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Innovation support for digital platform and data services SMEs

17 September 2019

Help for innovators to bridge the gap between their disruptive technologies and the established energy systems

Energy Systems Catapult is inviting small and medium-sized businesses focused on digital platforms and data services to apply for the third intake of the Innovator Support Platform to receive tailored business incubation and acceleration support.

The platform offers SMEs advanced energy system expertise from across the Catapult alongside a wider network of around 40 firms offering a range of specialist business support. It aims is to help innovators unlock new routes-to-market, secure investment and breakdown barriers to growth – with two innovator challenges announced each year.

The third innovator challenge is aimed at digital and data SMEs developing innovations to support the emergence of a flexible energy system marketplace and increase adoption of low carbon technology by leveraging data from networks and end-users to create new market models.

Entries close on Monday 30 September 2019 at 12:00 noon.

A shortlist of SMEs will be generated and must be available to attend a workshop at the Catapult innovation hub in Birmingham on 17 and 18 October 2019.

Find out how to apply for Innovator Challenge: digital platforms and data services.