DTOceanPlus was presented at INORE EU Symposium 2018 during a collaborative task that held in Aviemore, United-Kingdom.
Wave Energy Scotland is driving the development of wave energy technology in the biggest research and development programme ever seen in the sector. Over the past 3 years, it has awarded £30.9m to 84 projects, and been involved with 177 separate organisations, across 13 different countries. Funded by the Scottish Government through the Highlands and Islands Enterprise, WES is exploring how structured innovation methods can be used to accelerate innovation in the sector: TRIZ is one such structured innovation approach. As partners on the DTOceanPlus project, TRIZ will be one of the modules of the Structured Innovation work package to bring systematic inventive problem solving to the development of ocean energy technologies. The collaborative task used TRIZ to identify possible design solutions as applied to Dielectric Elastomer Generators (DEGs) for WECs to create concepts which could provide innovative pathways for this technology.
TRIZ for Alternative Generation
By Jillian Henderson, Wave Energy Scotland