SBRI: Modernising energy data access and information, phase 1
This competition is funded by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, in collaboration with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem). It is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition.
It aims to solve the fundamental problem of exchanging digital energy information between energy organisations and with other stakeholders by supporting the development of products or services which can later be commercialised and employed to solve similar problems elsewhere. The challenge will be delivered in 3 phases. This is Phase 1. Successful applicants in each stage will be eligible to apply for subsequent phases.
Up to £1.9 million is available for projects which will accelerate the development of tools and processes to modernise data services for the energy sector. For the UK to achieve its net zero emission ambitions, we must further decarbonise our energy supply and demand across heat, power and transport.
Your proposal must demonstrate how you can achieve an efficient exchange of information in a way that minimises the technical burden of the solution and provides an effective user experience. Solutions must meet the needs of people within the energy sector and those from other sectors, so that they can more easily deliver products and services.
The challenge will be delivered in 3 phases. Successful applicants in each stage will be eligible to apply for subsequent phases.
Phase 1: discovery contracts
A total of up to £480,000, including VAT, is allocated to phase 1 to focus on supporting feasibility studies. We expect to fund up to 3 projects in phase 1 (subject to them meeting our quality criteria).
Phase 2: alpha contracts
A total of £520,000, including VAT, is allocated to phase 2. We expect to fund 2 contracts of up to £260,000 each, including VAT (subject to them meeting our quality criteria).
Phase 3: private beta contracts
A total of £900,000, including VAT, is allocated to phase 3. We expect to fund 1 contract of up to £900,000, including VAT (subject to it meeting our quality criteria).