The Energy Catalyst has been established by the Technology Strategy Board, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to accelerate innovation in the energy sector, from concept to pre-commercial readiness, by providing investment and support at the time, in the way and at the scale innovators need it. Funding of up to £25m is available for the first round, which opened on 19 May 2014.
The Energy Catalyst is open to innovative businesses of any size and researchers from any sector who can address all elements of the energy ‘trilemma’ of:
- reducing emissions
- improving security of supply
- reducing cost.
These challenges are creating major global market opportunities, for which the UK can develop and grow innovative businesses to deliver world-leading solutions.
Three categories of grant are available (for full details see the links below for scope, grant sizes and timescales)
- Early-stage award: Technical feasibility
- Mid-stage awards: Technology Development
- Late-stage awards: Pre-commercial technology validation
A briefing event was held on 20 May in London which you canview here to understand more about the Catalyst, its funding and scope
For further details about the Energy Catalyst visit www.innovateuk.org/energy-catalyst