Research, Development and Innovation

DBC offers advisory and research services in the framework of research projects and proposals under national and European research programmes such as HORIZON 2020. Our role is to support the transition process from research to innovation to market placement and to secure long and lasting impact of the results. Our product commercialisation roadmaps provide assessments of which markets first to address, what types of collaboration models to be adopted and which steps to be taken to support large scale roll-out of the prototype outcomes. In addition, consideration of the forces of the full value chain completes the picture and provides an appreciation of the true replication potential.

Roles in collaborative research projects:

  • Coordination of ongoing projects (H2020 project DEMO4GRID)
  • Coordination of submission processes for proposals
  • Planning for exploitation and marketing of outcomes
  • Management of innovation diffusion processes: market analysis, product placement strategies and investment schemes
  • Promotion and commercialisation of innovative solutions
  • End-user engagement for participation in H2020 projects (banks, industrial plants, government agencies)


Areas of specific expertise:

  • ICT
    • Processing and visualisation of Big Data in real time
    • Exploitation and market pathways for innovative solutions
  • Energy research and innovation
    • Business and collaboration models for energy investment
    • Market uptake, value chains and commercialisation roadmaps
    • Techno-economic assessment and viability of novel energy storage methods
  • SME instrument and Fast Track to Innovation
    • Coordination of projects and proposals
    • Market analysis and business plans for innovative products and technologies
    • Funding sources and investment schemes


Membership and support of research and innovation initiatives:

  • We are an active participant in the Fuel Cells Hydrogen Joint Undertaking Regions and Cities Initiative, supported by the European Commission and a member of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC)