New UK partnership to boost sustainable innovation in the built environment

The UK Green Building Council and Innovation Gateway aim to help get green solutions and business models to market more quickly

Innovative UK oil and gas projects receive £300k

Three firms will collaborate with Scottish universities to develop technologies to solve industry challenges

Sky to invest £25m in new ideas to reduce plastic waste

Sky Ocean Ventures will support innovators and businesses developing new products that help solve the ocean plastic crisis

New York-Israel sign clean energy pact

They will support innovative clean technologies that could be commercialised in the global market

New EU rules agreed to monitor heavy duty vehicle emissions

It is is the first ever EU legislation focusing on the CO2 emissions from lorries, buses and coaches

Innovate UK celebrates International Women’s Day with new funding

Innovate UK is celebrating International Women’s Day with the announcement of new female-only funding coming later this year

Project launched to put the wind in offshore innovation

A joint industry project has been launched to investigate the next generation of wind turbine technology. It marks the second phase of a partnership between the Carbon Trust, the Scottish Government and 12 industry partners including E.ON, Shell, Statoil and Vattenfall. The organisations hope to overcome a number of common technical challenges relevant to commercial-scale […]

Futuristic offshore wind tech to hit the UK’s shores

The offshore wind industry could feature futuristic technologies like drone motherships, robots and 40-rotor turbines by 2050. That’s according to the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, which predicts offshore wind could become the backbone of the UK’s energy mix within 12 years, potentially meeting around a third of the UK’s electricity demand . It suggests […]

Green fund offers €30k innovation contest

A fund for green growth has launched a competition to find innovative new approaches to improving energy conservation, renewable energy and resource efficiency. The Green Growth Fund’s (GGF) ‘[email protected]’ contest hopes to find businesses, experienced start-ups, charities, research bodies or other relevant organisations with ideas to change current practices and demonstrate strong positive climate impacts. […]

UK-South Korea in £6m smart energy innovation partnership

The UK and the South Korea have announced a £6 million partnership for smart energy innovation. The programme will support development and demonstration projects on innovative smart energy technologies and business models, each one involving companies from both nations. They are said to be at similar stages in the development and deployment of smart systems, […]