Smart Local Energy Systems: Concepts and Designs

Funding opportunity:

Smart Local Energy Systems: Concepts and Designs



Funder and programme:

Innovate UK – Prospering from the Energy Revolution (PFER) – Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF)

Project total costs (range):

£ 100,000 – £ 200,000



Competition closes:

25/07/2018 (12:00 noon)

Innovate UK as part of UK Research and Innovation will invest up to £1.5 million to fund revolutionary concept and design studies for new, smarter approaches to local energy. These approaches must aim to provide cleaner, cheaper energy services for UK consumers in the 2020s while helping make communities more prosperous and resilient.

Designs must combine new and existing energy technologies with:

  • smart systems;
  • new market and regulatory solutions, such as for energy trading;
  • consumer engagement.

They must create scalable and replicable business models, ready for investment in the early 2020s.

The best projects will be invited to develop their ideas further in a future competition as part of the Prospering from the Energy Revolution (PFER) Programme.

Projects can last a maximum of 6 months. All projects must start by January 2019, and end by July 2019.

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

If you want help with any of these opportunities, please CONTACT us on 0114 230 8401 or email