Chang T.,Partners at Venture
Communications of the ACM
How gaming, as the first media market to successfully transition toward media-as-a-service, is an exemplar for a similar evolutionary transition of content and entertainment. Source
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Smart - Development of Prototype | Award Amount: 24.00K | Year: 2012
Sustainable Ventures Development Partners (“SVDP”) works with investors, entrepreneurial managers, and corporates to originate, build and grow sustainable companies. Growth of these companies is de-risked through access to our extensive network, sector expertise and venture development experience. SVDP propose the creation of an energy services company providing distributed energy storage solutions to domestic homes, lowering household electricity bills and reducing peak grid electricity demand. The United Kingdom has made a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% below base year levels by 2050. Meeting this target will require substantial changes to the generation mix, pose significant challenges for the energy system in matching supply and demand but also create opportunities for the deployment of electricity and heat storage. The Domestic Energy Storage (“DES”) approach will initially deploy an integrated battery and control system that will charge using night-time electricity or excess micro-generation and supply household needs during the day. The system will be straightforward to install and is particularly suited to homes with smart meters, renewable technologies and electrical heating. Recent advances in battery technology, partially driven by the requirements of EV deployment, have resulted in sharp cost declines. Initial research suggests that the proposed business model is commercially attractive. However, this assessment relies on certain market and technology assumptions. This study’s objective is to further develop the householder proposition, understand the aggregated grid management revenue streams and produce a technology development plan prior to securing proof-of-concept funding. The proposed DES business is expected to directly create 50 new jobs, accelerate the provision of a non-disruptive solution to householders and contribute to closing the 4GW additional contracted balancing services envisaged by National Grid.
Alliant Techsystems and Partners at Venture | Date: 2012-10-19
The present invention provides cyclic nitro compound, pharmaceutical compositions of cyclic nitro compounds and methods of using cyclic nitro compounds and/or pharmaceutical compositions thereof to treat or prevent diseases or disorders characterized by abnormal cell proliferation, such as cancer, inflammation, cardiovascular disease and autoimmune disease.
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Smart - Proof of Market | Award Amount: 23.82K | Year: 2013
Sustainable Ventures Development Partners (“SVDP”) work with investors, entrepreneurial managers, and corporates to originate, build and grow sustainable companies. SVDP propose development of a Fleet Management System (“FMS”) which combines compact vehicle telematics with a new software tool to provide public sector, corporate and outsourced fleet managers with substantially improved control of employee road travel. Meeting the United Kingdom’s greenhouse gas emission reduction targets will require substantial reductions from the transport sector generally, and corporate and public sector fleets specifically. Inefficient management processes, compounded by the increasing cost of equipment, fuel and labour, are impacting on business transport costs. This is creating a compelling economic imperative for improved control. The FMS solution will take advantage of on-going reductions in telematics and wireless communication costs to efficiently collect and transmit usage data (including access times, driver details, mileage and fuel/electricity consumption) to a centralised system which allocates vehicles, controls access, tracks usage and assesses fleet performance against userspecified metrics. A user-friendly front-end will allow scheduling of use and real time monitoring. It is anticipated that successful deployment of such a tool across UK vehicle fleets and car pools has the potential to reduce business travel costs by up to £4 billion per year and eliminate up to 2.2m tCO2e/annum. Successful deployment of the FMS solution requires co-ordination among many different stakeholders including hardware vendors, software developers, telematics service providers, wireless carriers, automotive OEMs and major fleet users. Before this can be achieved the addressable market requires further segmentation and appraisal; the customer proposition must be refined and validated; supply chain readiness must be verified; and a system development roadmap must be established.
Partners at Venture and Alliant Techsystems | Date: 2013-07-26
The present invention provides O-nitro compounds, pharmaceutical compositions of O-nitro compounds and methods of using O-nitro compounds and/or pharmaceutical compositions thereof to treat or prevent diseases or disorders characterized by abnormal cell proliferation, such as cancer, inflammation, cardiovascular disease and autoimmune disease.