June 3rd 2024

IES Digital Twin Technology Selected for Glasgow Airport Living Lab Showcase

IES Digital Twin Technology Selected for Glasgow Airport Living Lab Showcase

IES are pleased to have made it to Phase One of Connected Places Catapult and Glasgow Airport’s Digital Twin Living Lab competition, a new initiative aimed at enhancing operations at the Scottish airport.

The competition is designed to take forward innovative digital twin technology solutions tailored for the aviation sector, with up to £70,000 in funding on offer to one company developing digital twin technologies in a live aviation environment.

Businesses taking part in the competition must address one of three industry challenges: better understanding asset replacement needs; how to better observe, forecast and influence passenger movement to help with journeys; and ways of reducing energy consumption and operational costs. 

Following the successful deployment of our technology in other projects within the aviation sector – including a collaboration with Brussels Airport through the EU Green Deal project, Stargate - IES’ proposal will focus on reducing energy consumption and operational costs at the airport, while supporting their long term decarbonisation journey.

The competition is formed of two phases. In phase one, five successful organisations have been invited to present their digital twin concepts as part of a live showcase event, demonstrating how their technology can be applied to the challenges.

Valeria Ferrando, Associate Director, ICL Consultancy at IES will present our solution at the phase one showcase, taking place at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology & Innovation Centre on Thursday 6th June.

If successful in reaching the next phase, the IES digital twin will enable live assessment, tracking, and management of the airport building systems, encompassing everything from HVAC and lighting, alongside any EV infrastructure, to help understand and improve the airport’s overall environmental performance. The technology will allow the airport to make informed decisions on how to reduce resource use and operational costs, while improving energy efficiency and circularity. Providing a dynamic solution to guide and measure progress of their decarbonisation plans.

Following an assessment of the submitted use-case proposals, one organisation will be chosen to advance to phase two to carry out a full-scale deployment of their digital twin solution at Glasgow Airport.

You can find out more, or apply to attend the showcase event on 6th June, through the Connected Places Catapult website.

Wish us luck!