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Exploitation and commercialization

A Business Exploitation Group will maintain and develop the business case according to best practices and the PRINCE2® template. New Copernicus downstream products developed in WP1 and tested in WP2 will be sold to end users from the wind energy industry. EMD will exploit fast-track products for mesoscale modeling and offer a suite of ‘premium’ products to be used as input to windPRO and 3rd party tools for microscale modeling. The products will be offered to EMD’s customer base in the wind energy community. DHI-GRAS will distribute maps through EMD, upon agreement of IPR, and also to own costumers. DTU WE will distribute an updated version of the flow modeling tool WAsP, which includes the new forest module.

Task 3.1 Business case development and maintenance

A Business Exploitation Group (BEG) will be formed to ensure the following goals: 1) Maximize business benefits from the deliverables and work packages for the commercial project partners. 2) Align business goals and technical goals – with continuously update and in agree to market conditions and partner strategies. 3) To establish a number of business KPI’s and follow these throughout and possibly after the project period. 4) To connect InnoWind products and services directly to partner sales organizations and business goals. 5) Further develop and maintain the business case according to best practice and the PRINCE2® template.

Expected outcome:
  • A set of business KPI’s to be followed throughout the project.
  • Business case updated and maintained according to PRINCE2® template.

Task 3.2 Fast-track distribution: Copernicus vegetation layers

Copernicus products identified and prepared in Task 1.1 will be included in existing data offering packages for wind energy modeling.

Expected outcome:
  • Vegetation layers from Copernicus Global Land Service distributed.
  • Value chain demonstrated with data from Copernicus Global Land Service.

Task 3.3 Intermediate-track exploitation: dynamic roughness

The dynamic roughness layers developed in Task 1.2 and tested in Task 2.3 will be distributed commercially to costumers at DHI-GRAS and EMD. Agreements about IPR will be settled in order to facilitate a distribution of products developed at DHI-GRAS to EMD’s customer base in the wind energy community.

Expected outcome:
  • Agreements about IPR for new satellite based roughness products
  • Dynamic roughness maps distributed.

Task 3.4 Long-term exploitation: novel data layers
The novel drag force products developed in Task 1.3 and tested in Task 2.3 will be distributed commercially as ‘premium datasets’, which are not available from any other provider. EMD will be the primary distribution channel for these products.

Expected outcome:

Novel downstream products commercially distributed as ‘premium products’.

Task 3.5 Exploitation of WAsP forest module

The development of a new forest module for WAsP in Task 2.4 will lead to release of a new WAsP version by DTU WE. EMD has access to the WAsP calculation engine according to existing legal agreements and the forest module will thus be implemented in windPRO – a modeling tool distributed by EMD.

Expected outcome:

Forest module released as add-on to flow modeling tools.


26 JUNE 2022