The British Government is investing in a new Prospering from the Energy Revolution Challenge. UK Research and Innovation has announced further details of its fund for research and industry to develop future smart energy systems and prove their use at scale.
The energy revolution challenge will bring together businesses working with the best research and expertise. Together they will develop and demonstrate new approaches to provide cleaner, cheaper and more resilient energy. This includes providing energy in ways that consumers want by linking low-carbon power, heating and transport systems with energy storage and advanced IT to create intelligent, local energy systems and services.
This is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.3 areas of investment
The funding will be available for three area; smart local energy systems demonstrators and designs; Innovative Accelerator Fund and Research Integration Services.
The Innovation Accelerator Fund will develop and commercialize smart local energy system products and services, and engage with the best international research and innovation opportunities.
Concerning the Research and Integration Services, a world-leading, inter-disciplinary research program will be commissioned to work alongside the Energy Systems Catapult. The program will provide coordination and technical support to demonstration and design projects.