Enabling a smarter, more efficient energy system is a priority for Government and in the Upgrading our energy system: smart systems and flexibility plan published in July 2017, the Government committed up to £70m to smart energy system innovation. Across Government, Innovate UK, Research Councils, and BEIS expect to invest around £265m in smart systems research, development, and demonstration. As part of this commitment, within the BEIS Energy Innovation Programme, BEIS expects to invest up to £70m in the smart energy systems innovation theme.
The Call: UK / Canada Joint Smart Energy Systems Challenge
As electric vehicles, smart devices, storage systems, remote connectivity and the like become more commonplace, the demands placed on our electricity grids are highly complex and very different from when they were built.
Through this Smart Energy Systems Challenge the UK and Canada are jointly offering over £11m (Canadian $20m) to develop the best smart energy systems, including grids and storage, for the needs of the 21st Century, supporting the UK’s Industrial Strategy’s Clean Growth Grand Challenge around smart systems for the future.
The Challenge will look for innovators from any sector who can bring disruptive technologies or new thinking to develop clean, robust and flexible power grids and energy systems which will anticipate and meet the needs of networks around the world, looking ahead to 2030 and beyond.
13:00 Registration and Networking lunch
14:00 Welcome and Introduction – Louise Jones, KTN
14:15 Mission Innovation
14:25 Canadian Perspectives on the Challenge
14:35 UK Perspectives on the Challenge
14:45 Challenge Objectives
14:30 Challenge Structure
14:45 Application Form and Guidance Document
16:15 Close and optional networking
To register or find out more click here