End user engagement
Greenwatt are very keen to introduce innovative new technologies and actively support near-market R&D through the engagement of end users to optimise opportunities.
We work in close collaboration with
- Universities and research organisations to pilot new technologies in the field
- Government departments and councils to inform, update and share new developments and research findings
- Community energy groups keen to engage in localised energy and resource solutions
Example case studies below – please contact us for other case studies!
Farm engagement – bioenergy opportunities
Greenwatt brought together its knowledge, agricultural experience and rural development network in a project to promote the bioenergy technology opportunities available to farmers across the West Midlands. More than 30 farmers received a feasibility study to identify bioenergy options on their farms – biomass heating, anaerobic digestion or biofuels for transport. A collaborative project with the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University.
Rural Business Centre and pilot enterprise incubator
Greenwatt / ATI Projects established and managed a pilot rural business centre and business incubator for start-ups in Alcester, South Warwickshire. The project created on-line business network for 50 local SMEs, promoted e-learning for local businesses and engaged a learning cluster of 70 rural SMEs to deliver a programme of internet-based learning modules. Advantage West Midlands
Dissemination strategy for research findings
Greenwatt prepared and delivered a dissemination strategy for ‘Mapping the Underground’ – an ambitious multi-disciplinary, multi-university research programme to map the underground utilities in the UK. The research developed technology to locate all buried utilities in all ground conditions without the need for unnecessary excavations when maintenance, repair or extension works are carried out. The objective was to raise awareness within Government departments, local authorities and utility companies of the latest research findings and the potential benefits they could bring to the sector. University of Birmingham.