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Non-Intrusive River Flow Measurement Briefing Event SBRI competition for the development of non-intrusive river flow sensors for challenging environments

The KTN in collaboration with the EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics

Monday, 15 September 2014 from 10:30 to 15:00 (BST)

Non-Intrusive River Flow Measurement Briefing Event...

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Overview:

The Environment Agency  are to invest £415k in the development of river flow monitoring technology for challenging environments. This competition will be funded through the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI). Under SBRI, developments are 100 % funded and focus on specific identified needs, increasing the chance of exploitation.

Registration for the competition “Non-intrusive River Flow Measurement” opens on 18 August 2014 and closes on 22 October 2014.

Challenge:

The Environment Agency requires a non-intrusive method of river flow measurement which is capable of measuring river flows to bank full in rivers with variable backwater, weed growth and with a mobile load. There are solutions currently in existence, but growing EU and operational restrictions now requires the Environment Agency to invest in innovative solutions which are able to meet specific requirements, including:

  • Not impeding fish passage
  • Be cost effective
  • Minimise hydro-geological damage

The competition will be in 2 Phases. Phase 1 will address the feasibility of the proposed solution - ideally providing a demonstration that the solution can meet the required technical specifications. Phase 2 should aim to deliver a prototype that has been tested in the field under supervision of the Environment Agency.

Whilst the specifications for the demonstrator in this competition must meet legal  requirements specified by European Union legislation (particularly the Water Framework Directive) . A low-cost solution which meets these European-wide requirements could add a vital new technology into a global market.

To learn more about this competition we would like to invite you to a briefing and consortium building event on the 15th of September 2014 from 10:30 – 15:00 pm. The events will provide information on the call, promote the business case for involvement, clarify the SBRI process and importantly provide a networking opportunity for consortium building. Additionally attendees can meet with the Agency and the Technology Strategy Board and an interactive Q&A session 

Agenda

10:00 -  10:30

Registration and Refreshments

 

10:30 – 10:40

Introduction

The Knowledge Transfer Network

10:40 -  11:05

Call overview

The Environment Agency

11:05 – 11:30

Technical Challenges

The Environment Agency

11:30 – 11:55

SBRI Process

The Technology Strategy Board

11:55 – 12:25

Panel Q&A

All

12:25 – 12:55

Consortium Building

All

12:55 – 15:00

Lunch and Networking

 

15:00

Close

 

 

Do you have questions about Non-Intrusive River Flow Measurement Briefing Event SBRI competition for the development of non-intrusive river flow sensors for challenging environments? Contact The KTN in collaboration with the EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics

When & Where


Ambassadors Bloomsbury
12 Upper Woburn Place
WC1H 0HX London
United Kingdom

Monday, 15 September 2014 from 10:30 to 15:00 (BST)


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