Developing a business plan for how the Platform could be sustained post-project, and as a key aspect of creating a lasting legacy for the SHAPE ENERGY work. This report sets out: the needs our business would address; what sort of company structure would be required for successful delivery; a market strategy, based on a detailed market and customer analysis; competitor analysis; and operations plan and financial plan.

Moreover, a cost-benefit matrix is developed to be used by other stakeholders seeking to replicate individual Platform activities post-project. This helps determine which activity might best be used depending on the research outcome required and considering input values such as: mix of stakeholders, number of stakeholders, budget, etc. In this way, individual methods advanced by the Platform can be exploited on an ad-hoc basis by other organisations and/or applied to other societal challenges, post-project.

You can download the SHAPE ENERGY Business plan here.