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EV Charging: Sustainable Energy Solutions and Capability

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City of Edinburgh Council Business Centre

City Chambers

253 High Street

Edinburgh

EH1 1YJ

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Please note this event is limited to 1 delegate per company.


The City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) has a number of off-street electric vehicle (EV) chargers. EV charging technology is improving but still doesn’t offer true smart city and smart grid solutions. Edinburgh needs an integrated innovation energy solution to cater for future mass market potential.

CEC’s EV charging innovation challenge is being funded by the Can Do Innovation Challenge Fund and will be administered through Innovate UK’s Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI). The SBRI initiative provides successful companies with 100% funding for R&D costs and the ability to retain and exploit intellectual property developed.

The purpose of the event is to allow interested businesses to hear more about the innovation challenge, the SBRI process, ask questions to an expert panel and have the opportunity to network with other organisations from a range sectors from EV charging manufacturers, and battery storage specialists to smart metre manufacturers.

The Challenge

The aim of this Edinburgh specific challenge is to support the development of an integrated and scalable low carbon EV charging solution. The solution should incorporate renewable on-site generation, battery storage, bi-directional smart meters and an innovative software system. Each of the technological components should complement one another. This will create a closed-loop, innovative EV charging solution with smart grid, vehicle-to-grid and capacity management capabilities.

Applications must attribute at least 50% of the contract value directly and exclusively to R&D services. R&D can cover exploring solutions and design. It can also include prototyping and field-testing the product or service. R&D does not include:

  • commercial development activities such as quantity production

  • supply to establish commercial viability or to recover R&D costs

  • integration, customisation or incremental adaptations and improvements to existing products or processes

The overall programme will be delivered over 2 phases.

Phase 1: R&D contract - A feasibility study resulting in a technical and commercial specification and detailed design package for both on and off-street solutions.

Phase 2: Prototype development and testing resulting in installation of the prototype to test functionality

Event Agenda

10.00 – 10.30 - Tea / Coffee – Networking

10.30 – 10.40 - Welcome and Introduction

10.40 – 10.50 - SBRI overview – Terry Hogg – Scottish Enterprise

10.50 – 11.00 - CAN DO Edinburgh Innovation Challenge – Michael kellett – City of Edinburgh Council

11.00 – 11.30 - Q&A (expert panel)

11.30 – 13.00 - Networking and lunch provided @ 12.00

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EH1 1YJ

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