The Client

This was a research and development project run internally in collaboration with the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) in Thurso (Scotland) and with the support of HI-LINKS and UHI.

The Project

A large commercial opportunity lies in the marine energy industry and related to making the industry supply chain and project management processes more effective and efficient.

The project was to assess the feasibility of developing a commercial product to be used by companies operating in the wave and tidal energy sector to planning the set-up (and start-up) of their wave/tidal energy devices.


Key Tools

  • Desk Research
  • Stakeholder Interviews
  • Supply Chain Mapping

Key Results

Initial product design to include three main components:

  • A Project Management Tool: identifying key phases, factors, risks and relationships to be considered during the device life-cycle.
  • A Business Maturity Tool: supporting existing initiatives to measure their maturity against the best in class in the industry, in terms of performance, development, etc
  • An Industry database: enabling investors and policy makers to assess a unique knowledge repository with information about the various businesses and initiatives, such as their device’s performance and their organisation’s maturity.

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