Powered Up Session 5 summary

July’s PoweredUp session focussed on the Connected Places Catapult Integrated Planning for Net Zero Project.

Katie Taylor, who until recently was part of the Connected Places Catapult team, talked about the origins of the project, and the underlying premise that innovation and better use of data will help deliver the most appropriate and workable local-level actions to deliver net-zero. Katie also highlighted some case studies that were developed to explore places that have begun to take an integrated approach to net-zero planning, before introducing the fact that as part of the project TPXImpact and Open Innovations were commissioned through open procurement to develop two prototypes.

Zung Nguyen Vu, Principal Consultant, at TPX Impact talked about the collaborative approach taken, through workshops, to identify suitable possible prototypes. This was followed by a demonstration - Zung was joined by Giles Dring and Tazmin Chiles at this point - of the two prototypes developed:

The Connected Places Catapult, TPX Impact and Open Innovations are still inviting feedback on the project, and keen for people to explore how they might further develop the Retrofit Service, or trial the Electric Vehicle Bulk Charging Planner.

If you have any feedback or thoughts about these, get in touch with us at hello@open-innovations.org, and we’ll forward your emails on to the correct people. We look forward to seeing everyone at our next PoweredUp session on 9th November. If you are interested in giving a talk about how you use open data to help drive towards net-zero, at our next session, we would love to hear from you.