WE BUILD AND TEST IDEAS FOR

Consumer Insight at the Energy Systems Catapult

HOME TRUTHS®

Discover what people really value with bespoke research

SERVICE DESIGN

Build appealing propositions with our experienced players

DIARY STUDIES

Discover how consumers use your product or service

FAIR FUTURES®

Harness innovation to reduce vulnerability to fuel poverty and design smarter consumer protection

DIGITAL PROTOTYPING

UX/UI excellence from a team of proven heavyweights

LIVING LAB

See beyond what people say to understand what they do in smart homes around the UK

Projects

Local energy

Government is investing £100m in smart local energy system innovation projects from 2019-22. The aim is to create high value jobs providing cleaner, cheaper renewable energy.

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Projects

OctoHack Winners!

In May 2018 we fielded a team of UX and Service Designers to attend Octopus Energy’s ‘OctoHack’ event where the focus was novel applications of the Agile tariff API.

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Trial Services

Usability testing

Make sure people can easily use your product or service before you launch it. Give designers the information they need to create delightful experiences.

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Projects

How can we help businesses cut carbon emissions?

If we are to reach net zero carbon emissions, businesses will have to play their part.

We set out to understand what businesses are trying to achieve through energy management and what their key needs are to determine what an energy management solution might look like and how demand-side response (DSR) could be part of this solution.

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Projects

Home Energy Use

We use 80% of our energy at home for heating and hot water. This produces 20% of our carbon emissions. We need to give people the heat they want without the carbon. So, back in 2013, we built a team of leading academics and consultants to understand how people use heat at home.

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Projects

Is there room for flexibility with EV charging?

As renewable energy generation grows, matching available electricity supply to consumers’ demands gets harder.
We looked at how Electric vehicles could help to balance the grid by testing DSR with domestic EV users. Can this fit into people’s lives? Or will they reject it if it takes away their control?

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Research Services

Home Truths®

Get rapid, cost-effective consumer feedback on your product, service or policy idea. Home Truths® is the Catapult’s online panel of 000’s of UK households.

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Like an agency, but not.

TRUSTED, INDEPENDENT, NOT-FOR-PROFIT

We succeed when you succeed: leverage our unique position

CREDIBLE FUTUREGAZERS

We are helping shape the policy landscape for the next 25 years

HYPER-CONNECTED

Matchmakers for government and entrepreneurs

WHOLE-SYSTEM MODELLING

Use Catapult modelling tools to validate propositions across the wider energy system

WE OFFER SUPPORT

We collaborate with innovators to deliver projects that move towards decarbonisation goals

WHO ARE WE?

The Energy Systems Catapult is a not-for-profit set up by government to help the energy sector innovate. PeopleLab is home to our Consumer Insight team. 

Find out more about the rest of the Catapult here then get us involved.

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