Smart Systems and Heat
Domestic heating accounts for around 20% of total UK carbon emissions. So Energy Systems Catapult is delivering the UK’s largest smart, consumer-focused project aimed at overcoming the barriers to the decarbonisation of residential heat. Insights and Reports from Smart Systems and Heat Phase 2 (SSH2) event are now available.
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"We’ve gathered an enormous amount of evidence on options for heat decarbonisation through the Smart Systems and Heat programme, through Energy Systems Catapult, and through the local work that is going on."

Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth

Smart Systems and Heat: Insights and Presentations
Digital technology has the potential to make low carbon heat a better, more consumer-friendly option for all UK households. The Smart Systems and Heat (Phase 2) programme has focused on learning how to enable the market to deliver this, so the UK supply chain can benefit from major opportunities for innovation in technologies and business models.
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Bristol Energy: Heat Plan trial
Bristol Energy has become the first energy supplier in the UK to trial selling ‘heat as a service’, rather than kilowatt hours (kWh). Working on the trial with Energy Systems Catapult in our Living Lab, Bristol Energy is offering households the chance to buy a ‘Heat Plan’ tailored to their individual home and lifestyle.
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Innovator Support: AirEx Technologies
London-based technology start-up, AirEx, have developed a smart ventilation control that uses sensors to monitor temperature, humidity and air quality in the home. Energy Systems Catapult has developed a Living Lab as part of the Smart Systems and Heat progreamme: a place where innovators can test new products, services and business models in up to 100 real-world homes connected to a cloud-based digital platform
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Innovator Support Platform
Energy Systems Catapult works with innovative companies of all sizes to develop, test and scale their ideas, products and services with tailored support to address systemic barriers, de-risk innovation, help businesses scale and secure investment. The three-tiered support, includes: Universal support available to all SMEs, Incubation support for selected SMEs, and Acceleration support to scale-up for high-impact potential SMEs.
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Energy Data Taskforce
The Energy Data Taskforce has been created to advise government, regulators and industry on how to unlock value from data within the energy system to deliver greater competition, drive innovation in new products, services and business models, and ultimately produce a more efficient, cost-effective and that works for consumers.
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Bid Opportunities
Energy Systems Catapult identifies opportunities to take part in industry funded partnership programmes to deliver collaborative projects. Our Funding Tracker provides details of some of the current funding opportunities in the Energy Industry as well as tenders and calls from Energy Systems Catapult.
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