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Energy Game Changer Brokerage Event - Birmingham

The Knowledge Transfer Network

Thursday, 25 February 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

Energy Game Changer Brokerage Event - Birmingham

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Innovate UK, in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network, will be hosting this brokerage event to promote their new competition, Energy Game Changer. This event will be an opportunity to find out more about the competition and to connect with potential collaborators across the supply chain.

What is the opportunity?

The energy sector is one of the most highly regulated, capital-intensive and risk averse industrial sectors in the world, with new technologies invariably taking 10 years or more to get to market. 

Innovate UK is to invest up to £2 million in technical feasibility studies to encourage new entrants to the energy sector and stimulate the adoption of disruptive technologies which will tackle long-standing challenges faced by the sector.

Innovate UK is therefore seeking to fund game-changing technologies that will solve selected challenges defined by sector specialists, either by the development of completely new ideas or through technology transfer from other sectors.

The three themes of the competition will broadly focus on:

  • Taking inspection to the limit – inspection, characterisation and clean up of energy infrastructure operating in aggressive environments without human intervention.
  • Dealing with data – collecting, analysing and visualising big data to optimise efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Engaging energy – changing peoples perception of energy and optimising their use of it.


Who should attend?

This event is free to attend and will be open to any organisation with an interest in solving these energy challenges.

We are particularly looking for innovative proposals led by businesses from outside the energy sector such as, automotive defence, aerospace, creative industries, telecommunications and space. We believe this will require expertise in areas such as; inspection, ICT, digital, sensors, virtual reality, gaming, robotics, autonomous vehicles and high value manufacturing/materials.

Anyone interested in hearing more about the competition or seeking partners are advised to send a delegate.



09.30 Registration

Welcome & Introduction

Ray Chegwin, Knowledge Transfer Network


3 Minute Venture

Jenni McDonnell, Knowledge Transfer Network


Scope of Energy Game Changer Competition

Derek Allen, Innovate UK


The Challenges - articulated by Sellafield Ltd, Oil & Gas UK and EDF

  • Taking inspection to the limit
  • Dealing with data
  • Engaging in energy

Innovation Keynote

Robert Bowyer, Chief Engineer, McLaren Applied Technologies

12.10 Lunch, Networking & 1:1s with Innovate UK/KTN

Elevator Pitches

Chaired by Jenni McDonnell, KTN

14.00 'Meet the Experts' Discussion Groups
15.15 Further networking & 1:1s with Innovate UK/KTN
16.00 Close
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When & Where

thestudio... Birmingham
7 Cannon Street
B2 5EP Birmingham
United Kingdom

Thursday, 25 February 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

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The Knowledge Transfer Network


The Knowledge Transfer Network is the UK’s innovation network. We bring together business, entrepreneurs, academics and funders to develop new products, processes and services.

We can help you develop ideas, expertise and technologies, that have the potential to be world-beating products. Central to what we do is the initiation and building of collaborations.

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