Infrastructure Systems Competition Round 3 Brokerage Event - Glasgow

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67 Hope Street


G2 6AE

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The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), in partnership with Innovate UK, welcomes interested parties within Infrastructure Systems sectors to be briefed on the third round of competition funding for Infrastructure Systems. This event brings together the innovators developing solutions working to evolve the UK Infrastructure systems, including smart infrastructure, urban living, connected transport, energy systems, offshore wind and nuclear.

The event, hosted by the Knowledge Transfer Network aims to:

  • Provide details of the competition's scope and funding
  • Ensure the delegates are briefed on the competition rules and governance as well as best practice when applying
  • A facilitated networking programme from the KTN that maximises your chances of securing suitable collaborators for your ideas
  • A presentation will be given that outlines how the KTN can assist you in the run up to the competition deadline
  • The opportunity to maximise your organisation profile
  • A session will be operated to allow you to pitch your idea to the room
  • Innovate UK and KTN staff associated with the competition will be on hand for 1:1 clarification questions and wider System Integration innovation discussions you may have.

Who should attend: This event will benefit innovators and researchers planning to submit applications into the Infrastructure Systems Round 3 competition. We welcome business of all sizes and research programme owners looking to link with business collaborators.

Competition Description: Innovate UK is to invest up to £15m in projects in this competition. This is to stimulate innovation that creates UK business growth in infrastructure systems. We want businesses to collaborate to develop new integrated solutions and business models.

Projects will range in size from total project costs of £25,000 to £5m and must last between 3 months and 3 years.

Projects must show significant innovation in one of our priority areas:

  • smart infrastructure
  • energy
  • connected transport
  • urban living

Proposals must improve business growth, productivity and/or create export opportunities for at least one UK small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) involved in the project.

There is up to £5 million for projects that last from 3 months to 1 year.

There is up to £10 million for projects lasting from 1 year to 3 years, with costs between £100,000 and £5 million inclusive.

We are also accepting applications for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships in infrastructure systems at this time.

For more information on this competition, please click here.

Partnering: We will be making a one-to-one meeting facility available to delegates. Meeting Mojo enables you to book meetings with each other online, ahead of the event. This facility will open 7-10 days prior to the event and registered attendees will receive login details then. You can search or browse company/delegate listings, and request one-to-one meetings with other delegates which will take place at the event. You can also use this facility to pre-book meetings with Innovate UK and KTN.

Organisation profiling: Along with our Meeting Mojo arrangement, you are invited to use our Networking Board to profile your organisation. You can download the needs/offer card here. These will be displayed during the event, where you will be able to browse other proposals and see if your company can offer specialised support, or collaborate in other ways. Competed forms to be returned to by close of play Monday 26th June 2017.

Pitches: The pitching session will be scheduled into this event depending on the numbers. If you are keen to do a short pitch that relates to your idea for this competition, please select this option on the registration form and you will be sent further details closer to the event.


10:30 Registrationopportunity to view the networking wall

11:00 Welcome

Bruce McLelland, Urban Living Specialist, KTN

11:10 Introduction to Infrastructure Systems Round 3

  • State of Play – Alice Goodbrook, Innovate UK
  • Competition Scope – Christian Inglis, Innovate UK

11:55 An Introduction to Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Jim Berryman, KTA - East of Scotland, KTN

12:10 Q&A Session 1

12:25 Pitcheschaired by Ian Osborne, KTN

13:15 Lunch & Networkingopportunity to view the networking wall

14:15 A Perspective on the Innovation Process

  • Case Study 1: Trevor Hardcastle
  • Case Study 2: David Smith, ESP Group

14:45 How KTN Can Help

Jonathan Abra, Knowledge Transfer Manager – Water & Wastewater, KTN

15:00 Open Networking & 1:1 Meetingsopportunity to view the networking wall (refreshments available)

16:00 Close

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