Mapping The Value Chains of Low Carbon Industries

Market Intelligence on Emerging Technologies


The Commercialisation Department of a leading UK university commissioned Urban Foresight to map the value chains, emerging opportunities and key players in the electric vehicles, carbon capture & storage, and offshore wind sectors.

A comprehensive desk study was undertaken by Urban Foresight and complemented by both our internal knowledge and insights drawn from our extensive global networks. This was pulled together into an expert report which presented a commentary and high-level summary of the key developments and emerging opportunities in these sectors.

A key achievement of the study was to consider the complete ecosystem required to support the development and deployment of these emerging technologies. This extended into considering total systems of infrastructure and related areas such regulation and R&D.

The study provided the University with an enhanced understanding of the landscape of developments and opportunities in these sectors. It included a directory of key stakeholders and contacts which offered the university an opportunity to explore collaborative partnerships and the commercialisation of intelletual property.

Sector Expertise

Bottom-up understanding of the needs and motivations of citizens, as well as engaging with communities to inspire positive actions and behaviours 

How new technologies and business models are transforming the way people and goods are transported to create better connected, healthier and more sustainable cities 

Maximising the opportunities for employment and wealth creation and helping to establish the necessary governance, policy and capital funding to make this possible 

What We Delivered

Defining commercial opportunities and the underlying economic impacts of a project 

Professional engagement with relevant stakeholders and experts to uncover key insights and identify shared priorities 

Defining key stakeholders, determining their priorities and defining their relationship to a client or project 

We reimagine services in order to create new economic value and meet customer needs in new ways.