Energy Game Changer- Innovate UK

posted 8 Jan 2016

Innovate UK in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network will be hosting two brokerage events to promote their new competition, Energy Game Changer. This event will be an opportunity to find out more about the competition and to connect with potential collaborators across the supply chain. 

What is the opportunity?

The energy sector is one of the most highly regulated, capital-intensive and risk averse industrial sectors in the world, with new technologies invariably taking 10 years or more to get to market.

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.5 million in technical feasibility studies to encourage new entrants to the energy sector and stimulate the adoption of disruptive technologies which will tackle long-standing challenges faced by the sector. Innovate UK are therefore seeking to fund game-changing technologies that will solve selected challenges defined by sector specialists, either by the development of completely new ideas or through technology transfer from other sectors. 

The three themes of the competition will broadly focus on:

  • Taking inspection to the limit- inspection, characterisation and clean up of energy infrastructure operating in aggressive environments without human intervention. 
  • Dealing with data- collecting, analysing and visualising big data to optimise energy efficiency and reduce costs
  • Engaging in energy- changing peoples perceptions of energy and optimizing their use of it

Who should attend?

This event is free to attend and will be open to any organisation with an interest in solving these energy challenges. We are particularly looking for innovative proposals led by businesses from outside the energy sector such as, automotive, defence, aerospace, creative industries, telecommunications and space. We believe this will require expertise in areas such as: inspection, ICT, digital, sensors, virtual reality, gaming, robotics, autonomous vehicles and high value manufacturing/materials. However energy companies are eligible to be a partner within a consortium. The consortium can also be led by companies within the energy sector who can solve the challenges through technology transfer, for example, transferring knowledge from offshore wind to oil and gas i.e. the energy company is developing their technology to be applied in an area of the energy sector where they haven't previously been involved.

To register for the brokerage events, please click on the links below

23rd February 2016- Glasgow

25th February 2016- London

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