Our Platforms

Building Design and Marketplace

An intelligent digital platform for an efficient construction workflow, offering a construction/ renovation marketplace, building knowledgebase, improved service scheduling, and widespread integration with IoT sensors, leading towards a digital twin implementation for 3D monitoring of building’s energy usage in real-time.

Key Elements
  • From draw-home module user can generates designs and 3D models of the their home that can be modified via parametric inputs.
  • The system also supports energy optimisation including defining HVAC systems.
  • An intelligent knowledge-based system will support the users by providing specific directives, guidelines, and planning laws considering overall city planning as well as nature conservation.
  • A marketplace for products which provides a detailed summary of the materials and costs of items required
  • The user can choose from a variety of suppliers offering a range of products.
  • A marketplace for services which provides a detailed summary of the services required
  • The user can choose from a variety of suppliers offering a range of services.

Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) Tool

Although there are huge potential and numerous benefits of WHR, there are some barriers that impact the economy and effectiveness of heat recovery equipment and impede its wider installation. For example, lack of justification, long payback period, the composition of the exhaust stream, economy of scale, intermittent character of waste heat source, lack of awareness and initiatives, lack of space, and expensive consultancy service. This tool is designed to address these barriers to WHR adoption.

Key Elements
  • It characterises waste heat stream i.e., the exhaust flue gas processing minimum numbers of user inputs, provides dimensions of WHR devices such as heat pipe heat exchanger (HPHE) and thermal storages for a specific WHR application
  • It provides a stand-alone solution where the user will select the capacity of HPHE and the tool will give different options for thermal energy storage
  • It provides multiple options of WHR solution depending on the flue gas temperature and the amount of heat to be recovered
  • It provides informed investment decision support on the marginal investment (on WHR technology) through evaluating (for each of the options for WHR solution) different financial parameters such as payback period, net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), return on investment (ROI), etc.
  • To account for the uncertainty of different variables such as retrofitting factor, discount rate etc., it performs sensitivity analysis to determine the impact of these factors on payback period, NPV, IRR, ROI
  • It evaluates environmental performance for each of the options for WHR solution

Learning Platform

A web-based learning system with an integrated set of interactive online services

Key Elements
  • Collaboration of various Learning Tools
  • Collaboration areas for the Educators
  • All courses are developed and managed through the custom admin dashboard
  • Online course catalogues
  • Flexibility for open/invitation-only access to the course
  • Localised forums available for the enrolled learners
  • Course management and tracking of the progress
  • Real classroom simulation through Live Classes
  • The active support team for the enrolled learners
  • 24/7 access to the course content
  • Q&A sessions offer the traditional classroom characteristics
  • Assessments to help the learner find their shortcoming in learning

Decision Support System for Coating

It’s a decision support system for selecting corrosion, erosion, and wear resistance coatings for geothermal applications.

Key Elements
  • Coat of energy estimator module uses Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) methodology to estimate how the adoption of an innovative coating technology can affect the cost of energy throughout the lifecycle of the plant
  • Environmental impact estimator module uses a Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA)methodology using SimaPro to estimate the environmental impacts.
  • Knowledge-Based system (KBS) and database module can be used for representing, storing, and managing data and experimental results about different types of entities including substrates, coating processes, materials, design-of-experiment (DoE) metamodels, and parameterised cost, life cycle assessment, and heat-affected zone models.

Knowledge-Based Engineering (KBE) System for Battery Design

A cloud-based KBE tool for battery digital testing and eco-design

Key Elements
  • Detail battery cell test configuration module
  • Battery pack layout configuration module
  • Cell electrical test module
  • Cell FEM thermal analysis module
  • Battery pack thermal management optimisation module for eco-design
  • Life-cycle analysis (LCA) module Multicriteria analysis module to rank the best design option
  • Seamless integration with simulation tools ( e.g., COMSOL, Matlab, etc)
  • Web-based data management tool containing RESTful APIs
  • Capable of importing and pre-processing CAD files of cell models and pack layouts
  • Capable of exporting test results in different formats

Citizen Engagement Platform

A tailor-made engagement platform for the stakeholders to engage with citizens or the community in the decision-making process

Key Elements
  • Online Consultation: Polling, Surveys, Data Collection
  • Co-Creation: Ideas, Reactions, and Voting
  • Communication: Comments, Widget, Invitation, Social sharing, Workshops, and Events
  • Communication: Comments, Widget, Invitation, Social sharing, Workshops, and Events
  • Projects management
  • Ideas management with status & feedback
  • User management
  • Segmentation with roles and permissions
  • Insights with dashboard and analytics
  • Reporting with emails and notifications
  • Data management with export and API access

Welding Marketplace Powered by Knowledge Base

A marketplace to bring all the stakeholders of the welding industry value chain to establish a strong link among the consumers and suppliers (e.g., welding equipment and consumable manufacturers, distributors, service providers etc.).

Key Elements
  • An online platform to connect buyers and sellers and to provide transparency in availability, stock level, quality, and prices of all welding components/equipment and associated services.
  • An integrated Welding Recommendation Tool to support selecting the best welding process and related equipment and consumables.
  • An integrated Life Cycle Assessment Tool to facilitate the user about the potential environmental impact of the certain welding process.
  • An integrated Cost Assessment tool to estimate detailed costing for a particular welding process.

Decision Support System for Geothermal Power Production Efficiency Enhancement

Decision Support System on techno-economic environmental analysis tools based on geofluid properties & processes understanding.

Key Elements
  • Technical analysis of the thermodynamic properties, reservoir modelling, reaction kinetics, and flow assurance simulation.
  • The environmental analysis module uses a Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology using SimaPro to estimate the environmental impacts by reduction of reinjection temperature, scaling reduction and avoiding over size equipment for the future geothermal power plants
  • The cost analysis module uses Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) methodology to estimate how energy production improvement concepts from thermodynamic and kinetic properties can affect the cost of energy throughout the lifecycle of the plant.

Flexibility & Efficiency Enhancing Tool for Geothermal Power Production

A decision-support system/tool that provides solutions for flexible operation and efficiency improvement in the geothermal energy sector.

Key Elements
  • It characterises geothermal plants to evaluate the maximum energy storage capacity of the plant
  • For the flexibility solutions, it provides solutions for three different thermal energy storage systems: i) Phase Change Material (PCM) Storage, ii) Steam Accumulator, and iii) Water Thermocline
  • It provides multiple options for each of the flexibility solutions depending on the operating temperatures and time
  • For the efficiency enhancing solutions, the tool has two different systems that enable higher energy extraction: i) Scaling Reduction System, and ii) Adiabatic Cooling System
  • It helps the decision-making process by presenting different financial parameters such as levelized cost of energy (LCOE), payback period, net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), and return on investment (ROI) for all the solutions with and without integration into the plant
  • It also aids decision-making by evaluating environmental performance for all the solutions with and without plant integration

Joint Industrial Data Exchange Platform and Marketplace

It is a digital space where industrial data is available for sharing and connecting manufacturers from different sectors into a collaborative, mutually beneficial knowledge and data-sharing relationship. This Market place establishes cross-sectorial circular European value-chains for the remanufacturing, re-use and recycling of high added-value components.

Key Elements
  • Automotive demonstrator for Fiat Automobiles S.p.A: This module connects all the materials and components supply chain actors of FIAT. This also connects recyclers, upcyclers, virgin and recycled material suppliers, component manufacturers etc
  • Wind Turbine demonstrator: This demonstrator connects wind farm operators, component manufacturers, recyclers and upcyclers.
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment demonstrator: This demonstrator connects all supply chain actors or WEEE
  • Material Passport : This module extracts the material value of the product at different product life phases for better visualisation of the material’s circular properties. Supported by blockchain technology this material passport-based track and trace system will ensure the integrity of data across the entire value chain
  • Environmental Analytical Tool: This tool takes data from the material passport and guides industries in environmental sustainability improvement
  • Circularity Calculator: This module guides the designer and stakeholders in their circular strategies