Innovate UK KTN supports the SuperSolar Network Plus with the Head of Infrastructure acting as Chair to the Network Industrial Advisory Group. Through this group, and programmes such as Energy Catalyst as described above, we are actively brokering B2B and B2A linkages.
In addition, Innovate UK KTN’s lead for Energy Systems was a contributing author to the 2019 UKERC Solar Commission report.
We sat on the steering group of The Solar Commission to deliver the report “A bright future: opportunities for UK innovation in solar energy” which was fed into government.
Innovate UK KTN also sits on the advisory board of The Centre for Photonics Expertise which covers much of solar energy research across the UK and aims to link businesses with photonics support.
SBRI: Zero Emission Generators (ZE-Gen) Demonstrator for ODA countries
Opens: 06/11/2023 Closes: 13/12/2023
Organisations can apply for a share of £2m inc VAT to develop renewable integrated replacements for fossil fuel generators in ODA countries.
Zero Emission Generators (ZE-Gen) Accelerator Phase 1: Discover
Opens: 20/11/2023 Closes: 31/01/2024
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £2m for feasibility studies to replace fossil fuel generators with renewables in Nigeria or the Philippines.
2024 Ashden awards for climate innovation in the UK and Global South
Opens: 14/11/2023 Closes: 25/01/2024
The Ashden Awards bring publicity, grants and connections to outstanding climate solutions, either in the UK or ODA countries.
Related Events and Recordings
Announcing the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund, Phase 3
The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) confirms plans to launch £185 million third phase of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF).
Highlights from the Global Alliance Africa South Africa Energy Catalyst Competition Information Event
On 8th March, Innovate UK KTN hosted a briefing and Q&A session side event at Africa Energy Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa with the aim of providing information on the £10 million Energy Catalyst Round 10 and the funding call opportunities currently available.