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Do you have an energy reduction technology concept that is ready to be demonstrated in industry?

The Carbon Trust has launched an Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA), funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The IEEA is a funding programme designed to support partnerships between developers of energy efficient technologies and industrial companies willing to test technologies on-site. The programme is open to projects from all UK industry sectors that can demonstrate either a novel technology (targeting Technology Readiness Level 5-8), or the use of an established technology in a novel way.

Being involved in the BEIS IEEA will allow promising innovators to demonstrate their technology in an operational environment and increase confidence from potential users. The BEIS IEEA also provides forward-looking industrial companies with an opportunity to implement pioneering technologies with decreased risk and capital cost. 

A total of £9.2m in funding will be available through the programme, primarily for funding demonstration projects1. Successful applicants should expect to receive between 40-60% of required funding for their project, with IEEA contributions typically between £150,000 and £1,000,000 per project – the remainder to be provided by the applicant. There is scope for a small number of exceptional projects to receive more than £1,000,000. 

Where appropriate, innovators will also receive project de-risking and incubation support to help them deploy successful projects, build a sales pipeline, hone their sales message and raise finance.

Do you have an energy reduction technology concept that is ready to be demonstrated in industry?

Are you from a forward-thinking industrial site that could be interested in demonstrating an innovative new technology that will reduce your energy costs?

If the answer to either of these is yes, then the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s £9.2 million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) could be of interest to you.

Key facts

  • The BEIS IEEA is competition designed to help identify new energy efficient technologies and accelerate their deployment in UK industry
  • Our key focus is on innovations with large cross-sector energy and carbon reduction impact, either from novel technologies or known technologies in new sectors
  • The target areas include all industrial and manufacturing sectors in the UK — this includes datacentres, water utilities and the waste sector

Target sectors include manufacturing, data centres, and the waste sector

  • The programme is open to private sector companies and universities; public sector bodies are not eligible
  • Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis, with awards of up to £1m for 10-15 projects (40-60% capital support of eligible costs)

BEIS IEEA Phase 2 will run from 1 February – 30 April 2019. The Carbon Trust is offering an application support service to all applicants; it is encouraged that you apply early to receive the full benefit of this service. Please submit your ideas for consideration now.

Technology developers and industrial sites looking to demonstrate near-commercial innovations and access incubation support: