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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Seven UK innovators tipped to spark Smart, Zero Carbon Homes and Estates
Seven of the UK’s most cutting-edge innovators in Smart Zero Carbon Building Solutions have been selected for a rigorous business acceleration programme at Energy Systems Catapult.For its fourth ‘Innovator Challenge’, the Energy Launchpad is collaborating with Places for People, to help SMEs unlock new routes-to-market, secure investment and breakdown barriers to growth.
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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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Five councils across Manchester win funding for pioneering renewable energy project
Energy Systems Catapult and five local authorities in Greater Manchester have won funding for a pioneering clean energy project – that will develop 10 renewable schemes across the city – and create a blueprint that can be replicated in other regions across the UK aiming for Net Zero carbon emissions.
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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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Accelerating to Net Zero
Net Zero Carbon Policy is a new thought leadership project. Our first report, 'Accelerating to Net Zero: A sector led approach to an economy-wide carbon policy framework', sets out eight recommendations and some guiding principles to design policies for achieving Net Zero.
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Local Area Energy Planning: The Method
Ofgem has today launched a draft Local Area Energy Planning methodology developed by Energy System Catapult and the Centre for Sustainable Energy, that could be adopted as a framework for scaling up LAEP across Great Britain.
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Living Lab experts available for Free Virtual Sessions - Book Now!
There are many constraints on businesses during this challenging time, so Energy Systems Catapult want to support innovators now, so you can bounce back better . We remain committed to helping SMEs accelerate their innovative products, services and business models to market across the energy sector. Book a session and meet our expert team behind the Living Lab, find out more about how it works and get your questions answered.
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