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ETP’s Business Development Manager for Energy Systems, Natasha Madeira, writes about the upcoming workshop about funding calls for energy systems

On the 24th of July, the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) will be hosting a joint workshop with Scottish Enterprise and the Energy Systems Catapult in Glasgow about current and upcoming energy funding calls. This free workshop will support businesses in Scotland in accessing funding to address Scotland’s energy transition needs.

The funding calls the workshop will focus on are; Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst Round 7 and ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems Integrated Energy Storage and Enhanced Cooperation in Digitalisation of Energy Systems and Networks 2020. ERA-Net SES, of which ETP is an Associate Partner, usually require long lead-in times to develop proposals. Workshop facilitators from ETP, Scottish Enterprise and Energy Systems Catapult will help participants understand the funding calls and develop consortia to bid for the funding.

Last year, ETP’s brokerage support resulted in success for a Scotland-led consortia with a Smart Integrated Energy System Project (SIES2022). The project was for over EUR 2.5M, with over EUR1.7M funding coming from the ERA-Net SES Funding Partners. SIES2022 will support transition to a decentralised multi-sector and multi-energy vector, low CO2 Smart Integrated Energy System (SIES) by development of a Digital Energy Utility Management Service (DEUMS). DEUMS will provide solutions and establish alternative routes-to-market. An existing digital Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform will be adapted into an Enhanced Virtual Power Plant (VPP+) development, demonstration, and test centre (SIES2022 Centre). The core Consortia included; the University of Strathclyde (lead), Revolution Energy Ltd. (Scottish SME), Energy Technology Centre Ltd. (Scottish SME), Magtel Operations SLU (Spain), and Best Transformer (Turkey). We hope to replicate the success of this project, for SMEs and other parties, with upcoming funding calls.

I would definitely encourage the energy industry, academia, and particularly SME’s, to attend the upcoming workshop so that Scotland can maximise the benefit of available and forthcoming funding. If you are interested in these funding calls, you can also contact ETP to provide an informal Expression of Interest.

The Energy Systems Funding Calls Brokerage Workshop is taking place on Wednesday 24 July 2019 at the Technology Innovation Centre, Glasgow. Register your place at this free workshop here.

 

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