Technology innovation is needed to solve the global energy sector ‘trilemma’ of:
security of supply
These challenges are creating major global market opportunities. Innovative businesses in the UK can develop world-leading solutions to these challenges.
The fourth round of the Energy Catalyst is now open. There are 3 awards, each open to businesses, universities and research organisations:
The competition supports innovative solutions in any technology or sector area. The proposed solutions can focus on any part of the energy trilemma.
This competition is open now. Registration closes for the mid-stage and late-stage awards on 8 June 2016. Registration closes for the early-stage award on 7 September 2016. All 3 competitions close on 14 September 2016.
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More information available here.
Below is the information from the latest Energy Catalyst Brokerage activities:
Background to the Energy Catalyst
The aim of the Energy Catalyst is to speed up the best of UK innovation at all development stages. It helps businesses progress their innovations to commercial readiness.
Innovate UK, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) set up the Energy Catalyst in 2013. The Department for International Development (DFID) joined as a co-funder of the Energy Catalyst in 2016.
DFID and EPSRC are funding this competition with a budget of up to £9 million. DFID’s funding will support innovation that is relevant to the needs of developing countries. In particular, this will help transform energy access for communities in sub-Saharan countries.