Energy Catalyst Briefing and Brokerage by Innovate UK

Since 2014, the Energy Catalyst has invested more than £147 million in over 360 projects in 8 different rounds to improve lives across Africa and Asia. Join us in Glasgow on 11 May to learn more about the programme and find potential partners.

Event Details


11.00 - 13.30


SEC Glasgow
Exhibition Way
Glasgow G3 8YW

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Ambitious organisations interested in applying to future rounds of Energy Catalyst funding are invited to join Innovate UK and Innovate UK KTN to learn more about the programme and find potential partners.

Energy Catalyst accelerates innovation needed to end energy poverty. Through financial and advisory support and building strategic partnerships that uncover new insights, Energy Catalyst helps bring to market technologies and business models that can improve lives in Africa and Asia.

Since it started in 2014, it has invested more than £147 million in over 360 projects in 8 different rounds. The Catalyst is hoping to launch new funding soon, making All-Energy the perfect location to talk more about the programme and provide opportunities for companies to pitch to potential partners (with collaborative applications being a necessity for mid – late-stage project applications). Those not pitching are encouraged to listen to information about the programme and watch the pitches.

“What we think is most interesting about this programme is that Sub-Saharan Africa and South/South East Asia have a lot of similar challenges to the UK in that they are moving to a decentralised energy system based on renewables but they don’t have the legacy infrastructure to get in the way. We are keen to engage more SMEs working in the wider energy systems space to encourage them to look at this as a new opportunity.”

Alice Goodbrook, Innovation Lead | Energy, Innovate UK

There will be a general networking lunch at the end of the session so come, make sure you don’t miss out!


  • Introduction from Innovate UK
  • Overview of the Energy Catalyst Programme
  • Case studies – Presentations from companies that have successfully applied to Energy Catalyst previously including Oaktec Engineering and SolarisKit
  • What makes a good application? – Innovate UK KTN
  • Pitching opportunities for companies looking for partners
  • Networking

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