Perth and Kinross Council (PKC), supported by the Can Do Innovation Challenge Fund and Innovate UK, is holding a two-phase competition to explore innovative technologies and processes to develop design solutions and prototype a functional Smart Energy Network (SEN).
The funders are keen for project teams to collaborate, between consortia, so that a good range of complementary or mutually supportive bids will be received. The Energy Technology Partnership (ETP), by acting as an independent broker for consortia-building, is supporting this collaborative process by hosting this workshop and through facilitating collaboration discussions between interested parties.
Following on from the PKC Information Event (on 28th August, Perth), this free to attend, ETP workshop (Glasgow) aims to facilitate further consortia-building and collaboration support, as well as provide an opportunity for additional Q&A and clarification on funding requirements and the application process.
Please register using the link to the right of this page.
Competition Phase 1: Design of a Smart Energy Network Solution by 5 innovative and talented individuals, companies or collaborations of companies (5x £30k projects).
Competition Phase 2: Development of 2 functioning prototype/ pilot demonstrators on the PKC Estate from the two best SEN design solutions from Phase 1(2x £175k projects). The successful companies will retain the IP of their developments and would be supported to commercialise their prototypes and develop them for this large and expanding market across Britain, Europe and the world.
- Competition opened: 20th August, 2018
- Registration Deadline: 10th October, 2018 (noon)
- Competition Deadline: 17th October, 2018 (noon)
- Decision notification – Jan 1st 2019
- Phase 1 Projects must start by 31st Jan 2019 and run for 6 months
- Phase 2 projects run from approx. Aug/Sept 2019 up to 18 months
For further information from the funders please contact: PKC-SEN-CanDoChallenge@pkc.gov.uk