The Innovation Hub at Low Carbon Networks & Innovation Conference 2017

Published: 1 August 2017

SMEs and start-ups are invited to take part in this year’s LCNI conference on 6-7 December 2017 at The International Centre, Telford.

Due to its success last year, we will be collaborating with BEAMA, Energy Innovation Centre and Innovate UK to sponsor another innovation hub at this year’s conference. This is a unique opportunity for innovators to raise their profile, develop relationships, gain insight into the needs of the UK’s gas and electricity network operators, and seek funding opportunities. The innovation showcase zone will provide a suitable position for SMEs to pitch their innovative solutions for the industry in a UK area at the event.

Network operators are continually looking to understand what solutions, systems and business models will manage costs, engage energy users in new ways and support energy decarbonisation. They have access to funding from the Ofgem NIA and NIC funding mechanisms to test, de-risk and prove innovations with the potential to meet these challenges.

We are creating a dedicated “emerging innovation” showcase hub at the event designed specifically to raise the profile of innovative SMEs in high quality, attention-grabbing display area, and to use our network operator contacts to help innovators broker relationships with their innovation teams and explore opportunities with them for innovation project funding.

There are 16 pods available for companies to apply for, sponsored and subsidised by us and the other delivery partners.