EnviroCluster Peterborough - TREA

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Green Procurement
and Eco
-
Innovation

Rod Gilchrist

Opportunity Peterborough

Peterborough:


Population of 180,000


6,000 businesses in Greater Peterborough


Home to the UK’s Environment Capital

Eco
-
Innovation

Eco
-
Innovation is defined as eco
-
innovative
products
,
techniques
,
services

or
processes

which aim at the prevention or
the reduction of environmental impacts or
which contribute to the optimal use of
resources
.

Source:

European Commission (2011)

Eco
-
Innovation Drivers


Resource efficiency (to save money or other reasons)



Policy decisions (e.g. Carbon Reduction Commitment)



Internal decisions (e.g.
Environmental Management Systems)



Need/Want
to improve or protect the natural environment



Improve health and wellbeing



Avoid fines for
pollution



Increasingly profitable area for
businesses


The UK Opportunity


£107 billion


55,000 companies


880,000 employees


5% year
-
on
-
year growth to 2017


Strong track record in innovation activities


5
th

biggest innovator in EU


8
th

for eco
-
innovation in EU


4 of world’s top 6 Universities

EnviroCluster Peterborough


350 environment sector businesses


Engineering and precision manufacturing;
specialised

in energy generation, water and
waste management, environmental services


World
-
class Universities


Wide support infrastructure


£590m annual turnover


5,800 employees

What is a cluster?

A business cluster is a geographical
concentration of interconnected businesses,
suppliers, and associated institutions in a
particular field.


Clusters increase
innovation and economic
activity. Companies
become more competitive
nationally and globally.

The Innovation Engine

Innovation

Network

Incubation

Tools &

Brokerage

Demonstrator

Challenge Loop

Innovation Loop

Commercialisation
Loop

Innovation Pool

Challenge Pool

Supply Chain,

Entrepreneurs

& Students

End
-
Users

Innovation

Network

Incubation

Demonstrator

Tools &

Brokerage

Innovation

Network

Incubation

Demonstrator

The Innovation Engine

Innovation

Network

Incubation

Tools &

Brokerage

Demonstrator

Challenge Loop

Innovation Loop

Commercialisation
Loop

Innovation Pool

Challenge Pool

Supply Chain,

Entrepreneurs

& Students

End
-
Users

Innovation

Network

Incubation

Demonstrator

Tools &

Brokerage

Innovation

Network

Incubation

Demonstrator

Aim: To help nurture the development of new start
-
ups
and solutions to the point of commercialisation.


Idea generation (scouting, R&D training, student
networking)


UCP, PRC, Young Lives etc.


Pre
-
incubation (due
-
diligence)


Selection (business planning, selection committee, IP)


Incubation (facilities, financing, tutoring/coaching,
monitoring)


Exit (sell/buy, movement to ‘landing hub’)

Aim: Solutions are tested and demonstrated in a live
environment to prove solutions work and to show
investors.


Manage test
-
bed environment


Broker relationships with end
-
users

A collaborative network that creates novel solutions to global
challenges through open innovation, incubation and engagement with
end
-
users, entrepreneurs and the supply chain. The solutions will
create economic, social and environmental benefits:


Solve challenges


Develop new products, processes & services


Create new start
-
ups and business activity


Smarter procurement


Jobs created/safeguarded


Inward investment


Awareness raising of companies

To ensure that
challenges are
accurately matched to
solutions providers,
“innovation tags” need to
be used.

A library and showcase of challenges

A library and showcase of innovations

Aim: To foster collaboration between entrepreneurs,
supply chain companies and end users to generate new
solutions and broker relationships.


Creation of focus/special interest groups


Collaboration events


Innovation portal where new ideas and challenges can be
submitted


Members are notified when challenges matching their
‘innovation tags’ are found

Aim: To link end
-
users with innovative solutions.


Manage flow of ideas back to end
-
users and challenge
originator


Provide commercialisation support to businesses


Deliver consultancy services to end
-
users


B2B matchmaking


Sustainability toolkits ensuring sustainable procurement

City Metabolism

Skills

Aim: Engagement with end
-
users to identify market
-
driven / end
-
user driven innovation.


Consultancy with end
-
users


Toolkits to be used by end
-
users


Events with end
-
users

Living Data

Skills

Living Data

Tools &

Brokerage

The Hive

Smarter

Environments

Challenge

Pool

Innovation

Network

Innovation

Pool

Demonstrator

Incubation

Innovation

Engine

(facilitation, tools,

brokerage)

Businesses,
Universities,
Innovators,
Students,
Citizens

Public
Bodies,
End
-
Users

Demonstrator

Incubation

Innovation

Pool

Demonstrator

Incubation

Innovation

Pool

Demonstrator

Incubation

Innovation

Network

Innovation

Pool

Demonstrator

Incubation

Challenge

Pool

Innovation

Network

Innovation

Pool

Demonstrator

Incubation

Smarter

Environments

Challenge

Pool

Innovation

Network

Innovation

Pool

Demonstrator

Incubator

EnviroCluster Retrofit Project


£170,000 pilot project funded by Technology Strategy Board.


Installed technologies hope to demonstrate an 87% cut in energy use.


Comprehensive retrofit achieved with tenant in
-
situ.

Examples


2012 Olympics and Legacy



Green Procurement in London


www.greenprocurement.co.uk



Rod Gilchrist

Opportunity Peterborough, Stuart House, Ground Floor, Zone 5,
St John’s Street Peterborough PE1 5DD Tel 00 44 1733 317417

rod.gilchrist@opportunitypeterborough.co.uk