The Climate Innovation Platform (CIP) has launched a new Low Carbon Energy Solutions Innovator Challenge, aimed at supporting businesses committed to driving energy innovation.
Delivered by the University of Birmingham in partnership with Energy Systems Catapult, this latest HSBC-supported Innovator Challenge has been designed for SME innovators who are developing low carbon energy solutions. The programme offers successful applicants tailored packages of support to drive the commercialisation of innovative energy products and services.
Those selected for the CIP Low Carbon Energy Solutions Innovator Challenge will benefit from:
Cash grants of up to £5,000 during phase one (five selected businesses from each cohort will progress to phase two and gain access to grants up to the value of £20,500)
Incubator management and workspace at Tyseley Energy Park, within Birmingham’s Green Energy and Innovation Quarter
Business engagement support through University of Birmingham
Access to supply chain partner networks
Market research and IP strategy
Collaboration and invitation to events
Grant writing and bid development
Investor readiness and introductions
Is my business suitable?
Applications are welcomed from SMEs registered in the UK, and particularly those who can travel to Birmingham to engage with in-person workshops. In particular, we would like to hear from SMEs developing solutions listed in the categories below:
Innovative low carbon generation or infrastructure technologies into the built environment
Low carbon heating and/or cooling innovations for the built environment
Leveraging end user, infrastructure and network data to create new digital platforms, services and business models that accelerate the transition to net zero
Energy storage Innovations
Innovative Energy from Waste
Innovative hydrogen generation solutions for deployment in the transport sector
Infrastructure innovations which accelerate the adoption of electric vehicle use
Energy storage and smart local energy systems innovations for network optimisation
Enabling active, interoperable control systems that delivers more efficient and flexible operation of the local energy system and networks
Innovations to decarbonise the textile sector, of particular interest would be natural solutions to decarbonise the product supply chains and unique renewable energy sources
The application window for the fourth cohort of our CIP Low Carbon Energy Solutions Innovator Challenge will close at 9:00am on Monday 20 November 2023. Please apply using the link above.
Turning clean energy innovators into entrepreneurs. Propelling SMEs step-by-step through technical validation towards commercial vindication.