11 July 2018
Up to £10 million is available for energy efficiency projects
Phase 7 of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, a competitive funding scheme to support the development and demonstration of state of the art technologies, products and processes in the areas of energy efficiency, power generation, and heat and electricity storage, is now open for applications.
The Energy Entrepreneurs Fund seeks the best ideas, irrespective of source, across these energy technology areas from the public and private sector. The scheme particularly aims to assist small and medium-sized enterprises, including start-ups, and those companies that are selected will receive additional funding for incubation support.
A total of £10 million is available for projects in phase 7, with up to £1 million available for projects up to £250,000. The competition aims to identify technologies that will reduce carbon emissions, improve the security of energy supply and reduce the cost of energy for the consumer.
Examples of topics that would be in scope include (but are not limited to) fuel cells, waste heat recovery, energy from waste, building control systems, demand reduction technologies, wind and new marine tech.
Projects can be either industrial research (lab-based/simulated environment) or experimental development (demonstration).
The deadline for applications is 14 September 2018.