Government launches £9m Energy Catalyst Funding Competition

Posted: 11/04/2016

Innovate UK announced that Round 4 of the Energy Catalyst funding competition is now open, making available £9 million in funding for projects that address current concerns for the UK energy industry.

The deadline for registration is dependent on the award, with the earliest closing date on 8 June 2016.

Proposed projects should address the three major challenges facing the energy industry:

  • low carbon
  • affordability
  • security of supply

The fund will be divided amongst the three types of award available:

  • early-stage award - technical feasibility
  • mid-stage awards - technology development
  • late-stage awards - pre-commercial technology validation

The Energy Catalyst is targeted at speeding up commercialisation of UK energy innovation, and was set up in 2013 by Innovate UK, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

The full Innovate UK press release can be found here