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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 email@example.com