UK offers £10m to bring green energy to Africa and South Asia

Projects must address the World Energy Council’s ‘Energy Trilemma’: cost, emissions and security of supply

Bids invited for share of £12.5m for energy efficient buildings

Projects should deliver new built assets 50% faster and 33% cheaper as well as halve the lifetime carbon emissions

UK businesses granted £8m for smart energy and transport tech

A total of 13 firms will share the funding to scale up and commercialise new technologies

Smart energy system designs and demonstrators offered £41.5m

Demonstration projects must be based in a large UK location such as a medium-sized town

Government launches fund for smart energy systems

The fund’s first round will see recipients receive a share of £41.5 million

Robots battle in nuclear clean-up challenge

Five projects have been awarded a total of £8.5 million to develop robots that can tackle some of Sellafield’s most radioactive hotspots. The robots controlled by smart auto navigation systems made it through to the final stages from a shortlist of 15, each receiving up to £1.5 million to build prototype demonstrators for testing in a simulated […]

New £7m initiative to trial vehicle-to-grid charging

A new initiative to develop a large-scale domestic trial of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging in the UK has been launched. ChargePoint Services, Energy Saving Trust, Octopus Energy, Open Energi, Navigant and UK Power Networks plan to roll out the electric vehicle (EV) charging technology this year. The £7 million project will install 135 V2G chargers in […]

New funding available for bright environmental ideas

Young people with innovative business ideas, including those to tackle environmental issues, can now apply for support. A new scheme run by the Prince’s Trust and Innovate UK is offering financial assistance and expert coaching to 18 to 30-year-olds able to commit 15 hours a week to their innovation. The partners say funding will be […]

Power cable project offered £1m to cut energy waste

Innovate UK has offered a £1 million grant for a project to develop efficient cables to cut costs and reduce emissions from the transmission sector. The new cable technology has been invented by developer Enertechnos, which has been joined by a number of partners including equipment supplier Eland Cables. The project will use the long […]

Subsea developer secures funding for AI maintenance

A UK subsea technology developer has secured funding from Innovate UK to develop a 3D visualisation system for offshore maintenance. Rovco will use the money as part of its artificial intelligence (AI) offshore inspection demonstrator project, which aims to increase efficiency, reduce costs and minimise risks. It will work in partnership with the Offshore Renewable […]