Energy Innovation Agency: Launch and Challenge Event

Energy Innovation Agency: Launch and Challenge Event

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The Energy Innovation Agency, alongside our partners, invites you to join our public launch, and the first in our series of Challenge Events

About this event

The Challenge

Our first challenge is all about the decarbonisation of heat in non-domestic buildings. If you have a solution to the following problem, we want you to pitch it to us at the event.

Greater Manchester has the ambition to move 60% of homes and businesses to low carbon heating by 2040, with 10.2TWh of low carbon heat required by 2024. Whilst homes have seen focus through schemes such as the Green Homes Grant and GM’s Retrofit Accelerator programme, the non-domestic buildings sector still accounts for 12% of the UK’s carbon emissions, with 60% of non-domestic heat generated by gas.

Rising energy costs and increased legislation on commercial landlords (for example requiring all rented properties to be EPC E or above by 2023), have created a strong market driver for solutions that can solve challenges such as the costs of retrofit, landlord-tenants responsibilities and maximising energy flexibility.

Solving these issues without causing disruption or excessive financial burden will require innovation in technology, processes, and financial structures If you have a great idea, apply to pitch your solution to the Agency and key representatives from our partner organisations.

The Event

Join us in Manchester on 28th April 2022 to hear from impactful speakers on:

• UK and GM goals and progress on decarbonisation

• The importance of innovation and achieving net-zero

• The support available to innovators through the Energy Innovation Agency

• Specific challenges faced by one of Greater Manchester’s largest commercial landlords, Bruntwood, who own and manage over 100 office buildings in the NW and midlands regions

Innovators will have the opportunity to:

• Apply to pitch their innovation to the Agency team and partners

• Apply for tours of a Bruntwood premises requiring solutions that contribute to the decarbonisation of heat

The most promising pitches will be supported by the Agency to help innovators develop a complete roadmap to commercialisation, with the aim of accelerating the deployment of your innovation to make the biggest impact on emissions both in GM and beyond.

There are a limited number of pitch slots available for innovators to put their solution before the Agency and its partners. If would you like to apply for a pitching slot please select the pitching slot add-on when you book a ticket to the launch.