WP3 - Structured Innovation Design Tools

This work package aims to develop a structured innovation design tool for concept creation and selection in ocean energy systems including sub-systems, energy capture devices and arrays. These tools will enable a structured approach to address ocean energy engineering complexity where design options are numerous, resulting in efficient evolution from concept to commercialisation.


Specific objectives of this work package

  • Secure best practise for a concept creation and selection.
  • Define technical requirements in terms of digital information, data and assessment process to fulfil user requirements as in WP2.
  • Develop, test and verify the Structured Innovation Design.

Tasks to be performed

Technical requirements for the structured innovation tool

This task reviews and analyses structured Innovation best practises, including Quality Function Deployment (QFD) to define the innovation problem space, TRIZ as a systematic inventive problem-solving method and Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) for assessing technical risk. It also makes recommendations and develops requirements for Structured Innovation in innovative concept creation in ocean energy systems (including sub-systems, energy capture devices and arrays).

Software development and testing - alpha version

The Structured Innovation Design Tools will be developed, providing a framework for Structured Innovation application to the objective assessment and concept creation for Ocean Energy sub-systems, energy capture devices and arrays.

Verification of code - beta version

This task will carry out the testing of the tool in order to verify that it meets the requirements defined in WP2 and the technical requirements defined in this work package.
At the end of the round of testing a stable version (beta) of the tool will be available, and it will be fully documented with a technical manual and a user manual. This version will be further validated and demonstrated using real data from the first pilot experiences in WP7.

Related delivrables

Deliverable D3.1 - Technical requirements for the implementation of structured innovation in ocean energy systems
Deliverable D3.2 - Structured Innovation design tool - alpha version
Deliverable D3.3 - Testing and verification results of the structured innovation tool - beta version

Involved partners

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The University of Edinburgh logo
Wave Energy Scotland logo
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Naval Energies logo
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