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Lipinsky academia opens for business

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