Innovation to Improve Assets Performance

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Tuesday, 29 November, 2016 - 09:30 to 15:00

Innovation to Improve Assets Performance


The Knowledge Transfer Network


Scarman Lakeside Village
University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7SH
United Kingdom

Services, products and processes for the Property sector and Real Estate operators

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is delighted to invite you to a free event on innovation to improve assets performance and property management: holistic approach to deliver high quality energy, environmental, social, economical and regulations solutions.

The event - a challenge led informative workshop - will be the opportunity to:

  • Hear from relevant organisations about their experience and needs when managing big assets of various types;
  • Know more about current and future trends in the property and real estate sectors, and the market opportunities available in this area;
  • Discover and meet with innovative organisations from different sectors, presenting their novel solutions, all with a potential to increase one or more aspects of assets performance;
  • Find out about the upcoming funding opportunities at national and international level;
  • Feature and share your activities in a posters exhibition.
  • Meet like-minded professionals to share experiences and explore opportunities for collaboration;


09:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome and Opening

Chris Bagley, Head of Infrastructure Systems, KTN & Prof David Elmes, Business Schools, University of Warwick

10:10 Forward Look to Assets Performance: International Experiences and Trends in the Property Sector

John Pike, Chairman, Bellrock Property Services and Founder, 40 Percent Symposium

10:30 Challenges Presentation: What the Clients Need

  • Joel Cardinal, Head of Energy and Sustainability, University of Warwick
  • Andrew Cooney, Sellafield Ltd
  • Local Authority TBC

11:30 Break & Networking

11:45 Show and Tell: the Innovations to Improve Assets Performance

A fast pace session with innovators from different sectors presenting their solutions for the property market; each followed by questions from the speakers’ panel and the audience

Presentations include: Cybula, Energydeck, NEF, Sol-Gel Tech, Sticky World, Vanti, VRM Technologies, Waste Plan Solutions and other innovators from many different sectors

13:00 Lunch & Networking - opportunity to view posters

13:45 Future Funding Opportunities and Available Support

  • Knowledge Transfer Network

  • Patrick Robinson, BRE: EU Environmental Technology Verification scheme

  • Helen Fairclough, EU Energy Focus NCP: Upcoming Horizon 2020 calls 2017

  • Alex Mauser, Enterprise Europe Network: SME Instrument and FTI

14:30 Workshop: Asset Performance through Collaboration

Facilitated activity that stimulates discussion useful to Challengers, to inform future funding allocation and to start building consortia with potential good mix of complementary partners

15:00 Close

Who should attend: facilities, energy, assets and sustainability managers; local authorities, real estate and property sector, and their wider supply chain; innovators and start-ups; researchers; policy makers.

The event is welcoming participants from any sector who could be interested in working with the property market, such as built environment, energy, sensors, IT and ICT, IoT, data, transport, health, environment, materials, etc.

Context and goals

In the last months KTN has been working, together with the innovation community, in areas related to Asset Performance. Thanks to this guidance, KTN is now proposing a pilot initiative which will contribute to capitalise previous investments and increase future opportunities in the area of Assets Performance and Property Management, by:

  • Creating the framework for a “pipe line” innovators-clients;
  • Responding to the need for an interactive and market places event, aiming at a matchmaking between ‘challenges owners’ and ‘solutions providers’;
  • Supporting innovators, linking them with potential early adopters and better understanding clients needs;
  • Creating a collaborative environment, which is supportive of an innovation culture for businesses, academics, local authorities, users, investors, etc. and which enables more serendipitous engagement;
  • Bringing together different sectors operators to unlock the potential of cross cutting collaboration;
  • Engaging with leaders – leading clients, innovators, academics, RTOs;
  • Addressing interfaces issues – focusing on client challenges, which reflect interface issues.


This event is hosted by Global Research Priorities programme at University of Warwick

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