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Green Procurement and Eco-Innovation. Rod Gilchrist Opportunity Peterborough. Peterborough: Population of 180,000 6,000 businesses in Greater Peterborough Home to the UK’s Environment Capital. Eco-Innovation.

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green procurement and eco innovation

Green Procurement and Eco-Innovation

Rod Gilchrist

Opportunity Peterborough

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Peterborough:

  • Population of 180,000
  • 6,000 businesses in Greater Peterborough
  • Home to the UK’s Environment Capital
eco innovation
Eco-Innovation

Eco-Innovation is defined as eco-innovative products, techniques, services or processes which aim at the prevention or the reduction of environmental impacts or which contribute to the optimal use of resources.

Source: European Commission (2011)

eco innovation drivers
Eco-Innovation Drivers
  • Resource efficiency (to save money or other reasons)
  • Policy decisions (e.g. Carbon Reduction Commitment)
  • Internal decisions (e.g. Environmental Management Systems)
  • Need/Want to improve or protect the natural environment
  • Improve health and wellbeing
  • Avoid fines for pollution
  • Increasingly profitable area for businesses
the uk opportunity
The UK Opportunity
  • £107 billion
  • 55,000 companies
  • 880,000 employees
  • 5% year-on-year growth to 2017
  • Strong track record in innovation activities
  • 5th biggest innovator in EU
  • 8th for eco-innovation in EU
  • 4 of world’s top 6 Universities
envirocluster peterborough
EnviroCluster Peterborough
  • 350 environment sector businesses
    • Engineering and precision manufacturing; specialised in energy generation, water and waste management, environmental services
  • World-class Universities
  • Wide support infrastructure
  • £590m annual turnover
  • 5,800 employees
what is a cluster
What is a cluster?

A business cluster is a geographical concentration of interconnected businesses, suppliers, and associated institutions in a particular field.

Clusters increase innovation and economic activity. Companies become more competitive nationally and globally.

the innovation engine
The Innovation Engine

Challenge Pool

Challenge Loop

Supply Chain,

Entrepreneurs

& Students

Innovation

Network

Innovation

Network

Innovation

Network

Innovation Pool

Tools &

Brokerage

Tools &

Brokerage

End-Users

Innovation Loop

Incubation

Incubation

Incubation

Commercialisation Loop

Demonstrator

Demonstrator

Demonstrator

the innovation engine1
The Innovation Engine

A collaborative network that creates novel solutions to global challenges through open innovation, incubation and engagement with end-users, entrepreneurs and the supply chain. The solutions will create economic, social and environmental benefits:

  • Solve challenges
  • Develop new products, processes & services
  • Create new start-ups and business activity
  • Smarter procurement
  • Jobs created/safeguarded
  • Inward investment
  • Awareness raising of companies

Living Data

Challenge Pool

Challenge Loop

Skills

Skills

A library and showcase of challenges

Supply Chain,

Entrepreneurs

& Students

Innovation

Network

Innovation

Network

Innovation

Network

  • Aim: To foster collaboration between entrepreneurs, supply chain companies and end users to generate new solutions and broker relationships.
  • Creation of focus/special interest groups
  • Collaboration events
  • Innovation portal where new ideas and challenges can be submitted
  • Members are notified when challenges matching their ‘innovation tags’ are found
  • Aim: Engagement with end-users to identify market-driven / end-user driven innovation.
  • Consultancy with end-users
  • Toolkits to be used by end-users
  • Events with end-users

To ensure that challenges are accurately matched to solutions providers, “innovation tags” need to be used.

Innovation Pool

Tools &

Brokerage

Tools &

Brokerage

End-Users

A library and showcase of innovations

Innovation Loop

  • Aim: To link end-users with innovative solutions.
  • Manage flow of ideas back to end-users and challenge originator
  • Provide commercialisation support to businesses
  • Deliver consultancy services to end-users
  • B2B matchmaking
  • Sustainability toolkits ensuring sustainable procurement

Living Data

Incubation

Incubation

Incubation

  • Aim: To help nurture the development of new start-ups and solutions to the point of commercialisation.
  • Idea generation (scouting, R&D training, student networking)
    • UCP, PRC, Young Lives etc.
  • Pre-incubation (due-diligence)
  • Selection (business planning, selection committee, IP)
  • Incubation (facilities, financing, tutoring/coaching, monitoring)
  • Exit (sell/buy, movement to ‘landing hub’)

Commercialisation Loop

Demonstrator

Demonstrator

Demonstrator

  • Aim: Solutions are tested and demonstrated in a live environment to prove solutions work and to show investors.
  • Manage test-bed environment
  • Broker relationships with end-users

City Metabolism

the hive
The Hive

Challenge

Pool

Challenge

Pool

Challenge

Pool

Innovation

Network

Smarter

Environments

Innovation

Network

Innovation

Network

Innovation

Network

Smarter

Environments

Businesses, Universities, Innovators, Students, Citizens

Public Bodies, End-Users

Innovation

Engine

(facilitation, tools,

brokerage)

Tools &

Brokerage

Innovation

Pool

Demonstrator

Demonstrator

Innovation

Pool

Innovation

Pool

Demonstrator

Demonstrator

Innovation

Pool

Innovation

Pool

Innovation

Pool

Demonstrator

Demonstrator

Demonstrator

Incubation

Incubation

Incubation

Incubation

Incubation

Incubation

Incubator

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EnviroCluster Retrofit Project

  • £170,000 pilot project funded by Technology Strategy Board.
  • Installed technologies hope to demonstrate an 87% cut in energy use.
  • Comprehensive retrofit achieved with tenant in-situ.
examples
Examples

2012 Olympics and Legacy

Green Procurement in London

www.greenprocurement.co.uk

rod gilchrist

Rod Gilchrist

Opportunity Peterborough, Stuart House, Ground Floor, Zone 5, St John’s Street Peterborough PE1 5DD Tel 00 44 1733 317417

rod.gilchrist@opportunitypeterborough.co.uk