Catapult partnering with Energy Storage Summit

Published: 28 January 2020

Energy Systems Catapult has announced its partnership with the Energy Storage Summit exhibition 2020.

Now in its fifth year, the summit is taking place on 25-26 February 2020 at Victoria Park Plaza, London, and features an all-encompassing range of strategic and technical sessions on the adoption and deployment of storage.

Through its partnership, the Catapult’s Innovator Support Platform (ISP) team is taking a stand at this year’s event, where you’ll be able to talk to experts about their latest work with SMEs in the energy and innovation space.

The ISP is a dedicated service that draws upon the Catapult’s assets, providing innovators with tailored incubation and acceleration support to help businesses address systemic barriers, de-risk innovation, scale and secure investment.

Paul Jordan, Business Leader for the Innovator Support Platform at the Catapult, said:

“We’re pleased to be supporting the Energy Storage Summit and showcasing our Innovator Support Platform, which officially launched in September 2018 to provide SMEs with support across three tiers: Universal, Incubation and Acceleration.

“Through ISP, we provide tailored incubation and acceleration support to selected SMEs, whilst universal support is available to all SMEs through our Innovator Support Portal, offering direct online access for energy system guides, insights and market intelligence, innovation challenges, funding calls, and access to a network of potential business partners.

“We’d encourage any SMEs and innovators in the energy space to pay our team a visit and find out how we can support you in moving your business forward.”

Guy Newey, ESC’s Director of Strategy, is also taking part in a panel session, Beyond Lithium-Ion, at the event, discussing if li-ion will still be the most popular storage technology in 5 years’ time, and what industry can do to close the cost-gap for green hydrogen projects.

The Energy Storage Summit brings together utilities, developers, investors, manufacturers, energy storage providers, local government and DNO’s to discuss topics including: key market drivers such as the falling price of lithium-ion batteries, investment in electric vehicle infrastructure, regulatory change, grid modernization, transition from dependency on the networks to a desire for autonomy and intermittent renewable sources.

The Summit plays a pivotal role in the journey to propelling the industry into the next stage of its development, providing an unrivalled platform to develop the right partnerships and create business opportunities of all sizes.