This document, D4.1 Technical requirements for the implementation of a world-class Stage Gate Assessment Framework in Ocean Energy, 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 aggregation (from sub-systems, 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 requirements have been developed for the DTOceanPlus suite of design tools based on analysis of gaps between tools in mature industries and those in the ocean energy industry, learning from the original DTOcean project, and the stakeholder expectations identified in the user consultation exercise. 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 Stage Gate design tool that will be developed as part of this project.
This document, D4.1, includes a summary of the stage gate process and proposes a Stage Gate design tool as part of the DTOceanPlus suite of tools. 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 Structured Innovation tools), and the digital representations.