This document, D3.1 Technical Requirements for the implementation of Structured Innovation in Ocean Energy Systems, is a deliverable of the DTOceanPlus project, which is funded by the European Union’s H2020 Programme under Grant Agreement №785921.
The overarching objective of the DTOceanPlus project is to develop and demonstrate an open source, integrated suite of 2nd generation design tools for ocean energy technologies that support the entire technology innovation process. The suite of design tools will be applicable to different levels of technology (from subsystems, to devices and arrays) and across all stages (from concept, to development and deployment). DTOceanPlus will assist users in working towards an optimal solution based on information available at a particular stage. The DTOceanPlus suite of design tools can help accelerate the development of the ocean energy sector and reduce the technical and financial risks of devices and arrays to achieve the deployment of cost-competitive wave and tidal arrays.
A coherent set of functional and technical requirements have been developed for the DTOceanPlus suite of design tools based on analysis of gaps between the current state-of-the-art tools, learning from the original DTOcean project, and the stakeholder expectations identified in the user consultation survey. The technical requirements in this document are translated from the general requirements for the overall suite of tools, and specific requirements (functional, operational, user, interfacing, and data) for the Structured Innovation design tool that will be developed as part of this project. These requirements relate to detailed technical requirements of the technology and environment, for the development, maintenance, support and execution of the software specifications to best meet the needs of the ocean energy industry.
D3.1 includes a review of the current state-of-the-art for structured innovation approaches in mature industries and proposes a Structured Innovation design tool for the DTOceanPlus suite of tools; a detailed description of technical requirements of the Structured Innovation tool to be developed within the DTOceanPlus projects; moreover, a full section is dedicated to the technical requirements for the integration of the Structured Innovation design tool with the other sets of tools (Deployment design tools, Assessment design tools, and Stage Gate design tools, as well as for the integration with the underlying platform and the digital representations and for the interaction with the user.. A detailed description of the technical requirements of the tool is discussed in addition to the integration of the tool with the underlying platform, the other set of tools (Deployment tools, Assessment tools and Stage Gate design tools), and the digital representations.