ACT NOW: ES Catapult offers support for SME innovators on Zero Carbon places

Energy Systems Catapult is launching an innovator challenge call in collaboration with Places for People, Geovation and Pineapple Partners. It is offering ailored business incubation and acceleration support for small companies developing products and services targeted at Zero Carbon housing solutions, smart buildings and estates.

It says the challenge could include innovators working on:

  • Integrating innovative low carbon generation or infrastructure technologies into the building or estate fabric
  • Zero carbon domestic heating solutions
  • Leveraging data from end users, infrastructure and networks to create new services and business models that accelerate the transition to net zero
  • Enabling active, interoperable control systems that deliver more efficient and flexible operation of the whole building & estate energy system
  • Delivering better living environments.
  • Microgrid solutions.
  • Data Services that improve forecasting, balancing and investment decisions or provide user centric recommendations relating to energy as a service, optimising energy distribution efficiency, local area energy planning (LAEP) decisions, optimisation of investment costs or building usage & utilisation through better end user experience

The  Innovator Support Platform offers SMEs access to advanced energy system expertise from across the Catapult alongside a wider network of around 40 firms offering a range of specialist business support.

A shortlist of SMEs will be generated and must be available to attend a workshop at the Catapult innovation hub in Birmingham on 5-6 May 2020.  Closing date for applications is noon on the 30 March 2020.

Apply here

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