Ahead of the 2022 Energy Innovation Awards, Utility Week Innovate catches up with young innovator of the year nominee and inventor of the Aquabot – a robot created to measure water pollution in real time – Dale Colley.
The machine uprising isn’t confined to hi-tech labs or the silver screen, it’s taking place in our pipes, water courses, wind turbines and street works. As such, Utility Week Innovate profiles five robotic innovations ahead of Utility Week Live.
Amid clamour for smarter cities and a green industrial revolution, Utility Week Innovate showcases five modern utility projects ensuring the foundations of tomorrow’s smart cities can match the durability and ambition of those laid by Victorians more than a century ago.
Centre for Net Zero CEO Lucy Yu discusses what lessons utility firms can heed from consumer-facing sectors such as finance, transport, retail – and innovations such as Spotify Wrapped – in creating a richer energy data landscape.
The Centre for Digital Built Britain’s Mark Enzer outlines the importance of establishing an underlying purpose for digital twin projects and getting assets ‘talking’ rather than creating a ‘massive model of everything’.
DevicePilot CEO, Pilgrim Beart, reflects on founding and selling the platform which would eventually form British Gas’ Hive brand, what utilities can learn from Silicon Valley, and the value of ‘co-opetition’.