Detailed Designs of Smart, Local Energy Systems competition webinar, 1 February

Posted on: 22/01/2019

In advance of this competition due to open in the summer, join a webinar giving details of the funding programme and how you can get involved.


UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will be launching the £28m Detailed Designs of Smart, Local Energy Systems competition this summer as part of the ISCF Prospering from the Energy Revolution Programme.

UKRI, in collaboration with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), is hosting a webinar on 1 February to allow you to hear about the new funding programme and how you can get involved.

The world is embarking on a revolution in how energy is supplied.  Over the coming decades at least $2 trillion each year will be invested around the world in the transition to low-carbon power, transport, heat and localised, digitally-connected energy systems.  The UK has world-leading energy and environmental researchers, businesses, policy, regulation, technologies, infrastructure and innovators.  Integrating these through a smart local energy systems approach will give the UK the opportunity to develop an industry built around delivering new consumer-friendly energy services and markets that are cheaper, cleaner, flexible, and more resilient to environmental and social change.

The “Prospering from the Energy Revolution” Challenge Fund will support industry, academia, public bodies, and local communities to develop a world-leading, smart local energy systems industry in the UK.  The government expects this industry to be worth billions of pounds by the early 2020s, supporting tens of thousands of new high-value jobs associated with design, testing, manufacture, financing, installation and operation of new energy products and services across the wider low-carbon energy economy.

This competition will fund the development of detailed designs for smart, local energy systems which integrate heat, power and transport in an intelligent way.  Projects will be eligible to apply for up to £2m grant with matched funding.

The webinar will give potential applicants advanced sight of the opportunity to maximise the time available to build consortia and project ideas.  Further briefing events will take place when the competition opens in the summer.

To register for the webinar, click here.


If you are interested in attending one of the briefing events, registration links are below.  There is a webcast being run at the London event for anyone unable to attend in person.

30 April – London

30 April – webcast

1 May – Cardiff

2 May – Manchester

8 May – Belfast

9 May – Edinburgh


Please find the links to the materials from all of the events below:

30th April, London
1st May, Cardiff
2nd May, Manchester
8th May, Belfast
9th May, Edinburgh

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