UK innovation catapults receive £780m funding boost

They support sectors and technologies that are expected to be in high demand in the years ahead

New initiative to support clean energy businesses

A new initiative that aims to create a support network for the clean energy business and entrepreneur community is being launched in the US. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is providing $3.2 million (£1.9m) for the National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy (NIICE), which will provide assistance and training services in order to bring […]

$40m US funding to get cars off oil hook

Scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs in the United States could get a slice of funding worth $40 million (£26.5m) to develop efficient technologies that can help shift cars and trucks off oil. The cash from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will be given to two new programmes for cleaner and cheaper transport […]

Bioenergy entrepreneurs get £292,000 boost

DECC has announced seven British entrepreneurs who have won a share of £292,000 for innovation in bioenergy. The investment is part of the Government’s £2 million competition launched in October last year aimed specifically at bioenergy production on wetlands. This includes harvesting and energy generation methods using plants already grown that would otherwise go to […]

£2m grant for innovation in bioenergy

The Government has announced a £2 million scheme today aimed at encouraging innovation in bioenergy. Entrepreneurs can bid for a share of the investment which is specifically directed towards bioenergy production on wetlands. These areas are currently maintained in Britain to provide a better environment for wildlife and harvested materials from these sites can be […]

Are you the next Green Genius?

The Government has announced a £3million grant for the next Green Genius – or ‘Greenius’ – in an effort to help drive the nation’s green growth. The national competition is designed to support entrepreneurs working on green technologies and business models that will enhance food, water and energy security. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced […]