INNOVATION Calls

Measuring the Social Impact of Network Activities

In one of our biggest calls for innovation to date, network operators from the gas, electricity and water industry have joined together in a mission to improve how they measure the impact of their activities on local communities.

The cross utility collaboration group behind this call is actively seeking parties interested in adopting a consortium approach to undertake an initial research project to identify how the networks can potentially measure the social impact of network activities.

Expressions of interest from academia, consultancies and technology providers in the UK and abroad are welcomed. For additional information about this opportunity click here:

For additional information about this opportunity click here: EIC Call for Innovation Measuring the Social Impact of Network Activities

A large volume of UK energy/utility distribution network activity can have both a direct and indirect impact on members of the public. Understanding the impact that these essential works can have on communities, including businesses, road users, pedestrians and home owners, can enable network operators to proactively coordinate their works. This, in turn, helps to minimize the negative effects that they may have on health, business activity and customers in general.

If you think you have the skill sets or experience to contribute to this opportunity, register your interest by calling us on 0151 348 8040 and quoting the reference number GDN/DNO-15-01 or by completing the form below.

The deadline for registering initial interest in this call is 5pm, Wednesday 17th February 2016.

This is the latest in a series of calls for innovation, managed by the EIC, which offers innovators the opportunity to register interest and propose potential solutions to targeted energy distribution sector problems.