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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


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Answer Innovation Calls and Challenges

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

Opportunities
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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*.

Register here
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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.

Sign up now

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

Resources


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. 

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The Funding Finder

Find relevant funding for your innovative idea via our interactive tool.


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Testing Facilities Map

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


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Single Industry Calendar

Access upcoming industry key dates and events, all in one place.


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Industry Guides


Access our innovator guides, including guides to the energy industry, IP, Funding and more.

Guide to IP & NIA projects

Guide to intellectual property and IP
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Testing & demo facilities

Energy sector testing and demonstration facilities
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Guide to the energy industry

Guide to the GB energy industry
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Innovator guide to funding

Guide to funding
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NEW: Ultimate guide to the UK energy industry

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Get Involved or Provide Feedback 


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Innovator Impact Panel

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

Get in touch
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Share your experience or voice a concern

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

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Innovator Insights

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

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More about the support offered by the EIC:

Watch our short video for more information about all of the support that we provide to innovators.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.

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Our Industry Partners


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

Third party additional information and support 


ENA Industry strategies

View the latest industry strategies

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Ofgem Innovation Link

Regulation support (Ofgem Innovation Link)

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Funding (17)

Advice on R&D/Patent Box Tax Relief

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