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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 23rd April .

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 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.


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

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) launched the £28m Detailed Designs of Smart, Local Energy Systems competition in April as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, Prospering from the Energy Revolution Programme. Watch the KTN webinar here for more information. Competition closes 7th August.



3. New Energy Challenge

Application deadline: 24.05.19.

The New Energy Challenge 2019 calls for European and Israeli start-ups and scale-ups to propose game-changing solutions that will change the energy system of the future. This edition has two distinct tracks: a track for start-ups (Seed phase) and a track for scale-ups (Series A). Track One offers early-stage start-ups an intensive programme designed by YES!Delft for finalists to validate their business plans and exchange ideas with coaches and experts. The winning finalist receives at least €100,000 towards a proof of concept within the Shell GameChanger programme, giving them a quick and cost-effective way to test the technical and commercial viability of their solution. Track Two offers scale-ups the opportunity to engage with experts from Rockstart and exchange knowledge and ideas as well the opportunity to design a pilot proposal. The winner will further develop the pilot together with Shell Ventures and Shell’s Retail business, ultimately launching it at a Shell retail site.

Click here to find out more.