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Innovation workshop

November 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


The innovation workshop, kindly hosted by Liverpool John Moores University, was run as a joint workshop with Add Strategy, offered the opportunity for attendees to have detailed conversations with the presenters and for the presenters to gain feedback and insight from the audience. The format included round table discussions. The aim was that discussions could lead to future collaborations to develop or exploit new technologies with an end user.

This workshop aimed to address challenges related to water sensors as identified by the water industry.

Morning session – Technical innovation
This session focused on new technology being developed to respond to sensing challenges in water that have been identified by water companies. In particular new technologies that offer better information for the user, for example new cost effective methods for measurement of turbidity and innovative methods of data fusion and analytics, also achieving lab quality analysis in networks.

Afternoon session – Innovation in business models run by ADD Strategy
Run in conjunction with Add Strategy, presentations that focused on developing new methods of working are invited. This included discussion of methods of sharing data, innovative costing models, tools for planning sensor deployment, costing models and overcoming resistance to change.

Chaired by: Richard Luxton, Institute of Biosensing Technology, UWE & Sarah Cox & Paul Sutherland of ADD Strategy

Presentations are available to download in pdf format from the links below:

  1. Introduction by the Chairman. Richard Luxton, IBST, UWE
  2. Microbial activity monitoring. Jamie Duncan, QCL
  3. Assessing ecological health using in-situ fluorescence. Eva Perrin, UWE
  4. Microwave spectroscopy for monitoring toxic metals in water. Ilaria Frau, LJMU
  5. Sensor City. Joanne Phoenix, Sensor City
  6. An IoT based portable spectroscopy analyser for monitoring water quality. Dr Jeyan Sreekumar, HexSor Scientific
  7. Standards, a barrier or guide to innovation. Stuart Newstead, NCL

Afternoon session: Innovation in business models

  1. Introduction by +ADD Strategy – Developing Solutions that are commercially viable
  2. Keynote Talk – Tackling the Challenge of developing innovative solutions for the Water Industry (with Q&A) Kieran Brocklebank, Head of Innovation, United Utilities
  3. New Business Model concerning a Zero Pollution Network, Brian Back, Zero Pollution Network
  4. Towards the implementation of open source autonomous waterborne systems in support of scientific research. Josef Grindley, Liverpool John Moores University
  5. What funding is available and how can I secure it? Jonathan Abra, Knowledge Transfer Manager for Water, Innovate UK




November 6
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Liverpool John Moores University
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