Global Business Innovation Programme with Israel - Renewable Energy
The GBIP will support the development of collaborations between UK businesses and Israeli partners to take advantage of future collaborative activities.
Briefings from sector and market experts, help to find business partners, advice on best practice, market visit with pre-arranged meetings and activities, bespoke one-to-one support from an Innovate UK EDGE innovation and growth specialist.
Note: This opportunity is fully funded support and not monetary funding.
Up to 15 high-growth innovative businesses take part in each Innovate UK Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP). They are supported intensively by an innovation and growth specialist whilst exploring and exploiting the collaboration, growth and innovation opportunities that exist in a specific business market around a specific theme, from Agritech to AI. The GBIP provides detailed market knowledge, introductions and cultural insight that SMEs would find difficult to obtain themselves.
If you are an innovative UK business looking to explore international partnership opportunities to help bring your ideas to commercialisation or may have a new technology, service, process or supply chain model which could be of interest to Renewable Energy in Israel to help achieve their energy climate goals – then this programme is for you.
Find out how our GBIP with Israel can help your business grow.
A GBIP has three stages:
Prepare for the market
Preparing for the market includes the cohort being briefed by sector and market experts on, for example, cultural aspects of conducting business in that country. Delegates receive help to find business partners and arrange meetings and are advised on best practice including the management and protection of their intellectual property.
Visiting the market
Visiting the market provides opportunities to attend pre-arranged meetings and activities in order to better understand and maximise the opportunities that the visit presents.
Exploiting the opportunity
Exploiting the opportunity is arguably the most important aspect of the programme. To maximise the opportunity, participating companies are given bespoke one-to-one support from an Innovate UK EDGE innovation and growth specialist to help develop and implement an action plan.
The Global Business Innovation Programme operates on a competitive basis and businesses selected are required to participate in all three stages (some or all of which may be online).
To apply, you must be a UK based innovation-led company with ambitions to grow and internationalise, with fewer than 500 employees. You must be able to attend and complete all activities.
Why Israel? Israel is home to a dynamic community of renewable energy innovators. The renewable energy industry in Israel is growing rapidly and is attracting international players to establish research partnerships. The Israeli energy market is changing at a pace and poses opportunities for innovative solutions that have applicability worldwide.
We are looking for businesses that focus on delivering solutions for renewable energy in Israel and UK SMEs in Renewable Energy, including:
- Energy systems integrating solar
- Local energy systems, including storage
- Clean fuels for transport and industry, including hydrogen
The programme will support the development of collaborations between UK businesses and Israeli partners to take advantage of future collaborative activities.
Application deadline Monday 10th July 2023 at 5pm
Pre-visit Workshop: 26 – 27 September 2023
Innovation Visit: 15 – 20 October 2023
Post-visit Workshop: January 2024
If you have a question, or need assistance with your application, please contact Innovate UK EDGE London at firstname.lastname@example.org.