Against an overarching low carbon agenda, our mission is to support the development of UK innovation to deliver clean, accessible and secure energy & water systems through a digitally enabled construction sector and so provide smart, resilient and successful cities and communities.
Our current focus in this area
The Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network is a collaborative community of technology developers and end-users from multiple sectors.
Our focus is on transforming the construction industry by adopting modern methods of construction, and decarbonising.
The Decarbonising Ports & Harbours Innovation Network’s overarching objective is to raise the profile of the critical part ports and harbours need to play in Maritime transport’s transition to net zero by 2050 and accelerate this transition by giving clear direction.
What makes our modern lives relatively easy, interconnected and seamless is this seldom thought of, but very vital soft infrastructure – the electromagnetic spectrum.
The Hydrogen Innovation Network (formerly SIG) is creating a non-competitive advisory group to pool knowledge from existing hydrogen communities to validate views on the current challenges to enabling low-carbon hydrogen production at scale and cost.
Innovate UK Business Connect supports activities across the nuclear landscape including existing generation, new build and decommissioning and waste management. There are also strong links with the fusion energy community.
SBRI: Decarbonising concrete
Opens: 08/01/2024 Closes: 04/03/2024
Organisations can apply for a share of £3m inc VAT to develop solutions to accelerate decarbonising concrete.
Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 3: Spring 2024
Opens: 29/01/2024 Closes: 19/04/2024
Grant funding for feasibility and engineering studies, and for the deployment of industrial energy efficiency and deep decarbonisation projects.
Innovation Exchange challenge: Safely making probe holes for subterranean gas inspection
Opens: 05/02/2024 Closes: 15/03/2024
Cadent seek alternative approaches to forming small holes in hard footpath and roads, to enable potential underground gas leaks to be located.
Global Cement and Concrete Association: Innovandi Open Challenge 2024
Opens: 19/02/2024 Closes: 15/04/2024
GCCA are looking for start-ups working on Carbon Capture Use and Storage for low carbon concrete.
Horizon Europe: Clean and competitive solutions for all transport modes
Opens: 07/12/2023 Closes: 18/04/2024
Research and innovation across all transport modes sought, for the EU to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and reduce air pollution by 2050
Empire Technology Prize for heating tall buildings in New York
Opens: 08/01/2024 Closes: 22/03/2024
The Empire Technology Prize seeks groundbreaking solutions to tackle the greatest single source of GHG emissions from New York’s tall buildings – heating.
Related Events and Recordings
Fast Followers accelerate towards Net Zero
Innovate UK is funding 21 Local Authorities across the UK to accelerate progress towards hitting Net Zero targets.
Department for Transport and High Speed Rail partner launch 2023 First of a Kind Rail Competition
The Department for Transport (DfT) and High Speed Rail partner are launching a new Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition to accelerate innovation in the UK rail sector and enable technologies to be readily and efficiently integrated into the railway system.