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Some current projects


 

Opportunities

to collaborate

 

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Some current projects


 

Opportunities

to collaborate

 

thinking about how we can work together?

Sponsor our works/ Partner with us:

There are a wide range of ways to engage with us:

Sponsor an initiative:

  • An one day ideaLAB’s or an agile innovation programme

  • a third party event workshop (Conference works)

Supplement/ resource your team:

  • +ADD people to your project

  • +ADD funding

Partner with us:

  • Deliver an open innovation programme to engage your potential customers in new concepts, complex change and transformation

  • Partner to deliver high impact innovation initiatives

Participate:

Our programmes are free to engage in as our initiatives sponsored. We are always seeking fresh thinking and new skills; we offer a wide range of ways to engage:

  • Technology showcases and demonstrations

  • Innovation events, Flash talks to target audiences

  • Consortia for R&D and Proof of Concepts (POC's)

  • Rapid prototyping of concepts and initiatives

  • Open challenges and sandpits

  • Design and innovation sprints

  • Sponsored Hackathons (often paid to hack places)

  • Funded R&D and Proof of Concepts (POC's) projects

Call the team on 0203 868 6356 or email Colin@addstrategy.co.uk

Check our availability and invite us for a chat here:


Below are a selection of our current projects:

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Customer service innovation


Improving customer engagement

Customer service innovation


Improving customer engagement

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Futuresmart 3:

Customer engagement and service innovation futures in UK water

18th September

Runway East, Central London

The third in a series of interactive workshops looking at the impact of smart meter rollout on the UK water industry.

This event focusses on potential for change in customer engagement and service innovation.

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SWIG joint innovation workshop


SENSOR innovation in UK WATER

SWIG joint innovation workshop


SENSOR innovation in UK WATER

joint innovation workshop with

SWIG - Sensors in water group

(November 6th/ LJMU UK)

About the event:

The event offers the opportunity exchange ideas and opportunity and to build consortia to meet current challenges.

Our goal in collaborating is to support the community in exploring opportunities and enabling possibilities. Our ambition is to support future collaborations develop.

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

Morning session – Technical innovation
This session focuses 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 the ADD team, the session will include presentations that focus on developing new methods of working such as methods of sharing data, innovative costing models, tools for planning sensor deployment, costing models and overcoming resistance to change.

+ADD Funding

Our team will be looking to support identification of potential innovative developments and initiatives. Specialists in funding development will be present to help explore opportunities.

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Date:November 6 / Time:9:30 am - 4:30 pm

+ GOOGLE CALENDAR+ ICAL EXPORT

Prices: £95 inc VAT for SWIG members; £171 inc VAT for non-members; £22 for students.Literature may be distributed for a fee of £71 and a limited number of table top displays are available at £136 each.

Some key questions we will be exploring:

  • What are the barriers to adoption of sensors in water networks?

  • What are the key domains for sensor applications in the water industry?

  • What are the challenges to deployment of sensors in these fields of application?

  • Why are some sensors so expensive and impractical to deploy?

  • What are the priorities for water industry sensor developments?

  • Can we disrupt typical sensor development processes?

  • How can we accelerate key sensor development priorities?

  • What consortia, funding and support can be provided to establish new development initiaitives?

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Call for papers: 

Abstracts are invited from all academic groups, companies and research organisations. Please send an abstract (<100 words) to rosa.richards@swig.org.uk

Deadline for papers: 30 Sept 2019

Chaired by: Richard Luxton, Institute of Biosensing Technology, UWE

Location: Peter Jost Enterprise Centre and James Parsons Building, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF

Who should attend?

If you have an interest in the questions raised here, or feel you have services or solutions that can support this challenge please register.

There are a few opportunities to talk to the audience.  Please contact sarah@addstrategy.co.uk to discuss how you can get involved.

Participation is sought from specialist consultants, solution providers, asset management organisations, digital transformation specialists, data management, telecommunication organisations, sensor asset and network operators, utilities, local government and Local Economic Partnerships, Catapults and other RTO’s, and academia.


Suggested Hotels: (many other options available in Liverpool)

Double Tree by Hilton, 4* hotel is an 8 minute walk away. B&B at advanced purchase rate from £126 online

Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre, Lime Street is a 10 minute walk away. Standard rooms from £83 online

There are limited places at the workshop …To #Get_Involved click below!

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NGN Network security dash


NETWORK SECURITY - FUTURE COMPLIANCE

NGN Network security dash


NETWORK SECURITY - FUTURE COMPLIANCE

UNPACKING THE CHALLENGE AND

DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE INITIATIVES AT IF19

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Some key areas we will be exploring include:

  • What is the ‘cyber-attack reality’ for utilities and the changing threats to our networks?

  • What are the security ‘framework of principles’ and where are the biggest areas for development and improvement?

  • How are we going to meet new cyber security directives for infrastructure?

  • What are the levels of threat and key challenges we face in different aspects of network operations? 

  • Which areas do we need to develop to meet the new framework requirements?

  • How can we best create risk profiles for different assets and networks?

  • How can we go about defining the risk of changing asset interconnectivity?

  • Does IOT adoption make utility networks more vulnerable?  How do we tackle associated topical issues such as:

    • Remote device patching

    • Threats to industrial control systems

    • The rise of indiscriminate cyber attacks

  • Many attacks start with a human error – such as a phishing attacks.  How do we enhance cyber security understanding, processes, skills and culture?

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‘Daily Dash’ - Security Futures / 9th July

As part of Northumbrian Water’s IF19 festival we are taking a deep dive into how we can improve cyber-security.

All utilities and infrastructure operators are moving towards smart network futures with more connectivity.

Cyber and information security are increasingly crucial issues for businesses and utility network operators are no exception.

These changes mean that the way we protect our networks must change too.  We will face increasingly sophisticated threats in the years ahead and innovation will be vital to preserve and enhance both our physical and cyber security.  A new process (established in July 18) has seen utilities undertaking baseline reviews to establish which areas need attention.

Our focus on the day is to define key challenges we face now and in the medium-term future, which could be supported by different and collaborative thinking.  Specifically, NGN are seeking to define initiatives they can further develop.

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Who should attend?

If you have an interest in the questions raised here, or feel you have services or solutions that can support this challenge please register.

There are a few opportunities to talk to the audience.  Please contact sarah@addstrategy.co.uk to discuss how you can get involved.

Participation is sought from specialist consultants, solution providers, asset management organisations, digital transformation specialists, data management, telecommunication organisations, sensor asset and network operators, utilities, local government and Local Economic Partnerships, Catapults and other RTO’s, and academia.

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Rethinking potholes


rethinking potholes

Help Surrey County Council consider new ways to increase effectiveness of pothole management and services strategy.

Rethinking potholes


rethinking potholes

Help Surrey County Council consider new ways to increase effectiveness of pothole management and services strategy.

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Can you solve the Challenge?

The Council is determined to develop better road maintenance and resurfacing planning based on risk and intelligence with its current and new supply chain.

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Fresh thinking is required to help in developing a business case for earlier intervention on road defects that would otherwise develop into potholes.

Following a hugely successful innovation design sprint sponsored by Kier Group, there is an open opportunity to get involved in the development of innovative projects that redefine the approach….and co-create new solutions.

We have explored what new technology, analytics, tools and methods could be used to reduce inefficiencies in the reporting and subsequent prioritisation processes?

Contact us to discover how you can get involved in the next steps.

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Realising Smart Meter Networks


smart meters…service realisation and procurement

Realising Smart Meter Networks


smart meters…service realisation and procurement

FutureSMART 2 was an event focussing on realisation of smart metering programmes in the uk water sector

Moving beyond selection of hardware there are so many drivers and factors to consider in HOW to deliver data value and procure smart metering it can be challenging to develop policy and principal strategy.

This one day ideaLAB explored the different models for procuring and realising smart meter services with expert input from diverse speakers.

The goal of the day was to explore different supply and service models and their pro’s and con’s in the context of the UK.

The event was held at the Future Cities Catapult in London in May 2019 and is was free to attend. The event was attended by over 60 organisation including 11 UK water companies.

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Network Intelligence


INVESTING IN INTELLIGENCE

Network Intelligence


INVESTING IN INTELLIGENCE

sponsorship opportunities for

network intelligence projects in utilities

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Siemens are seeking to further their already impressive mix of products and services for the European utilities and infrastructure market, through development of a portfolio of ‘intelligence as a service’ (IAAS) offers.

As part of the initiative to scale engagement and activity, the organisation is investing in open and design led innovation with +ADD Strategy.

The focus of this first programme is to establish a range of practical IAAS projects and collaborations in the UK utilities space with a focus on clean and waste water management.

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FutureSMART services


Exploring smarter service futures

FutureSMART services


Exploring smarter service futures

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Considering future services given smart metering

South East Water is exploring potential for smart meters and intelligent networks to enhance services; considering potential impacts to operations, future service mix and best approaches to customer data use and governance moving forward.

With over 40 companies participating the design sprint was a great sucess

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Preventing bursts


Preventing Bursts

Preventing bursts


Preventing Bursts

Mitigating the risk of bursts with data analytics

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The leakage reduction team at South East Water is looking for ways to improve prevention of bursts on their distribution mains using their existing data.

Using historical data, the hackathon provides an opportunity for interested parties and potential vendors to develop and demonstrate new analysis models and tools for identifying and prioritising leakage events and new approaches to distribution main leakage management, with focus on identifying and prioritising 7-day and 60-day targets before mains failure.   

With over 60 analysts participating, the event was a great success

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Simplifying streetworks


Simplifying streetworks

Simplifying streetworks


Simplifying streetworks

how many people does it take to fix a pipe in a road?...

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Solving a leak in the road, or replacing an asset is more complex than first appears.

SES Water (based in Redhill) are seeking to work with the broader industry to improve the efficiency of reinstatement .

The process is presently very complex involving three site visits and often meaning repeat disruptions to traffic over a period of months.

There are many stakeholders and processes involved from preliminary issue evaluations to licensing and commissioning works, materials and equipment selection and operational delivery of different repair streetworks services.

Can you help streamline the process at SES Water?  Click here to find out more and get involved:

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IOT Demonstrators


Seeking collaborators and trial participants

IOT Demonstrators


Seeking collaborators and trial participants

IOT NETWORK DEmonstrator opportunities

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+ADD are working with a number of agencies and major organisation nationally to explore potential for use of sensors in infrastructure and utilities network monitoring.  

We are working on both topical IOT challenges and delivery of long term sponsored demonstrators in network asset intelligence, non household and public systems intelligence and household in boundary utility and energy usage insight.

If you have an interest in these fields please contact us for more information and to discuss how you might get involved.  

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Innovation in government


sponsorship for

public sector

innovation

Innovation in government


sponsorship for

public sector

innovation

Data driven innovation in local government

We are delighted to have secured sponsorship to work nationally with local government on data driven innovation.

If you work in a local authority and are seeking to reduce service delivery costs, improve quality or create new offerings, we can help you.

Our sponsorship is currently focussed on making a difference through data driven innovation.

To find out more about our sponsored data driven innovation programmes click here, or to arrange a discussion please contact us

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Creating smarter cities


Get involved in a Lorawan Network trial

Creating smarter cities


Get involved in a Lorawan Network trial

CReating smart(er) cities with LoRA

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SMART applications have improved the way we interact and are addressing some of the biggest challenges facing cities and communities: climate change, pollution control, early warning of utility issues. Businesses are benefiting too, through improvements in operations and efficiencies as well as reduction in costs.

Developing smart sensors and city wide test beds...

We are delighted that +ADD has been selected to support Small and Medium sized business engagement in LPWAN test bed rollouts with great partners such as BT, the national Digital Catapult and others.

As part of this work we are focussing on supporting topical and programme engagement for LoRa (as Long range, low power wireless platform are the prevailing technology choice for building smarter networks worldwide).

This wireless RF technology is being integrated into cars, street lights, manufacturing equipment, home appliances, utility monitoring devices, domestic appliances, beds and wearables. LoRa Technology is making our world a SMART Planet.

For more information and to explore opportunities to get involved, please contact us.

 
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Predicting and reducing pollution


POC’s, Pre-Trails and new tender opportunities

Predicting and reducing pollution


POC’s, Pre-Trails and new tender opportunities

Predicting pollution and reducing internal flooding

 

What’s next

Following the success of the programme, we are now:

  • Organising re-trial of novel mixed sensor solutions.

  • Developing RTD programmes

  • Supporting the development of a tender release (October/ November 2018)

 

Protecting the environment and seeking to reduce higher category event impacts...

Pollution and internal flooding incidents are rare but when they occur they cause major impacts on communities and the environment. 

We are working with UK clients to enable data and technology driven innovation across a range of themes in this arena.  One of  our areas of focus is 'Rising Mains'. 

Over 2018 we are delivering an integrated programme on innovation support to realise practical solutions including data and informatics, new sensor driven insights and decision making solutions.

We are running a programme with a focus on rising mains and waste network asset intelligence. 

As part of the programme we are delivering a series of contemporary open innovation events to support Yorkshire water co-design and implement intelligent networks. 

 

Go here to learn more and get involved.

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Creating product styling


Can you help create next generation comfort?

Creating product styling


Can you help create next generation comfort?

visual brand expression in product design

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It's rare brands create a visual signature that can transcend product categories...

We are presently working with highly successful brands in the furniture space to support category diversification from beds and bedding to upholstery.  While there are many iconic brands which have a unique design essence it is challenging to capture and transfer this across diverse products.

We are managing a design programme to do just this.  Calling creatives, product designers and engineers...

Our event is about meeting designers who can help now and in the future.

There are funded spaces available.  Click here to find out more.

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Optimising resource use


real time fleet management optimisation

Optimising resource use


real time fleet management optimisation

Optimising fleet resource planning and utilIsATION

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We are currently working to create optimised models for resource utilisation and scheduling...

Our client is seeking to explore potential for decision optimisation across several departments and asset groups using secondary tools to refine decision models.

The project will explore the use of genetic algorithms to optimise scheduling with live data feeds to accelerate the experiment.

We are actively seeking big data and analytical expertise.  To find out more and get involved please contact us.