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Funding news - 06/02/2017

Launch of the 2017 UK Energy Innovation Awards

The UK Energy Innovation Awards celebrate ground-breaking pioneers who are working to develop the next generation of energy products and services to benefit the wider industry, customers and the environment.

The Awards provide an opportunity to showcase creative talent and innovative thinking in front of an influential audience, while also being 'a shop window' for more developed concepts.

Winning an Energy Innovation Award may enable innovative businesses or individuals to achieve growth and accelerate their product or service to market successfully.

Nominees will benefit from exposure to the UK’s largest gas and electricity network operators, all of whom are committed to identifying new technologies and turning them into commercial reality.

Innovators, their advisors or clients can nominate in one or more of the following categories:

  • Best Electricity Network Improvement
  • Best Gas Network Improvement
  • Best Innovation Implemented by or Adopted by a Utility Contractor
  • Best Innovation Contributing to Customer Quality and Reliability of Electricity Supply
  • Best Innovation Contributing to Customer Quality and Reliability of Gas Supply
  • International Trade
  • Best Offshore Renewables Innovation
  • Best Safety Improvement
  • Environmental Impact
  • Best Smart Grid Innovation
  • University Technology
  • Losses Award

Innovators and inventors operating a business in the UK's energy sector and those undertaking innovations that will have a positive impact on the country's environment may enter the Awards.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held at the Titanic Hotel, Liverpool on Thursday 28 September 2017.

Entries are now open for the 2017 Awards. The deadline for submitting entries is Friday 28 April 2017.

See the programme website for more details.

Source:, 06/02/2017

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