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Innovator Support from the EIC

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Supporting innovators is at the heart of everything we do at the EIC.

That’s why we want to make it easier to get your ideas or products in front of our industry partners.

This page provides you with access to FREE information to take your ideas to the next level.

Innovation Opportunities


Answer Innovation Calls and Challenges

Propose your solution to industry opportunities: our Calls for InnovationChallenges. These are requests for innovation identified by our industry partners.


Register to submit a proposal

Submit your innovative idea or product that could benefit our industry partners, whether it requires development or is market ready, and we will review it*.


Join the EIC global innovation community

Our innovation community is FREE to join and you will be the first to hear about all upcoming opportunities, plus industry news.

*Whilst we can’t guarantee that all proposals will be taken forward to our industry partners, submitting proposals starts the innovation journey.


We have developed a range of tools to help you to access everything from funding for your ideas to testing and demonstration facilities and the latest industry events. 


Fund Discovery Sessions

Book a one-to-one session with our Stakeholder Engagement Lead to help you find relevant funding.


Testing Facilities Map

Search for UK testing and demonstration facilities with a range of capabilities.

Industry Guides

Access our guides for innovators, including guides to the energy industry, IP, testing facilities and more.

Ultimate Guide to the UK energy industry

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Guide to IP and NIA projects

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Guide to testing and demonstration facilities

Energy sector testing and demonstration facilities

Get Involved or Provide Feedback 


Innovator Impact Panel

Contact us about joining our panel of SME voices helping to shape the sector.


Share your experience or concern

Give us your thoughts and feedback your experiences of working with the industry.

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Innovator Insights Survey Report 2022

Your insights on working with energy companies. Here's how your feedback is changing the sector.

More about the support offered by the EIC:

Watch our videos to hear:

  • The support that we provide to innovators
  • What we do
  • Feedback from our innovator community
  • Our latest webinar, "An environmental perspective on the journey to net zero"

If you have any questions, please get in touch

Third party additional information and support 

ENA Industry strategies

View the latest industry strategies

Ofgem Innovation Link

Regulation support (Ofgem Innovation Link)

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Advice on R&D/Patent Box Tax Relief

Helpful links to our Partners' and Ofgem's open data portals:

Where portals are being developed, a link to the digitisation strategy is provided.

UK Power Networks
Northern Powergrid
Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks
National Grid
Northern Gas Networks
Cadent Gas