Net Zero needs heroes .. so we’re accelerating innovators to market by offering expertise that start-ups can afford

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Turning clean energy innovators into successful entrepreneurs

Energy System Catapult helps drive the UK towards Net Zero by turning low carbon innovators into entrepreneurs with access to low cost, high impact incubation and acceleration services.

Our Energy Launchpad works with high-growth potential start-ups, propelling them step-by-step from technical validation to commercial vindication.

While innovators wanting to scale-up can access a range of affordable Energy Systems Catapult capabilities, tools and testing labs to accelerate deployment and turn innovators into entrepreneurs

What we offer

Energy Systems Catapult offers an independent, whole systems approach to identify what innovators need and offer affordable solutions.

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How to work with us

Energy Systems Catapult offers technical, commercial and policy expertise to drive Net Zero innovation across the whole energy system.

We are not-for-profit, independent and technology-agnostic – building a trusted track record of delivering thought leadership, collaborative R&D and commercial commissions – so are uniquely placed to take on the challenges that others cannot tackle.

We use our grant-funding to develop capabilities, tools and labs – from world-class Net Zero modelling and cutting-edge systems engineering, through to digital and data science and real-world innovation trials that drive start-ups to success.

Supporting, convening and advising government, academia, industry, local/regional authorities, investors and SMEs to create new markets that unleash innovation and define the pathway to Net Zero.

Collaborate with us

We work with partners from the public and private sectors to secure funding and collectively deliver the thought leadership and innovation projects that tackle the hardest challenges in the way to Net Zero.

Commission us

We offer technical, commercial and policy expertise through our independent evidence and insights to identify and deliver Net Zero innovation priorities. Then actively support clients to develop actionable plans for implementation.

Case Studies

Collaborate with us

Energy Systems Catapult is home to the Energy Launchpad, which runs Innovator Challanges to provide selected start-ups with tailored business incubation and acceleration support to help address barriers to growth, de-risk innovation, scale-up the business and secure investment.

Equiwatt incentivises consumers to save energy at peak times through an app-based rewards scheme, by using smart meter data to monitor household energy use and automatically turn-off appliances to reduce demand during peak events.

Energy Launchpad selected Equiwatt to help the firm prepare for further investment and scale up their customer base.

Providing support with Business Model Innovation, a review of the Policy and Regulatory landscape, Digital Fitness Assessment, Consumer Insight and support with investor readiness.

Equiwatt secured over £300,000 in investment to progress scale up plans through a funding round involving the North East Venture Fund.

  • Progress the TRL of their digital platform from 3 to 4
  • Increase the number of registered users ten-fold
  • Find new potential commercial partners to further develop their business proposition
  • Secure £310,000 of funding to invest in marketing, development and growth of the team
  • Accelerate their business plans by about six months.
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Collaborate with us

Energy Launchpad works with start-ups, propelling them step-by-step through technical validation towards commercial vindication.

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Energy System Catapult helps turn innovators into entrepreneurs by offering affordable expertise to scale up your business.

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