I’m currently studying innovation & entrepreneurship at Manchester Business School, and I’ve recently finished some exciting industry-linked projects.
In one group, we performed a market study of the offshore wind energy generation sector, working in collaboration with Cella Energy. Cella is commercialising a new approach to hydrogen storage which could have great implications on the energy sector in future. Through primary research with various offshore wind companies and industry experts, we identified the key challenges and benefits that would be offered by replacing costy undersea transmission cable’s with Cella’s hydrogen storage technology – just one potential application where this breakthrough could be applied.
In another group, we performed some research for Corporate Finance North West (Funding Enterprise). Through speaking to local small businesses, venture capitalists and business angels, we identified the key challenges associated with Investment Readiness of small firms in the area, and the difficulties in matching the right investor with the right opportunity. We found that there is a high availability of capital in this part of the country, but identified problems within the procedures under which investments are made. A section of our final report has been published by the client.
Thanks to everyone who collaborated on these highly rewarding and engaging projects.