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Energy Supply Chains - enabling an Innovate UK competition to move from feasibility studies to high-potential collaborations

Argenta won the ‘Invitation to Tender’ to deliver a 2-day workshop for Innovate UK to combine the learning & capabilities from a number of Feasibility Studies in the field of Integrated Energy Systems into larger, collaborative R&D projects developing demonstrators at TRL5-6.

Target outcome required by Innovate UK – 2 or 3 36-month collaborative R&D projects each funded at c£5-6m.

The workshop focussed on supporting the scaling up of ideas, finding and working with new partners, and uncovering complementary ideas to be combined into the larger scale projects.

Through a process of co-creation with Innovate UK and the KTN, Argenta designed and delivered the workshop with a focus on supporting mutual trust and building collaborations.

Workshop outcome:

Some participant comments:

“The combination of a bit of learning, a bit of exploring and a bit of networking is useful in order to explore new collaborations … is liberating going too far? The techniques acted as a lubricant / oil to help us not do things so traditionally”

Very helpful facilitation concept and diversity of method”