Energy Entrepreneurs Fund

Guidance for the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF) scheme.

The Energy Entrepreneurs Fund is a competitive funding scheme which supports the development and demonstration of state of the art technologies, products and processes in the areas of energy efficiency, power generation and heat and electricity storage.

The Energy Entrepreneurs Fund seeks the best ideas, irrespective of source, across these energy technology areas from the public and private sector. The scheme particularly aims to assist small- and medium-sized enterprises, including start-ups, and those companies that are selected will receive additional funding for acceleration support.

There have been 9 phases of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund since 2012. Over that time we have invested around £120 million of grant money in over 250 companies. Those companies have leveraged over £100 million in private funding and are still attracting further investment.

The Fund is part of the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio.


Published 24 January 2014
Last updated 8 February 2023 + show all updates
  1. Energy Entrepreneurs Fund Phase 9 closed to applications.

  2. Energy Entrepreneurs Fund Phase 9 now open to applications.

  3. Added information on the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund phase 8A.

  4. Winners from Phase 7 added.

  5. Energy Entrepreneurs Fund Phase 7 launch event announced

  6. Energy Entrepreneurs Fund: phase 6, and list or round 1-5 winners.

  7. EEF Phase 5 added

  8. First published.