Fund title: Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator
Focus of fund/fund aims:
Funding and support for technology developers and industry to develop innovative solutions to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, enhance competitiveness and lower costs
First deadline: 31 January 2018
The Carbon Trust has announced a new £9.2 million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) with funding from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Over the next four years the IEEA will aim to lower costs and increase the number of available energy-efficient technologies for a range of industrial sectors, through demonstration of near-to-market innovations.
The programme is open to all sectors and is technology neutral, targeting near-commercial innovations that will have the largest cross-sectoral impact on industrial energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.
The IEEA will support technology developers and industrial players including: tailored incubation support; co-funding; brokerage activities to help industry join forces with technology developers; and a ‘fast track’ process for industrial companies already engaged with a technology developer and looking for funding and advice to help run a demonstration.
Match funding will be required and the level is dependent on whether the work is classified as industrial research or experimental development.
There is a webinar recording on the website and a series of workshops to provide more information about the programme.