Ahead of the opening of the Innovate UK Energy Game Changer Competition on 28th March, KTN, in partnership with Innovate UK, held two Brokerage Events (23 Feb in Glasgow and 25 Feb in Birmingham), to give potential applicants the opportunity to find out more about the competition and to connect with potential collaborators across the supply chain.
The materials from both events are now available to download as follows:
A third Brokerage Event was held in Cumbria on 2 March by Innovus, supported by Innovate UK and KTN. The materials from this event can be found here.
About the competition
The energy sector is one of the most highly regulated, capital-intensive and risk averse industrial sectors in the world, with new technologies invariably taking 10 years or more to get to market.
Innovate UK is to invest up to £2 million in technical feasibility studies to encourage new entrants to the energy sector and stimulate the adoption of disruptive technologies which will tackle long-standing challenges faced by the sector.
Innovate UK is therefore seeking to fund game-changing technologies that will solve selected challenges defined by sector specialists, either by the development of completely new ideas or through technology transfer from other sectors.
The three themes of the competition will broadly focus on:
Taking inspection to the limit – inspection, characterisation and clean up of energy infrastructure operating in aggressive environments without human intervention.
Dealing with data – collecting, analysing and visualising big data to optimise efficiency and reduce costs.
Engaging energy – changing peoples perception of energy and optimising their use of it.
Click here for more information.
UPDATE: The detailed guidance for applicants is now available here. It is also at the bottom of the competition page: https://interact.innovateuk.org/-/energy-game-changer.