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Natasha Madeira
Business Development Manager for Energy Systems
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e: n.madeira@strath.ac.uk

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Business Development Managers (BDM)

Sources of Funding and Funding Calls

We can help you navigate the sometimes complex process of applying for and gaining funding. There are often Funding Competitions which we can help you apply for. Here are the main websites which list the current funding opportunities. 

Low Carbon Innovation Fund

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Innovate UK

Scottish Enterprise

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If you would like more information and help please contact the Business Development Manager for your energy sector listed on this page.

Funding

The Energy Technology Partnership's (ETP) Business Development Managers have extensive knowledge of available funding to assist you in developing your business or organisation. We can provide direct funding to Scottish SMEs for some activities.

ETP can also give you assistance accessing European and UK funding streams, for example:

Funding Calls

i-Con Challenge Fund
CSIC

Closing date: n/a

An initiative designed to quickly match industry challenges with potential solution providers and funding for impact focused innovation projects.

ETP is a supporting partner of this fund.

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More Low Carbon Technologies, Better Network Resilience
EIC

Closing date: n/a

The provision and utilisation of energy in the UK is changing as we move towards a low carbon future within the context of net zero and the energy transition. We also need to manage the resilience of the electricity distribution networks and safeguard the integrity of the electricity network itself during this transition.

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Personal Reliance on Low Carbon Technologies
EIC
Closing date: n/a

The provision and utilisation of energy in the UK is changing as we progress towards a low carbon future. We also need to manage the experience of stakeholders and safeguard vulnerable customers as we progress with the decarbonisation of the energy system itself. This creates new challenges for network owners and operators as they seek to efficiently manage aging assets at the same time as integrating new technologies and addressing the changing expectations of a wide and diverse range of stakeholders.

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Implications of Climate Change for Energy Networks
EIC

Closing date: n/a

The provision and utilisation of energy in the UK is changing as we move towards a low carbon future within the context of net zero and the energy transition. In addition, the decarbonisation of heating will alter energy flows, which are likely to change significantly with the weather. The assets interacting with the electricity distribution networks are changing through the use of a wide range of Low Carbon Technologies, such as electric vehicles, renewable generation and low carbon heating.

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Demonstrators addressing cyber security challenges in the Internet of Things: round 2
Innovation Funding Service

Closing date: 20 May 2020

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £4 million for collaborative R&D projects addressing major cyber security challenges in the Internet of Things.

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ATI Programme
Innovation Funding Service

Closing date: 20 May 2020

The ATI Programme provides funding for industrial research and capital projects to encourage innovation in UK civil aerospace.

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Innovate UK Smart Grants: January 2020
Innovation Funding Service

Closing date: 27 May 2020

Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy.

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GCRF demonstrate impact in developing countries: round 2, phase 1
Innovation Funding Service

Closing date: 10 June 2020

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £9.3 million to demonstrate market-creating innovations in lower income countries and emerging economies.

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EUREKA collaborative R&D: advanced materials
Innovation Funding Service

Closing date: 24 June 2020

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million for advanced materials R&D projects partnering with EUREKA country organisations, including South Korea.

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UK-Canada: enhancing agricultural productivity and sustainability
Innovation Funding Service

Closing date: 24 June 2020

UK businesses with Canadian business partners can apply for a share of up to £2 million, from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, for innovative projects that enhance productivity and sustainability of crop, livestock and aquaculture systems.

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Global Leadership in Renewables
EU Energy Focus

Closing date: 1 September 2020

  • RES-3-2020: International Cooperation with USA and/or China on alternative renewable fuels from sunlight for energy, transport and chemical storage (RIA)
  • RES-20-2020: Efficient combination of Concentrated Solar Power and desalination (with particular focus on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region) (IA)
  • RES-25-2020: International cooperation with Japan for Research and Innovation on advanced biofuels and alternative renewable fuels (RIA)
  • RES-34-2020: Demonstration of innovative and sustainable hydropower solutions targeting unexplored small-scale hydropower potential in Central Asia (IA)
  • RES-36-2020: International cooperation with Canada on advanced biofuels and bioenergy (RIA

For more information, please visit here. If you are interested in applying, please contact ETP and EU Energy Focus.

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Low carbon industrial production using CCUS
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (H2020)
Closing date: 1 September 2020

Projects will focus on integrating CO2 capture in industrial installations, whilst addressing the full CCUS chain. Projects will elaborate a detailed plan on how to use the results, i.e. the subsequent transport, utilisation and/or underground storage of the captured CO2. Projects are expected to bring technologies to TRL 6-7.

For more information, please visit this website.

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Enabling near-zero C02 emissions from fossil fuel power plants and carbon intensive industries
EU Energy Focus

Closing date: 1 September 2020

  • NZE-6-2020: Geological Storage Pilots (RIA)

For more information, please visit here. If you are interested in applying, please contact ETP and EU Energy Focus.

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Cross-cutting Issues (multiple calls)
EU Energy Focus

Closing date: 1 September 2020

  • CC-1-2020: Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) aspects of the Clean-Energy Transition (RIA)
  • CC-7-2020: European Energy and Climate Modelling Forum (2020-2024) (RIA)

 For more information, please visit here. If you are interested in applying, please contact ETP and EU Energy Focus.

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Mitigating household energy poverty
Horizon 2020
Closing date: 10 September 2020

European households continue to spend an increasing share of income on energy, leading to higher rates of energy poverty and negatively affecting living conditions and health. Recent estimates suggest that more than 50 million Europeans are affected by energy poverty. Although roots of this phenomenon lie mainly in low incomes and poor thermal efficiency of buildings, energy efficiency measures at the household level and increased use of renewable energy are key tools in addressing energy poverty and can bring energy savings, leading to lower fuel costs and improved living conditions. The issue is in part exacerbated by a lack of sufficient knowledge on how to identify energy poor households.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 1 and 2 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

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Buildings in Energy Transition
EU Energy Focus

Closing date: 10 September 2020

  • B4E-2-2020: Stimulating demand for sustainable energy skills in the building sector (CSA)
  • B4E-3-2020: Upgrading smartness of existing buildings through innovations for legacy equipment (IA)
  • B4E-4-2020: Next-generation of Energy Performance Assessment and Certification (CSA)
  • B4E-11-2020: Financing for energy efficiency investments - Smart Finance for Smart Buildings (CSA)
  • B4E-13-2020: Aggregation - Project Development Assistance (CSA)
  • B4E-12-2020: Support to the coordination of European smart buildings innovation community (CSA)
  • B4E-14-2020: Enabling next-generation of smart energy services valorising energy efficiency and flexibility at demand-side (CSA)
  • EC-1-2020: The role of consumers in changing the market through informed decision and collective actions (CSA)
  • EC-2-2020: Mitigating household energy poverty (CSA)
  • EC-5-2020: Supporting public authorities in driving the energy transition (CSA)

For more information, please visit here. If you are interested in applying, please contact ETP and EU Energy Focus.

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Supporting public authorities in driving the energy transition
Horizon 2020

Closing date: 10 September 2020

The delivery of the Energy Union targets requires the full engagement of the public sector at all governance levels.

Local and regional public authorities have a crucial role in setting ambitious energy efficiency strategies, for instance in the framework of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy and Smart Cities & Communities or the Clean Energy for EU islands initiative. The political commitment at local level should be enhanced and the focus should turn to implementation and effective monitoring of concrete energy efficiency solutions and actions, which can contribute to modernise and decarbonise the European economy.

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Feasibility Studies
ESA Space Solutions
Closing date: 31 December 2020

Feasibility Studies provide the preparatory framework to identify, analyse and define new potentially sustainable applications and services within the ESA Business Applications programme. They have to be compliant with the following requirements: they are user driven, they benefit from the integrated use of one or more space assets and the tenderer intends to pursue a demonstration project after successful completion of the feasibility study.

The Feasibility Study is likely to run at least 6 months but shall not run longer than 9 months. The duration depends on the complexity of the activity and the degree of upfront buy-in by user communities and other partners. Assuming the Feasibility Study is successful, it is expected that it evolves into a Demonstration Project, the final target being the implementation of a commercial service.

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ERA-NET Co-Fund Enhanced Co-operation in Digitalisation of Energy Systems and Networks
Closing date: January 2021

ERA-NET calls require long lead-in times to develop multi-regional consortia across European and International participating regions. Please contact ETP if you are interested in these calls.