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Energy Game Changer Briefing Event - London

The Knowledge Transfer Network

Wednesday, 6 April 2016 from 09:30 to 13:30 (BST)

Energy Game Changer Briefing Event - London

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Following the opening of Innovate UK's new competition, Energy Game Changer on 28th March 2016, the Knowledge Transfer Network will be hosting the official briefing event on behalf of Innovate UK. This event will be an opportunity to find out more about the scope of the competition, how to apply, the types of funding available and what you can claim, and how to submit your application.  

What is the opportunity?

The energy sector is one of the most highly regulated, capital-intensive and risk averse industrial sectors in the world, with new technologies invariably taking 10 years or more to get to market.

Innovate UK is to invest up to £2 million in technical feasibility studies to encourage new entrants to the energy sector and stimulate the adoption of disruptive technologies which will tackle long-standing challenges faced by the sector.

Innovate UK are therefore seeking to fund game-changing technologies that will solve selected challenges defined by sector specialists, either by the development of completely new ideas or through technology transfer from other sectors. 

The three themes of the competition will broadly focus on:

  • Taking inspection to the limit – inspection, characterisation and clean up of energy infrastructure operating in aggressive environments without human intervention.
  • Dealing with data – collecting, analysing and visualising big data to optimise efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Engaging energy – changing peoples perception of energy and optimising their use of it.

Who should attend?

This event is free to attend and will be open to any organisation with an interest in applying for funding. 

We are particularly looking for innovative proposals led by businesses from outside the energy sector such as, automotive defence, aerospace, creative industries, telecommunications and space. We believe this will require expertise in areas such as; inspection, ICT, digital, sensors, virtual reality, gaming, robotics, autonomous vehicles and high value manufacturing/materials.

Anyone interested in hearing more about the competition process are advised to send a delegate.


9.30 Registration



Welcome & Introduction

Ray Chegwin, Knowledge Transfer Network



Scope of the Energy Game Changer Competition

Derek Allen, Innovate UK



Stage 1 Video Application Process

Jonathan Else, Innovate UK


Break & Networking



Overview of Stages 2 & 3

Jonathan Else, Innovate UK

12.20 Final Q&A
12.30 Lunch & Networking
13.30 Close


Unable to attend?

This Briefing Event will also be available by webcast. Click here to register for the webcast.

Do you have questions about Energy Game Changer Briefing Event - London? Contact The Knowledge Transfer Network

When & Where

Digital Catapult Centre
101 Euston Road
NW1 2RA London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 6 April 2016 from 09:30 to 13:30 (BST)

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We can help you develop ideas, expertise and technologies, that have the potential to be world-beating products. Central to what we do is the initiation and building of collaborations.

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