Key features: Investment up to £9.5m in innovations that will address the need for a diverse mix of energy sources and systems over the next three decades and beyond.
Programme: Feasibility studies
Award: Up to £9.5m
Opens: 05 Jan 2015, 00:00
Registration closes: 11 Feb 2015, 12:00
Closes: 18 Feb 2015, 12:00
Support phone number: 0300 321 4357
Integrated supply chains for energy systems
- combining and /or aggregating individual technologies, such as distributed generation, energy harvesting, storage integration, heating and cooling, utilising waste and low-grade heat, virtual power plants
- multiple vector approaches, namely across electricity, heat and combustible gases
- innovations for infrastructure such as monitoring, management, communications, and control
- data, analytics, digital platforms, and security
- commercial models and protocols that enable technologies and systems to be used effectively together
- energy management solutions across clusters of buildings or networks
- other relevant and novel approaches to interoperability.
- developing energy systems at scale
- interconnection at multiple scales
- systems design
- other relevant and novel approaches to systems scalability.
- consideration of multiple sites with different geographical constraints/ opportunities
- cross-sector innovation (for example digital, manufacturing, materials, built environment, telecoms, transport)
- technology transfer from other utility sectors, such as water and waste
- demand-side management innovation • tools and services for decision making or customer engagement
- other relevant and novel approaches to systems adaptability.
- individual generation or storage technology development (covered through our Energy Catalyst programme)
- building fabric measures or energy management solutions for individual buildings, to reduce energy demand (addressed in our Low Impact Building Innovation Platform).
Funding allocation and project details
Collaborative R&D projects
Stage 1 – Feasibility studies
Stage 2 – Collaborative R&D (by invitation only)
Help for SMes to grow faster
Small businesses that combine the funding they receive from us with additional business support are more likely to grow faster. If you are an SME and receive funding through this competition, you will automatically gain access to a growth workshop, an online diagnostic and a growth expert to help you develop a growth plan. This may include coaching, mentoring, entrepreneurial skills training.
As part of the application process all applicants are asked to submit a public description of the project. This should adequately describe the project but not disclose any information that may impact on intellectual property, is confidential or commercially sensitive. The titles of successful projects, names of organisations, amounts awarded and the public description will be published once the decision to offer an award has been communicated to applicants by email. Information about unsuccessful project applications will remain confidential and will not be made public. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.