Reduce risks and identify potential problems

Use a pilot project to test out innovations on a small scale before you roll them out across your organisation

The story doesn’t end when you have found your innovation or finished your R&D. You need to get it into use. Pilot projects are an essential first step.

Why you need a pilot project

Pilot projects let you test out new innovations without going all-in. If it works, you have a success story, which helps with rolling it out. If it doesn’t work, you can find out without using up all of your resources. Either way, you have useful experience.

How we help

We run successful pilot projects by:

  • Setting clear goals and defining success
  • Having a clear scope, budget, and time plan
  • Identifying customers and stakeholders
  • Gathering feedback
  • Documenting everything.

In some cases, we can also help you find funding. For example, sometimes the German ZiM programme might be appropriate.


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Our experts

Andy Clifton

Andy Clifton

Dr. sc. ETH Zürich MEng CEng

Business manager & tech transfer lead

Andy leads enviConnect and is the first point of contact for all enquiries. He has over 20 years of experience in renewable energy and climate science RD&D projects in Europe, Canada, and the USA. He's been a chartered engineer with the UK's Institute of Mechanical Engineers since 2010, and now helps run the IMechE local members' group in Germany.

Andy is our expert in technology transfer and research partnerships.