Is the UK Energy Technology Platform a replacement for direct contact between technical experts and end-users?
Definitely not. It does, however, help to reach out to more potential customers, via the growing user community of UK Energy Technology Platform. Also, it gives additional channels into end-user companies.
The platform offers advanced functionality to highlight your specific expertise to get technology deployed, this way distinguishing yourself from competitors.
What’s the added value of writing reviews?
By writing reviews, you clearly demonstrate your expertise towards suppliers as well as end-users. This way positioning yourself towards both groups for or business opportunities.
When I acquire leads via UK Energy Technology Platform, how much commission do I need to pay?
The contract would be directly between you and your client, and you don’t need to pay commission to us.
We may offer functionality in the future whereby suppliers or end-users can book your services via our site (a route that can be convenient for you as well as your client), in which case we would charge a fee. However, even with that functionality in place, we would never stop you from negotiating a contract directly.
Can people not just use LinkedIn to search for tech experts?
In theory yes. In practice: LinkedIn is quite overwhelming, and not specifically focused on getting Energy technologies deployed. That’s actually one of the reasons why end-users welcome this innovation. However, LinkedIn is great to show the CV of your team members, and that is why we do create a link between tech experts and their profile on LinkedIn. We don’t want to duplicate information, but instead use our platform to fill an information gap.
Does the UK Energy Technology Platform focus on novel innovations, proven technologies, or both?
Both. Most companies in the Energy industry want to be a (fast) follower, and they are therefore most interested in technologies successfully used by others. However, our experience has also shown that the moment value is delivered through the deployment of proven technologies, end-users are open to hearing about novel solutions. The proven technologies can, therefore, help to pave the path for novel solutions. In both cases, the technologies often require support from specialists, and that is why we explicitly want to highlight tech expertswho can support the uptake on our platform.
Who supplies the information for the Tech Expert page?
The Tech Expert firm provides the information, with the exception of reviews from your customers.
Can anyone highlight their technical expertise on your platform? What are the criteria?
We will assess the background of your tech experts based on their profile on LinkedIn and other sources. If in doubt, we seek the opinion of other experts in our network.
You need to be able to demonstrate that you have specific expertise in getting technologies deployed, by writing reviews about technologies on the platform.