Case Studies

Dive into some of our recent case studies.

Sourcing New Solutions for Wales & West Utilities

Executive Summary

Wales & West Utilities commissioned Leading Edge Only to create their own Innovation Network to source new solutions in Real Time Operations for an ongoing project. They were seeking partners to help them develop opportunities in the following areas:

1. Greater coordination between electricity and gas networks for real time operations and forecasting of flexible gas generation.

2. Develop flexible gas generation modelling capability across network control centres optimising the sharing of relevant data sets.

The Outcome

WWU's Challenge included a complex brief, with multiple requirements that their innovators were required to adhere to. LEO succeeded in sourcing relevant innovations for them, some of which WWU were not yet aware of, including the eventual winner of this project.


"We wanted to reach out to potential innovators to help us develop better forecasting and modelling capacity. Leading Edge Only were able to publish our challenge statement to their networks and using them helped us select a partner who helped us address our challenge in a cost effective way."

Geraint Herbert, Innovation Network Assistant, Wales & West Utilities 

Sourcing New Solutions for a Major Global Trading and Logistics Company

Executive Summary

A major global trading and logistics company commissioned Leading Edge Only to create their own Innovation Network to source new solutions in Advanced Drone Technology for Pest and Disease (P&D) Spraying for an ongoing project. 

They were seeking a collaboration to help them mechanise and automate operations for oil palm plantations.

The Outcome

Our client's Challenge included a descriptive brief, with a range of different requirements which they wanted solution providers to adhere to. 

The LEO team were highly successful in bringing forward a range of relevant innovations which our client had not yet heard of, and provided them with solutions from tech companies and multiple universities. 

Our client was extremely impressed with the speed and diversity of the innovations and the automatic vetting that ensured relevancy.


“The LEO team were extremely helpful in sourcing a range of relevant new solutions and went beyond our expectations by also setting up meetings on our behalf and gathering further information from innovators. This helped us quickly determine those we wished to progress to more detailed conversations. LEO reduced our planned timeframe in finding the best solutions from months to a few weeks.”

Innovation & New Ventures Major Global Trading & Logistics Company