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Green Energy Lab

Our open innovation process covers all steps from foresight & trend scouting, idea and project development to communication and dissemination of the developed solutions.

You benefit from early identification of relevant trends, quality-assured and preferential access to funding, and preparation for the market launch of project outputs through our comprehensive, target group and solution-focused communication.

Free services

Many of our services are currently available to all of our Innovator Circle members free of charge. This includes offers for networking and the exchange of knowledge, such as Innovator Circle Events or Insight Talks, but also offers for the specific development of innovation projects.

Defined service packages

From mid-2021, Green Energy Lab will provide defined service packages as a subcontractor in all new projects. These service packages during the project implementation are compensated with a service fee; You can find more information in the framework conditions for projects.

Premium services

In addition, we offer premium services, which are provided on the basis of project-specific agreements with the respective project partners / project consortia and charged depending on the effort.

Recognizing trends at an early stage

Recognizing trends at an early stage

Develop Innovation Projects

Develop Innovation Projects

Prepare solutions for market launch

Prepare solutions for market launch

Recognizing trends at an early stage

We give you impulses and inspiration for new projects for the green energy future. The focus is on networking and the exchange of knowledge in our Innovator Circle, our network of more than 280 innovative institutions. Our foresight offerings provide a broad perspective on trends, technology developments and customer needs.

EXPLORE

With our "Foresight-Services" (detecting and analyzing trends and deriving innovation opportunities), we enable our partners to respond to trends in the energy industry at an early stage and to address the right issues in innovation projects; this also involves drawing on the extensive knowledge from our large and interdisciplinary network.

Foresight

Brief info: With our “Foresight Services” we enable you to react to trends and in the energy industry at an early stage and to address the right topics in your work.

Your advantages: Application-oriented insight into current technology developments and future market opportunities.

Innovator Circle-Events

Brief info: Our Innovator Circle-Events facilitate the exchange of ideas, support the targeted transfer of knowledge and create space for networking. Their primary focus lies in presenting current ideas and project plans as well as in initiating future co-operations.

Your advantages: Exchange, networking, and knowledge transfer with leading companies, research institutions, lead users, and public administration.

Insight Talks

Brief info: The Green Energy Lab-Insight Talks are designed as compact events where selected speakers provide insights into future topics and trends, thus provoking controversial discussions.

Your advantages: Information & exchange on upcoming trends, market and technology developments, primarily with a focus on controversial topics.

Develop Innovation Projects

No matter whether an idea occurs to you at one of our events or whether you submit your idea via our open call, we will support you with our services and accompany the development of your idea up to a specific innovation project.

IDEATE & CREATE

With a bundle of services for project development, we accompany the evolution of your ideas up to the concrete innovation project. We strengthen your project through quality assurance and know-how in funding management and thus increase the funding chances of your project.

Ideation Workshops

Brief info: With our thematic workshops we create an open space with inspiring keynotes and exemplary use cases, where you can develop new ideas together with interdisciplinary stakeholders and deepen existing ideas.

Your advantages: transdisciplinary and cross-sector networking and exchange of ideas and joint setting up and challenge of hypotheses with technology companies, research, administration and lead users.

Conditions / costs: This service is available to all Innovator Circle members free of charge.

Quick Check und Projektselektion

Brief info: As your sparring partner, we provide feedback regarding your project idea and support you with project design and set-up. We support you in ensuring that your project design provides an answer to the most relevant customer-centered questions right from the start and thus offer ideal conditions for further project development.

Your advantages: Defining possibilities of support by Green Energy Lab, adapted to your needs, in order to increase the chances of implementing your ideas and exploiting them more efficiently.

Conditions / costs: This service is available to all Innovator Circle members free of charge.

Project Development Workshops

Brief info: While developing your innovation project, we support you with our individual project development workshop. Special attention is given to the support in the formation of the consortium as well as the consideration of relevant criteria in the evaluation of your project by the steering group of the Green Energy Lab and the respective jury of the funding agency.

Your advantages: A project-specific workshop designed for you with the aim of developing a project with excellent project quality, high funding probability and a good strategic fit.

Conditions / costs: This service is available to all Innovator Circle members free of charge.

Review and Support with Project Setup and Project Proposal

Brief info: The Green Energy Lab supports tenders in the flagship region energy program, but also in other funding programs, the preparation of project applications with a focus on the identification and presentation of synergies with other Green Energy Lab projects. By combining a potential new project with our project portfolio, we ensure that it can build on well-founded, highly networked knowledge. For the defined service packages that Green Energy Lab will provide as a subcontractor in the later project implementation, we provide the corresponding text modules for the project applications.

Your advantages: Successful project applications, a higher probability of funding as part of a coherent project portfolio.

Conditions / costs: This service is available to all Innovator Circle members free of charge.

Prepare solutions for market launch

We support the projects selected by our Steering Group to implement tangible demos for the energy future within our dynamic test region. With the power, experience, market, and financial strength of our partners, we also support the marketability of innovative products and services.

DEMONSTRATE & LAUNCH

With our focus on actionable solutions, the market and financial strength of our partner network, and results-oriented communication to implementation partners, the professional community, and the general public, we prepare the market launch of your products and services.

Project Communication & Public Relations

Brief info: We support you in communicating your innovation project and make your innovative energy technologies known to a broad audience. Furthermore, we support you in the targeted dissemination of your results in the scientific as well as the commercial sector. This boosts your image as an innovation leader and future shaper, with a positive effect on the market opportunities for the solutions developed in the projects.

Your advantages: You benefit from targeted dissemination via our communication channels (website, press, newsletter, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), from the direct approach of multipliers and our support in press relations. Green Energy Lab’s communication services arouse the interest of relevant stakeholders and support anchoring in the stakeholder and research community.

Conditions / costs: The comprehensive basic version of this offer is provided by Green Energy Lab as a subcontractor in new projects (from mid-2021) and is compensated within the service flat rate (further information). Included are comprehensive communication activities via our central communication channels website, social media, newsletter etc., project placement in print and online media and if applicable at events, integration of project results in our stakeholder communication etc.

In addition, Green Energy Lab offers project-specific premium services in the area of communication (e.g. creation of virtual tours, project graphics, print products, etc. for the project), which are compensated depending on the effort involved.

Knowledge transfer, networking and synergies

Brief info: As part of the Green Energy Lab, your project is an important building block for a sustainable energy future. By embedding your project in the overarching strategy of the Green Energy Lab as well as the structured exchange with other projects and the identification of synergies, we support you in successfully implementing your innovation project.

Your advantages: The structured exchange with other projects from the Green Energy Lab gives you insights into current research activities and findings, and enables synergies as well as the joint use of resources. In addition, the targeted networking with decision-makers from business, research and administration increases the chances of success and the impact of your solutions.

Conditions / costs: This service is provided by Green Energy Lab as a subcontractor in new projects (from mid-2021) and is compensated within the service flat rate (more info).

Target group centeredness and stakeholder engagement

Brief info: Green Energy Lab conducts comprehensive stakeholder processes according to design thinking methods in order to collect the perspective, expectations and needs of relevant target groups and stakeholders (incl. funding agencies). The results are made available to the (potential) projects and are fed back to the projects’ questions.

Your benefits: You will receive results on stakeholder groups and (end) customers that are important for the projects and sample solutions, as well as regular updates on relevant (customer) needs and issues.

Conditions / costs: The basic version of this offer is provided by Green Energy Lab as a subcontractor in new projects (from mid 2021) and is compensated within the service flat rate (more info).

In addition, Green Energy Lab offers the implementation of project-specific Design Thinking stakeholder processes as a premium service; compensation is based on the time and effort involved.

Accompaniment with sample solutions

Brief info: Green Energy Lab develops the criteria for defining sample solutions, offers onboarding webinars on the role and function of sample solutions and defines solutions together with the project leaders. In addition, Green Energy Lab also provides support in the presentation of sample solutions and the preparation of their subsequent commercial exploitation.

Your advantages: Green Energy Lab’s support in the definition and development of sample solutions lays the foundation for successful long-term exploitation. The monitoring of the sample solutions and the extensive feedback to the project partners provides information about the potential for scaling and broad market roll-out of the individual sample solutions. In addition, sample solutions are communicated on the website and placed in special presentations specific to the target group. Here you will find an interactive online map with the geographical location of all energy solutions.

Conditions / costs: This service is provided by Green Energy Lab as a subcontractor in new projects (from mid-2021) and is compensated within the service flat rate (more info).

Monitoring & Impact Assessment

Brief info: Annual monitoring and review meetings are held between Green Energy Lab and project management; in addition, there is a monitoring webinar. In the impact assessment, the effects of the individual sample solutions are scaled to the entire showcase region and subsequently to Austria with regard to defined impact parameters.

Your advantages: Through monitoring, the projects fulfill their obligation under the association agreement. The monitoring based on projects and sample solutions serves to support the exploitation. Information gained from this also flows into the scientific dissemination of Green Energy Lab and supports the knowledge gain at the showcase region level.

Conditions / costs: This service will be provided by Green Energy Lab as a subcontractor in new projects (from mid-2021) and will be compensated within the service flat rate (more info).