Thursday 5 October – 10:00 – 11:30
Monday 9 October – 11:00 – 12:30
Online – Zoom
Are you an innovator with experience delivering energy network innovation? From network innovation managers to academics, technology providers to consultants – we want to hear from you.
Join us for an online workshop with Innovate UK to explore how energy network innovations become a commercial success. Your input will help Regen and Innovate UK create a Playbook to support innovators in the deployment of their innovations.
We want your help to identify the factors that influenced the successful adoption of your network innovation. We want to learn from your experiences of innovation projects. We’d like to understand what helped you achieve commercial success so that we can help others to do the same.
Our research to date has identified five ‘dimensions of successful innovation’. We will use breakout rooms to explore the five dimensions and how they have helped or hindered your project’s success. You will be able to choose which breakout room you would prefer to be in upon registering. The five dimensions are:
- Capacity & Resources – the time, effort and investments needed by people and organisations within an innovation project. Factors may include access to expertise and skills or finance and funding.
- Learning & Knowledge – the generation and sharing of knowledge which helps in the uptake of an innovation. Factors may include Intellectual Property (IP) and IP arrangements or communication with key decision makers or end users.
- People & Organisations – the users, producers, firms and public entities involved in an innovation system. Factors may include the project team, collaboration between organisations or the innovation culture of the organisations involved.
- Markets & Use – the way in which the innovation is adopted and used within the networks and wider energy system. Factors may include procurement processes, understanding the end user proposition or creating market pull.
- Policy & Regulation – the external factors that influence an innovation system through the direction and incentives given. Factors may include the wider regulatory landscape around the innovation or alignment with policy direction.
We will send a pre-read document to summarise our aims for the workshops nearer the time. We hope you will be able to join us for what should be an interesting session about innovation within the energy networks.
We will be limiting registrations to 50 people per workshop to encourage engaged conversation. Please note that both sessions are the same, we are running on two separate days to allow you to attend the day that best suits your availability. You are also welcome to attend both sessions if you would like to contribute to two different breakout rooms.
If you are unable to attend either of the sessions, we also have a survey where you can provide your experiences of energy network innovation.
For more details about the project, check out the project page.