The North East Energy Catalyst is launching an Energy Innovation Challenge that could see SMEs secure up to £20,000 of investment and an additional £20,000 funding towards the development and commercialisation of their ideas, as well as business support to help bring the project to market.
The first challenge will be launched at an event on 20 March and will focus on finding scalable solutions for decentralised and decarbonised energy.
A panel of industry experts from Northern Powergrid, Northumbrian Water and North of Tyne Combined Authority will set the context for the challenge.
The programme is coordinated by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP), supported by the Innovation SuperNetwork (ISN), on behalf of the North East Energy Catalyst.
Sign up for the launch here