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Localised energy systems £11m R&D Collaborative competition

Following successful scoping workshops held in Belfast, Glasgow and London last summer the Technology Strategy Board and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are pleased to announce the launch of a new Collaborative R&D competition. The £11m competition will fund projects which develop new products, services, and solutions in and across the energy, built environment, transport and digital sectors, to stimulate innovation in localised energy systems.

The aim is to improve the balance of demand and supply by supporting the integration of technologies into energy systems, including those of energy users and producers, at a scale from clusters of buildings up to whole districts. This will enable companies to develop products and systems to address some of the challenges that the built environment, energy, transport and digital sectors face in preparing for a low-carbon future.

This is a two-stage competition opened for applicants on 20 January 2014. The deadline for registration is at noon on 12 March 2014 and the deadline for expressions of interest is at noon on 19 March 2014. To view the competition scope click here

There will be two briefing events taking place over the next few weeks. The events will include

  • An chance to hear the scope of the competition
  • An opportunity to find suitable partners
  • An opportunity, on a first come first served basis, to meet with the Technology Strategy Board and EPSRC for a 1 to 1 discussion on your proposal. Bookings will be taken on the day.
  • An opportunity to present a 2 minute elevator pitch (there are 20 available) and submit a company information sheet, which will be available to all other delegates and also be shared via the online_Connect group for Future Energy Systems

These free events will benefit businesses, community groups, academics, researchers and local authorities in the following sectors; Energy, Transport, Built Environment, and Digital Services.

To register for the briefing event click on the dates below

30th January 2014, SS Great Britain, Bristol

18th February 2014, London

The competition is supported by the Future Energy Systems SIG which includes the ESKTN, EGSKTN, ICTKTN, MBEKTN and ESPKTN.

If you have any questions about the events or the competition or require help finding suitable partners please feel free to contact Jenni McDonnell -


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