reduction, re-use, to-energy)Energy efficiency of buildingsLandscape and biodiversityWater (harvesting, saving, re-use)Energy generation from renewables, storage and use (electricity and heating)MAINSTREAMING INNOVATION
  11. 11. Integration of Sustainable InfrastructureEnergygeneration fromrenewables, storage and use(electricity andheating)ICTLow carbon transport(electric vehicles, cycling and walking)Waste(reduction, re-use, to-energy)Water(harvesting, saving, re-use)Energyefficiencyof buildingsLandscape and biodiversity
  12. 12. Integration of Sustainable InfrastructureInvitation for new technological solutions that combine different lowcarbon innovations to:• make better use of resources• close energy loops• achieve better efficiencies• reduce the need for maintenance• minimise costs
  13. 13. Integration of Sustainable InfrastructureEnergygeneration fromrenewables, storage and use(electricity andheating)ICTLandscape and biodiversityLow carbon transport(electric vehicles, cycling and walking)POTENTIAL INNOVATIVESOLUTIONSBiomass for heating andbiofuel:• assessment of biomassresources for heating andbiofuel• plant location to reducetransportation• ICT to informprocesses, on-time salesmanagement etc.•business case
  14. 14. Integration of Sustainable InfrastructureEnergygeneration fromrenewables, storage and use(electricity andheating)ICTLow carbon transport(electric vehicles, cycling and walking)Energyefficiencyof buildingsWater(harvesting, saving, re-use)POTENTIALINNOVATIVESOLUTIONS•Using harvestedwater for hot waterpanels and asenergy storage• using heat fromPVs to improveperformance ofMVHR• using electricvehicles to storeenergy from PVs• using ICT to informmanagement
  15. 15. Integration of Sustainable InfrastructureEnergygeneration fromrenewables, storage and use(electricity andheating)ICTLow carbon transport(electric vehicles, cycling and walking)Waste(reduction, re-use, to-energy)Producing energy from waste for low carbon transport
  16. 16. Integration of Sustainable InfrastructureScale: EstateEnergygeneration fromrenewables, storage and use(electricity andheating)ICTLow carbon transport(electric vehicles, cycling and walking)Waste(reduction, re-use, to-energy)Water(harvesting, saving, re-use)Energyefficiencyof buildingsLandscape and biodiversity
  17. 17. Integration of Sustainable InfrastructureExploring potential links/synergies between innovative products orprocesses of different infrastructure systemsEnergygeneration fromrenewables, storage and use(electricity andheating)ICTLow carbon transport(electric vehicles, cycling and walking)Waste(reduction, re-use, to-energy)Water(harvesting, saving, re-use)Energyefficiencyof buildingsLandscape and biodiversity
  19. 19. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONSTEERING GROUPDr Charles RussellProf. Tariq MuneerProf. Phil BanfillDr Tim SharpeDr David MooreDr Mohammed ImbabiDr David BlackwoodDr Kate HealDr Jeremy Cockroft
  20. 20. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONProject StaffProf. Branka Dimitrijevic, DirectorDavid O’Neill, AdministratorCraig Bishop, Multimedia Manager
  21. 21. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONWebsite: www.mainstreaminginnovation.orgRESOURCESResearch on the EU, UK and Scottishpolicies, legislation, initiatives and projects related to the scopeof the project Mainstreaming Innovation was funded by ScottishGovernment and presented in this section of the website.Subscribe to innovation E-NEWSTwitter @main_innovation
  22. 22. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONAims and Objectives1. Reduce carbon emissions through research and application ofdesign, refurbishment and management of sustainable infrastructurewithin the built environment that could be replicated on existing and newbuilding estates (e.g. housing, education, healthcare and other buildingestates)2. Adapt to changing climate by strengthening the resilience ofbuildings and infrastructure, and by reducing fuel poverty3. Mitigate the impacts of changing climate by influencing thedevelopment of skills and capacities forplanning, designing, procuring, managing and maintaining low carbon builtenvironment
  23. 23. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONAims and Objectives4. Ensure security of supply of energy and resources by maximizing theuse of local low carbon resources and independence of supply systems5. Develop methods of ensuring that innovations are presented tobuilding owners/clients, industry and FE colleges.
  24. 24. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONActivitiesResponding to the requests for assistance to prepare applications forfunding to develop/improve innovative products or processes for lowcarbon infrastructure.Innovations will be tested on selected existing estates for• healthcare• education• housing.The applications for feasibility studies will be reviewed by an independentAdvisory Panel and submitted for funding to Scottish, UK and Europeanfunding programmesTARGET: 21 APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDING SUBMITTED
  25. 25. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONAdvisory Panel• Resource Efficient Scotland (managed by Zero Waste Scotland)• Health Facilities Scotland• Glasgow Housing Association• University of St Andrews Estate Management• Skanska
  26. 26. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONCollaboration• Community Energy Scotland• Electric Vehicles (EV) Association Scotland• Energy Technology Partnership (ETP)• FE Colleges• Greenspace Scotland• Making the Most of Masters• Scottish Enterprise• Scottish Renewables• Scottish Water• SEGEC• SEPA• Smart City Glasgow• SUDS Working Party• SUST• Zero Waste Scotland
  27. 27. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONPlans and needs for sustainable infrastructureHealthcare, education and housing estates
  28. 28. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONDisseminationDissemination of the project outputs will be delivered at demonstrationevents in FE colleges whose curriculum includes courses related to theinnovations that will be presented.The events will be filmed and footage used in webinars and saved asvideo recordings.The project will publish monthly E-News and a quarterly onlinemagazine with articles on the context (legislation and policies), support(financial initiatives and other forms of support), research and best practice.
  29. 29. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONBenefitsThe studies will be useful to:• The selected estates• The occupants and/or users of the buildings in the above estates• Other housing, health and education estates in Scotland• Scottish businesses that offer low carbon products and/or services forsustainable infrastructure• Other businesses in low carbon technologies sector as webinars and videorecordings of dissemination events can be used for CPD• The FE colleges hosting demonstration events• The universities involved in the studies as they will demonstrate expertiseavailable in each institution nationally and internationally
  30. 30. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONWho can obtain assistance?A company registered in Scotland, could be in partnership with companiesbeyond Scotland, depending on conditions of funding programmes• Register with the project. Registration is free.• Provide a brief description of the assistance required.How to obtain assistance through the project?What is the target market?Healthcare, education and housing estates
  31. 31. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONCollaboration with FE colleges and other projects• Academics collaborating on the studies should indicate FE collegeswith which they have links and which could host demonstration events.• Academics should also indicate if a topic for a masters projectcould be proposed that would be of benefit to the business.Mainstreaming Innovation will collaborate with the project Making theMost of Masters, funded by Scottish Funding Council, which helps inidentifying potential topics for masters projects of benefit to theindustry.
  32. 32. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONWhat happens next?1. The request for assistance from a business will be forwarded toresearchers at the universities involved in the project.2. Expressions of interest from researchers will be provided to thebusiness after 5 working days, including contact details of theresearchers who can assist.
  33. 33. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONWhat happens next?3. The researchers and the business will select or be advised about anappropriate funding scheme (links to Funding Programmes from thewebsite) to apply and then complete the application form4. Draft application form should be sent to obtain comments andsuggestions from the Advisory Panel within 5 working days.
  34. 34. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONWhat happens next?5. After receiving the advice from the Advisory Panel, the applicantsare encouraged to use the recommendations to strengthen theapplication and submit to the funding programme. Depending on thefunding programme conditions, applications are submitted either by theuniversity or the business.
  35. 35. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONHow will the Advisory Panel help?The Advisory Panel will provide answers to the following questions:a) Is the proposed solution an improvement in relation to the existingsolutions regarding the following:• Reduction in energy use: Significant/ High/ Moderate/ Low / No• Cost reduction: Significant/ High/ Moderate/ Low / No• If moderate/low/no, what should be improved or addressed?
  36. 36. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONHow will the Advisory Panel help?b) Could the proposed solution be applied on the following existingbuilt estates for:• Healthcare / Housing / Education (more than one option possible)/None• If none, what should be improved or addressed?
  37. 37. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONHow will the Advisory Pane help?c) What else the innovators might consider to• decrease delivery and running costs• increase the value by providing more functions/services or havegreater impacts• improve resilience, control & future flexibility.
  38. 38. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONHow will the Advisory Panel help?d) Other comments and suggestions, including the existinghousing, healthcare and university estates on which theapplication of infrastructure can be tested.
  39. 39. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONBenefits of the advice from the Advisory Board• Focus on the applicability of the proposed innovation in terms oftypes of buildings and estates on which it can be used, and potentialfor application on large scale• Understand what should be addressed to improve quality in terms ofembedded and operational carbon, efficiency, easy installation andmaintenance, cost and durability• Identify the potential market• Use the advice of the Advisory Panel to strengthen the application.
  40. 40. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONOther benefits of the engagement with the project• identify the infrastructure innovations that could be put forwardfor funding for larger R&D low carbon infrastructure projects thatwill be provided by Technology Strategy Board in January 2014, and toassist in the preparation of applications• disseminate the outputs of the studies which have obtainedfunding (taking care to protect Intellectual Property Rights) atdemonstration events in FE colleges which offer related courses toinform about skills that will be required for the installation of innovativeinfrastructure systems
  41. 41. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONOther benefits of the engagement with the project• increase awareness and understanding of innovativeinfrastructures supported through the project by presenting them atwebinars, in videos and articles in the quarterly online magazine• promote expertise of researchers at Scottish universities andbusinesses supported through the project to the project membersacross Scotland, United Kingdom and worldwide (over 300 membersof CIC Start Online from across the UK and 16 other countries havetransferred their membership to the new project by 8th April 2013)
  42. 42. FUNDING PROGRAMMESSCOTLANDResource Efficient Scotland• Information, advice and expertise on the use of raw materials, waste, energyand water, all in in one place, to help businesses and organisations makeefficiencies and save costs.• Delivered by the Zero Waste Scotland• Funded by the Scottish Government• Advice and Support available from the 1st April 2013• Resource Efficient Scotland will support Mainstreaming Innovation byassisting to identify projects which may be suitable, by providing funding forprojects where applicable and by joining the Advisory Panel.
  43. 43. FUNDING PROGRAMMESSCOTLANDCARES Infrastructure and Innovation FundIn recognition of the potential benefits of localising energy demand, the ScottishGovernment established the CARES Infrastructure and Innovation Fund .• Projects have to demonstrate ‘innovation in energy distribution or management’• All Scottish communities potentially eligible• RSL’s, LA’s, or universities have to be in partnership with a local community org• £150k max grant per applicant• Feasibility or capital costs eligible, no minimum project size• Generating plant NOT eligible• Standard grid connections NOT eligible
  44. 44. FUNDING PROGRAMMESSCOTLANDCARES Infrastructure and Innovation FundTypes of projects supported:• Active Network Management: Managing generators’ output in real time• Demand Side Management: Controlling demand so it fits with generator output• Local supply (via tariffs or private wire): Selling electricity or heat directly to localconsumers•Energy storage: Storing energy rather than distributing it in real timeProjects can combine one or more of these approaches.
  45. 45. FUNDING PROGRAMMESSCOTLANDCARES Infrastructure andInnovation Fund• Fund opened in May 2012• Over 20 projects underdevelopment• Relates to approximately30MW of capacity
  46. 46. FUNDING PROGRAMMESSCOTLAND• Scottish Funding Council1. Innovation Voucher Scheme (up to £5,000) - 1st Monday of eachmonth until Monday 3rd June 20132. Innovation Voucher Scheme Follow on Funding (up to £20,000) -7th June 2013• Scottish Energy Laboratory/ETP• Scottish Enterprise Grants
  47. 47. FUNDING PROGRAMMESUNITED KINGDOM1. TSB - Scaling up Retrofit of our nation’s homesKey aspects•Proposals in range £500k -£3m•Collaborative R&D (consortiums of 3+ members)•2-stage•Industrial research / process improvement•take the findings from the research and apply it to future programmesof retrofit work (exploitation later)•Business-led innovation•Low cost performance monitoring, customer after-care and user-centred solutions•On-site construction work optional / trialling•Dwellings, individually metered
  48. 48. FUNDING PROGRAMMESUNITED KINGDOM1. TSB - Scaling up Retrofit of our nation’s homesExample areas•dramatically reducing the cost and time taken for specification andinstallation•new integrated products and solutions•on-site worker efficiencies•new fitting and fixing methods•new methods of measuring and assuring performance in use•in combination with new business models
  49. 49. FUNDING PROGRAMMESUNITED KINGDOM1. TSB - Scaling up Retrofit of our nation’s homesTimeline•EoI registration deadline - 10th April noon•EoI deadline - 17th April noon•Stage 2 opens (successful applicants) - 13th May•Stage 2 deadline - 12th June noon
  50. 50. FUNDING PROGRAMMESUNITED KINGDOMTechnology Strategy Board2. Buildings Better Connected – submission deadline 1 May 2013• Feasibility – £500k feasibility studies; 15 studies at £50k {65 -75% intervention}; August> October 2013• CR&D – £4.5M; 8 projects (£250k > £2M) each tranche {50 –60% intervention};January 2014 –12 > 36 months• Single stage competition; Competition opens 18 March 2013; Register by noon on 24April 2013 at• Applications to be received by noon on 1 May 2013; Projects start 1 August 2013;Projects complete by 31 October 2013• CR&D competition to open in January 2014
  51. 51. FUNDING PROGRAMMES2. Buildings Better Connected – Scope:• Building / neighbourhood scale• Enabling technologies –power stations of the future• Smart systems for power, warmth & cooling• DC power systems• Energy harvesting & storage• Convenience & smarter charging for devices & plant / vehicles• ICT as an enabler for energy trading –developing protocols• Digital electricity and demand management• Identifying & managing vulnerabilities & opportunities• Blue & green infrastructure –drainage / cooling• Integrating & enabling new technologies of local infrastructure• Buildings > neighbourhoods > communities > urban districts• New build & retrofit• Domestic or non domesticOut of scope•Only energy efficiencyof buildings•Transportation –exceptas energy storage/transfer•Grid scale powerelectronics or storage•Energy pricing or tariffmodels•Individualistic off gridliving solutions
  52. 52. FUNDING PROGRAMMESEU funding programmes• Support to set up academic/industry partnerships to initiate preparationof applications for EU funding programmes and dissemination of theiroutputs• Horizon 2020 - Mainstreaming Innovation is well placed to initiateacademic/industry partnerships and support development of projectproposals for the calls that are expected by the end of 2013.
  53. 53. FUNDING PROGRAMMESEU funding programmes• Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) 2013 - 8th May 2013• Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) 2013 – 22 May 2013• Life+ 2013 – 25 June 2013• Sustainable Industry Low Carbon Scheme (SILC) -13 June 2013• EUROSTARS – deadlines to be announced• Horizon 2020 - 2014 to 2020Investors• GeoCapita – more information and contact details on the project website
  54. 54. MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIONWe look forward to your immediate requests for assistancefollowing the registration on the project website.Thank you.