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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?

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As an agile innovation agency, collaboration is in our DNA.  We are very keen to hear from anybody who has skills, ideas or expertise that could potentially help us and our clients realise their goals ambitions for change and innovation.  

Our goal is always to consider the commercial outputs sought for all participants. 

When delivering agile innovation projects we often work with partners to offer sponsored projects, as well as contributions for time and efforts. 

Further we have a reputation for and seek to enable funding for outputs such as R&D, POC, Design and Deliver projects.

We are always on the lookout for new collaborators, partners and expert associates.  Please don't hesitate to get in touch.

National initiatives you can engage in:

Our projects vary a lot (which is a great part of working here at +ADD!), but there are some typical goals:

  • Supporting insight and data driven innovation
  • Developing new strategies
  • Creating new business models
  • Designing new services and products
  • Collaborative R&D and Proof of Concepts (POC's)
  • Prototyping new technology enabled solutions
  • Developing business cases

Types of activities:

As our initiatives are seeking fresh thinking and new ideas UK wide; 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

Below are a selection of our current projects.  

Please browse and see if any are in your area of interest:

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Simplifying streetworks


Simplifying streetworks


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

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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IF2018 Innovation festival competition


IF2018 Innovation festival competition


IF2018 Enterprise competition

Northumbrian Water's Innovation Festival is in its second year.  It is a unique event taking 13 societal and environmental problems and applying design thinking techniques to try to solve them in five action packed days.

Once again the focus on innovation will be integrated with a summer festival featuring a Marquee village and fun events every evening to engage various groups in the North East of England.

+ADD are delivering an enterprise competition sponsored by the NELEP offering 13 lucky small & medium sized businesses with the opportunity to secure £1000 towards thier costs of attending for the week.  One company will be selected for each of the 13 sprints taking place.

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IF2018 Investor reflection session


What are investors seeking?

IF2018 Investor reflection session


What are investors seeking?

Investor reflection session

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The Northumbrian Water Innovation festival is set to excite and energise innovation in the UK water industry throughout the week of 9-13th July.

In support of the initiaitive the +ADD team are providing an opportunity to share your water innovations with venture finance specialists.

  • Meet venture capital fund holders and investment specialists
  • Further your understanding of what investors are looking for
  • Learn more about the funds you could access
  • Develop your ideas & business cases into investable concepts

The event takes place at 5.30 Thursday 12th July at the IF2018 festival grounds (Newcastle Racecourse)

Our goal is to offer enterprise and corsortia developing great ideas throughout the week an opportunity to gain ‘commercial reflection’.

This is a great opportunity to ask the simple question ...’is this an investible idea?’
— Colin Robinson, National Account Manager at +ADD
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IF2018 Digital Twin Design Sprint


Testing the water...

with Digital Twins

 

IF2018 Digital Twin Design Sprint


Testing the water...

with Digital Twins

 

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+ADD Strategy are working with Newcastle University  and Northumbrian Water to deliver an exploration into potential of 'Digital twins' in the water industry. 

Newcastle University is main sponsor for one of thirteen design sprints at the IF2018 Innovation Festival at Newcastle Racecourse (9th-13th July). 

The +ADD team is delivering planning and facilitation.

Digital twins offer a cutting-edge approach that allows companies to test out and explore the impact of ideas and changes to a digital replica of physical assets (physical twin).

The exploration is in the form of a design sprint being delivered at the

 

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IOT Demonstrators


IOT Demonstrators


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


Innovation in government


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


Creating smarter cities


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


Predicting and reducing pollution


Predicting pollution and reducing internal flooding

 

The next event in the programme...August

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The next event is a Design Sprint in August designed to consider practical means of de-risking proposed projects and de-risking progress of these for the Yorkshire Water team.

 

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


Creating product styling


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


Optimising resource use


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.