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Energy-related funding call round-up

Posted on 18/03/2019

A round-up of the latest funding calls from large scale energy storage solutions to the design of smart, local energy systems. Updated 18th March.

There has been significant activity from government in the energy sector recently with a number of funding calls now open.  The details are below, along with links to the relevant information pages.


1. BEIS Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator – £9.2m

This is the second round of the programme and it is open to applications until 30th April 2019.

The IEEA competition will fund the deployment of energy efficient technologies (or processes) applied to existing industrial processes which deliver energy and carbon savings.  For more information and to contact the Carbon Trust to discuss your project idea, visit their website here.


2. BEIS Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme – £18m

The IHRS programme will fund demonstrations of waste heat recovery from existing industrial processes and the subsequent use of the waste heat either as heat to be used on site, converted to power for use on site or supplied to a local heat network. This is not an innovation programme, so heat recovery technologies should be TRL 9 or above.

Further information and application details are here. There are several different 2-3 month assessment windows, the last of which closes on 31st September 2019.


3. Detailed Design for smart, local energy systems £28m

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will launch the £28m Detailed Designs of Smart, Local Energy Systems competition this April as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, Prospering from the Energy Revolution Programme. Watch the KTN webinar here for more information. There will also be a workshop on 21st May in London – click here to register.



4. Developing digital roads and improving air quality SBRI £20m

Highways England is investing up to £20 million to develop innovative ideas and solutions which change the way UK roads are designed, managed and used and must not have already been demonstrated on the strategic road network in England. The competition covers 6 themes, including energy and environment:

  • Design, construction and maintenance
  • Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs)
  • Customer mobility
  • Energy and environment
  • Operations
  • Air quality

Open: Now

Closes: 8th May 2019 (register by 1st May)

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