Thermal Energy Systems
Innovate UK KTN supports the heating and cooling industries in the UK including the electrification of heat (heat pumps, storage heaters, dry heating systems), heat networks (infrastructure, heat exchangers, heat network optimisation) and low carbon gases (hydrogen, biogas and other green gases).
Heating and cooling generation and storage for domestic, commercial and industrial use are also supported including CHP (combined heat and power), solar thermal and ground and air source heat pumps, phase change heat storage, inter seasonal storage and more traditional water storage systems.
Innovate UK KTN’s focus over the last few years has been the industrial sector to help the manufacturing industries to reduce their carbon emissions. The majority of their emissions are created through the generation of the high-grade heat needed for their industrial processes. We have supported, and continue to support, a number of BEIS funding programmes to support the reduction of carbon related to heating.
The future focus will be on reducing the carbon emissions associated with cooling required for domestic, commercial and industrial sectors. Innovate UK KTN is working with Innovate UK to develop their future programme in this area.
Innovate UK Fast Start Net Zero Living Digital
Opens: 02/01/2024 Closes: 24/01/2024
UK registered small and micro businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop data driven digital applications solving challenges in delivering net zero.
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.
Innovate UK Smart Grants September 2023
Opens: 28/09/2023 Closes: 17/01/2024
Apply for a share of up to £25m for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy.
Related Events and Recordings
HydroGenerally - Episode 7: Hydrogen for Heat
Listen to this discussion on why using hydrogen for heat is so important, and explore the opportunities and challenges in this sector, with Innovate UK KTN’s Steffan Eldred and Jenni McDonnell MBE, who are joined by special guest Jeff House from Baxi Boilers.
Fast Followers accelerate towards Net Zero
Innovate UK is funding 21 Local Authorities across the UK to accelerate progress towards hitting Net Zero targets.