SBRI: Electric Vehicle Charging, Sustainable Energy Solutions

Funding opportunity:

SBRI: Electric Vehicle Charging, Sustainable Energy Solutions



Funder & programme:

City of Edinburgh Council – Programme for Government (Scottish Government)

Project total costs:

Up to £ 20,000 (Phase 1, feasibility study R&D);

Up to £ 100,000 (Phase 2, prototype development & testing)

Phase 1 opens:


Registration closes:


Competition closes:


The City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) has a number of off-street electric vehicle (EV) chargers. EV charging technology is improving but still doesn’t offer optimal smart city and smart grid solutions. Edinburgh needs an integrated innovation energy solution that can cater for future mass market potential.

Projects should offer smart grid, storage and generation capabilities, to overcome the current limitations imposed by EV charging infrastructure.

Solutions can include:

  • generating renewable energy that can be used in on-street locations with limited space and public access constraints;
  • battery storage capabilities that can draw power from the grid when it is most economical, store excess renewable energy, and draw power from EV batteries;
  • smart meter and advanced software models that allow for the two-way flow of energy between the grid and the battery storage system, to take advantage of lower tariffs. Smart grid capabilities should help balance the requirements of the grid.

Projects should last up to 6 months.

MSC R&D can help your business develop by supporting you in:
• Identification of appropriate grants and competition calls for proposals
• Partner search for collaborative Research & Innovation
• Bid writing
• Project management
• Audit compliance
• Commercialisation
• Business Planning
• Market Intelligence reports

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