Energy Catalyst Round 8 Pre-Brokerage Event
Don’t know where to start with finding international partners to help turn your idea into reality?
*** You, like us, will be only too aware of the fast-developing situation with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and wellbeing of our attendees and staff is our priority and, with this in mind, we have decided to postpone this event to 21st April and to move it from a physical meeting to an online webinar.
We will work with you and all of our attendees and speakers to ensure that, despite not being face-to-face, we still give you as much opportunity to network and connect as possible. We welcome your feedback as to how the events are working online and how we can improve or increase their reach in these ever-changing circumstances.
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Ahead of the launch of Energy Catalyst Programme Round 8, which has the aim of bringing more international partners into the projects, we’re looking to work with UK innovators to help them understand these international markets.
Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst programme aims to support businesses to develop innovative, sustainable energy technologies and business models to accelerate clean energy transition in developing and emerging economies. A key focus is to address the clean energy access challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa and South/South East Asia. Energy Catalyst is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and Department for International Development (DfID) as part of their Transforming Energy Access programme.
Energy Catalyst Round 8 is expected to launch in June 2020 and is likely to follow similar scope and eligibility to Round 7 which had early, mid and late streams for projects at different stages of maturity. An important element of the programme is the identification of in-country partners and understanding the challenges of working in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
To help potential applicants think about these aspects in advance of the official competition launch, Innovate UK together with Knowledge Transfer Network, is hosting two events (Newcastle upon Tyne).
Participants will hear about:
- the lessons learned by previous competition winners
- what to consider when putting together a partnership
- where to turn for help with finding project partners
- the dos and don’ts of applying for funding.
There will be opportunity to ask questions of the competition leads and to network with other organisations interested in the competition. Think of it as getting a head-start in the application process!
Follow the link below to find out more about this event and to register.