Innovate UK KTN Innovation Exchange - Challenge Round Up April 2022

Posted on: 28/04/2022

Are you looking for new business opportunities for your technology?
Do you have the radical technology needed by global players in rapidly growing sectors?

Find out what large innovation challenges these key players are facing and put forward disruptive solutions that your new and cutting edge technologies could deliver. Innovate UK KTN’s Innovation Exchange provides you with the opportunity to become directly linked to, or collaborate with, key industry stakeholders who are actively seeking the most innovative solutions to help them achieve their full potential.

Delivering a Digital Twin for the North Northamptonshire region to optimise a roadmap for achieving Net Zero

The Innovation Exchange programme is working alongside Electric Corby Community Interest Company, on a Community Renewal Funded approach for North Northamptonshire Council, to develop a roadmap options programme, on how to get the region to net zero. This project is looking to engage innovators and innovative companies that can help them solve a significant challenge they are trying to overcome in relation to meeting Net Zero targets within the region. This challenge is aimed at finding innovative digital twin providers that can best digitally represent the region and offer a visual route to help in identifying the optimal projects and locations to deliver Net Zero solutions.

Challenge closes: 02/05/2022

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Sustainable Transport & Energy system related technologies and innovative approaches for enabling a region to reach net zero ahead of 2050

The Innovation Exchange programme is working alongside Electric Corby Community Interest Company, on a Community Renewal Funded approach for North Northamptonshire Council, to develop a roadmap options programme, on how to get the region to net zero. As part of this, the project has already looked at a wide range of existing projects but now wants to widen the net to look for any new relevant innovative technologies, enabling initiatives, behavioural change projects and even revolutionary concepts that might be important for delivering net zero before 2050. This challenge is specifically looking for transport and energy-related ideas. This could include any of electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, energy management systems, energy generation ideas – new renewables, energy storage systems (battery, hybrid and non-battery), better-balancing systems between demand and generation, micro-grids, and better use of existing technologies. Solutions could also simply be better ways and behaviours to use less energy in what we do, travel less or more efficiently, and deliver logistics with net zero carbon.

Challenge Closes: 13/05/2022

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Ideas for Innovative Sustainability strategies for housing developments within North Northants

The Innovation Exchange programme is working alongside Electric Corby Community Interest Company, on a Community Renewal Funded approach for North Northamptonshire Council, to develop a roadmap options programme, on how to get the region to net zero. As part of this, the project has already looked at a wide range of existing projects, but now wants to widen the net to look for any new relevant innovative technologies, enabling initiatives, behavioural change projects and even revolutionary concepts that might be important for delivering net zero before 2050. This challenge is specifically looking for sustainable approaches in delivering new housing developments within the North Northants region.

Challenge closes: 13/05/2022

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Extending the life of fleet vehicles via low or zero carbon technologies

A consortium of Local Authorities, led by Luton Borough Council, is working with the Innovation Exchange programme to find technologies capable of extending the life of their current diesel powered fleet through implementing retrofittable low/zero carbon solutions. Luton Borough Council have approximately 300 vehicles in their fleet, including HGVs, minibuses and light vehicles. They have experience in trialling Gas-to Liquid (GTL) fuel as a replacement for diesel in their fleet vehicles and are now looking for additional retrofittable solutions to further decarbonise these assets.

Challenge closes: 02/06/2022

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