24 Jun 2015

The Innovate UK Energy Catalyst will accelerate innovation by providing investment and support at the time, in the way and at the scale innovators need it. It will help stimulate and support innovation at all stages through to commercial readiness and bring the best ideas, processes, products and skills to the UK energy supply chain to make it globally competitive.

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The Energy Catalyst has been established by Innovate UK, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Funding of up to £14m is available for the second round

Three categories of grant are available:

•Early-stage award: Technical feasibility
•Mid-stage awards: Technology development
•Late-stage awards: Pre-commercial technology validation

The Energy Catalyst supports businesses and research organisations, including academia, to respond to challenges across the energy sector. It will fund projects delivering innovative solutions that address all elements of the energy ‘trilemma’.

The Energy Catalyst can fund projects from early concept stage through to pre-commercial technology validation, based upon innovation that incorporates, for example:

•new technologies or enhancement of existing technologies
•components, sub-systems or systems
•integrated whole system approaches
•enabling technologies for the energy system

For more information visit  https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk

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