CLOSING SOON: Smart energy innovators wanted for India and Thailand
Energy Systems Catapult has created the Energy Launchpad International – with the export of smart energy innovations to India and Thailand being the first mission to take-off. Energy Launchpad International will select up to 8 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for each country to receive acceleration support, backed by the Prosperity Fund at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, and in partnership with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and the Department for International Trade.
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Climate Assembly was a great first step but positive experiences will drive change
Today in Parliament, MPs debate a motion on the final report of Climate Assembly UK: “The path to Net Zero“. Yet the journey to this point began back in June 2019, against a backdrop of school strikes and Extinction Rebellion protests, when the UK Government made a world-leading commitment to reach Net Zero by 2050. And while debate is a start, positive experiences will drive change.
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Matilda's Planet to test low carbon social housing retrofit solution in ‘Living Lab’
An innovative low carbon retrofit solution for the social housing sector, that uses a modular approach to keep costs low, is to be trialled in Energy Systems Catapult’s Living Lab.Social enterprise Matilda’s Planet has developed a retrofit solution that comprises state-of-the-art insulation combined with renewable heating and generation technologies.
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Annual Impact Review 2019-2020
Energy Systems Catapult stepped up efforts in 2019-2020 to tackle some of the most difficult decarbonisation challenges on the way to Net Zero. We helped accelerate to market some truly innovative businesses though our platforms and capabilities, developed some ground-breaking thought leadership through a range of programmes and drove forward key government taskforces working with hundreds of stakeholders.
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Annual Impact Review 19-20
Prime Minister’s 10-point climate plan underlines the vital ‘dance’ between innovation and policy
The Prime Minister’s 10-point package marks the first substantial climate intervention by a PM since the start of the coalition. That matters. It gives a clear signal outside and, just as importantly, inside Government that Net Zero is a priority. The 2030 ban on new Internal Combustion Engine cars and vans is a huge step that underlines the seriousness of intent. Such a regulatory move is much more important for innovators and investors than any subsidy offered. It also underlines the ‘dance’ between innovation and policy.
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18 innovative firms chosen to help accelerate West Midlands to Net Zero
Eighteen of the UK’s most innovative SMEs have been selected for a business accelerator programme aimed at helping the West Midlands become a leader in developing Net Zero energy systems for buildings, commercial estates and industry.This ‘Innovator Challenge’ will be run by Energy Systems Catapult’s new Energy Launchpad in collaboration with EIT Climate-KIC and supported by Energy Capital – part of the West Midlands Combined Authority.
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EV Energy Taskforce: Moving from Proposals to Actions
The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce made 21 proposals in January 2020 to ensure the energy system is able to accelerate the mass take-up of electric vehicles. Energy Systems Catapult has been central to analysing those proposals and recommending EVET focus on 10 high priority actions.
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Start-ups set to take-off with new Energy Launchpad
Innovator Support Platform has become Energy Launchpad with a range of new offerings to boost UK innovators. Energy Launchpad will continue to provide three main levels of support – Universal, Incubation and Acceleration. However, in the coming weeks we will be launching new offerings across the Supply Chain, International, Networking and Collaboration, and Investment.
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If Government is serious about Net Zero, it must implement a UK Emissions Trading System in 2021
Last week the Prime Minister spoke of “a green industrial revolution that in the next ten years will create hundreds of thousands if not millions of jobs”. Low carbon energy innovation can be the key engine for our post-Covid economic recovery.But to mobilise the investment needed at the pace required, it is imperative we put the right economic signals in place. Right now, in too many sectors, we are subsidising pollution. In effect, we are trying to meet our targets with one hand tied behind our back.
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Equiwatt secures over £300,000 of investment
Equiwatt – part of our Energy Launchpad – has secured over £300,000 in investment to support the growth of their business that incentivises consumers to save energy at peak times through an app-based rewards scheme.
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Living Lab relaunches for innovation trials after lockdown upgrades
The Living Lab has relaunched for innovation trials after undergoing significant upgrades over the six-months of lockdown – including a new digital integration platform. The Living Lab of connected homes is now truly open, interoperable and scalable, enabling innovative products, services and business models to be tested and integrated with mainstream smart heating controls, smart meters, IoT devices, and electric vehicle chargers.
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Data from 'UK’s largest electric vehicle trial with mainstream consumers' opens to innovators
Energy Systems Catapult has given innovators access to unique and comprehensive data from the UK’s largest mainstream consumer trial of electric vehicles use and smart charging.With 450 drivers carrying out 584,000 miles of journeys and 15,700 charging events using electric and plug-in hybrid cars, the 3-year Consumers, Vehicles and Energy Integration project delivered unique and detailed data.
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