UK could benefit £220m from wind collaboration with China

The UK could benefit by as much as £220 million from collaborating on innovative offshore wind opportunities with China. The UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, China’s Tus-Wind and TusPark Newcastle have agreed to work together to establish a UK-China technology growth accelerator. This aims to advance offshore wind technology, boost innovation amongst UK small and […]

Eastern Europe steps up gas supply collaboration

A number of Central and South-Eastern European countries have agreed to reinforce collaboration on work to expand the safe and affordable supply of gas across the region. Nine EU Member States, including Greece, Hungary, Italy and Romania, form the Co-operation under the Commission Initiative on Central and South-Eastern European Energy Connectivity (CESEC), which aims to […]

Scotland and Japan team up on underwater research

Scotland and Japan have announced a new agreement to help both countries capitalise on subsea technology opportunities. Scottish Enterprise and The Nippon Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together and invest in research and development within the sector. The projects will predominantly address challenges faced by the Japanese industry, with Scotland using […]

Knowledge sharing deal goes nuclear

The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have signed a deal to advance global nuclear research. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Co-operative Activities aims to better identify global research needs in the sector, taking into consideration the perspectives of utilities, regulators, government organisations and the wider industry. The two […]

‘Energy networks need more SME innovation’

Energy networks are adopting innovations from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) but more needs to be done. That’s according to new research from the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) and the Energy Systems Catapult, which have studied how key players in the industry are working with SMEs to develop new technologies and business models. The survey showed 80% of […]