Up to £19.5 million grant funding will be available over 2 calls to:
Support innovation in novel CCUS technology increasing its technology and commercial readiness level (TRL & CRL) demonstrate and de-risk next generation CCUS technologies to allow it to deploy commercially from 2025 reduce the cost of deploying CCUS and create competitive pressure on current available technology.
Lot 1 Mid Stage CCUS innovation for projects developing and piloting mid-stage (TRL 3-5) CCUS innovation. For Lot 1 BEIS will consider grant applications of up to £1 million.
If you intend to apply, you must confirm via email email@example.com by 5pm on 31 July 2021, find out more by clicking ‘full information’ below.
Lot 2 Late Stage CCUS innovation for projects developing late-stage (TRL 6-8) CCUS technology, particularly demonstrating at intermediate (~100 tonnes CO2 per day) scale or greater at site. For Lot 2 BEIS will consider grant applications of up to £5 million.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas. All proposals must be business focused.
Applications can come from any area of technology and be applied to any part of the economy, such as, but not exclusively:
Whilst we welcome projects that overlap with the grand challenge areas this is not a requirement, as we are also keen to support projects in other areas.
The Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 (HYS2) competition is the follow on from the highly successful Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply (HS1)  competition and aims to accelerate the development of a wide range of innovative low-carbon hydrogen supply solutions to enable development of a hydrogen economy compatible with net zero targets.
The Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 (HYS2) competition is the follow on from the highly successful Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply (HS1)  competition and aims to accelerate the development of a wide range of innovative low-carbon hydrogen supply solutions to enable development of a hydrogen economy compatible with net zero targets
The aim of this competition is to match the best UK scientists and cutting-edge facilities with businesses that have analysis or measurement problems.
Your proposal must describe a measurement or analysis problem, that will help improve your businesses productivity or competitiveness and an estimate of the value to your business of solving it.
The SMART:SCOTLAND grant is one of our research and development (R&D) grants that aims to support high risk, highly ambitious projects.
It covers conducting feasibility studies. It’s only available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs)* based in Scotland and supports activities that have a commercial endpoint.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £7 million from the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Programme in innovation projects.
These projects must have the potential to significantly impact the 2025 UK Plastics Pact targets in the long term, and address widely known problems related to plastic packaging for consumer products.
Your proposal must:
Innovate UK’s Driving the Electric Revolution challenge, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £250,000 in projects building talent for the future.
The aim of this competition is to fund several ideas that quickly fill immediate gaps in skills, talent and training for the power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) industry.
Your proposal must deliver a clear game-changing intervention, which would realistically and significantly meet a UK PEMD talent requirement.
This is a competition to help Scottish businesses develop innovative solutions that can support the decarbonisation of Heavy Duty Vehicles and Scotland’s green recovery.
Funded by Transport Scotland and managed by Scottish Enterprise as a national, Scotland CAN DO innovation challenge call, it’s open to any eligible organisation in Scotland.
Grant support for 100% of the eligible project costs is available. This will allow companies to undertake detailed design and assess the technical and commercial feasibility of their proposed solution over a period of 3 to 5 months, with projects completing by the end of March 2022.
The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme allows a UK registered business or not-for-profit organisation (which we will refer to collectively as the ‘business partner’ from now on) to partner with a UK higher education (HE) or further education (FE) institution, RTO or Catapult (which we will refer to as the ‘knowledge base partner’).
This new partnership brings new skills and the latest academic thinking into the business partner to deliver a specific, strategic innovation project. The knowledge base partner will recruit 1 or 2 graduates (known as ‘associates’) to work on the project.
The overarching challenge: The design, development, and demonstration of cost-effective wave energy converter systems for electrical power production that can survive in the harsh and unpredictable ocean environment.
The call will be open until 1 October. A free-of-charge webinar will be held on 13 July (9.30-11am UK time), to provide potential applicants with full details of the call requirements, eligibility conditions and evaluation criteria. An online brokerage tool is also available until 20 July, to facilitation consortia building.
EQUANS, part of the ENGIE Group, is looking for SME’s with innovative solutions to decarbonise heat who are interested in corporate strategic investment.Through this iX challenge, EQUANS is looking for innovations that address typical heat decarbonisation challenge pain points as well as those that validate the provenance of low carbon fuels and allow heat networks to integrate with other energy systems.
Through this iX challenge, EQUANS, part of the ENGIE Group, is looking for SME’s with innovative solutions that create smarter and greener places who are interested in corporate strategic investment, with innovations across energy, mobility and infrastructure that enable smarter and greener places. Alongside technical innovations, EQUANS is interested in educational tools that help to promote behavioural change in communities, supporting democratisation in achieving decarbonisation.
Through this iX challenge, EQUANS, part of the ENGIE Group, is looking for SME’s with innovative tools for the built environment who are interested in corporate strategic investment, with innovations across energy, mobility and infrastructure that enable smarter and greener places. Alongside technical innovations, EQUANS is interested in educational tools that help to promote behavioural change in communities, supporting democratisation in achieving decarbonisation.
These solutions could provide insight, action or outcomes as they increase the connectivity and flexibility of the built environment. Examples include:
EQUANS, part of the ENGIE Group, is looking for SME’s with innovative industrial decarbonisation solutions who are interested in corporate strategic investment. Through this iX challenge, EQUANS is looking for disruptive tools that will support the end to end process from identifying, appraising and developing net zero opportunities through to deploying and monitoring these net zero initiatives in action.
EQUANS hopes to co-develop solutions alongside its customers that contribute to their strategic outcomes, reduce carbon, optimise energy usage, improve process efficiency or support the development of a circular economy. Examples include:
This procurement takes the form of a pre-commercial procurement (PCP). In a PCP, R&D service contracts are awarded to several R&D service providers in parallel to progressively develop solutions in a phased approach. This allows the procurers to compare several design solutions in a competitive environment.
The EuropeWave PCP combines the phased approach of the PCP model, a stage-gated industrial development process, and an international evaluation and guidance framework for ocean energy technology.
Each selected operator will be awarded a framework agreement that covers up to three R&D phases:
Phase 1: Concept development
Phase 2: Design/modelling
Phase 3: Open-sea deployment & testing programme
The EIC Accelerator supports individual Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), in particular Startups and spinout companies to develop and scaleup game-changing innovations. In some cases small mid-caps (up to 500 employees) are supported.
Stream 1 would be for technologies currently at TRL 6/7– aiming to demonstrate the capability of first-of-a-kind energy storage facilities through actual demonstrations in operational environments.
Stream 2 would be for technologies currently at TRL 4/5 – aiming to demonstrate first-of-a-kind energy storage system prototypes in relevant or operational environments. This aims to build a pipeline of longer duration energy storage systems to be commercially deployed, leveraging the benefits achieved through Stream 1.