Energy Innovation Board

The Energy Innovation Board provides strategic oversight of government funding of energy innovation programmes.

Composition of the Board

The Energy Innovation Board is chaired by Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, with representatives from:

and with HMT as observers.

The Devolved Administrations also attend Board meetings, and the Board has independent members from the private sector.

New independent members needed

With an ambitious refreshed remit, and chaired by the new Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, we’re seeking new Independent Members to join our Energy Innovation Board (EIB). This is an exciting opportunity to strategically shape and influence UK energy innovation.

Do you have the insight, skills and experience we need to ensure that the government’s energy innovation activity best supports its domestic and international policy priorities?

Meeting the challenge of delivering safe, secure and affordable energy combined with substantial reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases will require significant innovation in the years ahead. The scale of this challenge is immense, which is why the government has committed to double UK energy innovation spend.

The EIB has a critical role in evaluating how this spend – over £2.5 billion as announced in the 2017 Clean Growth Strategy - is invested, and how it will allow us to tackle the many challenges of delivering the energy systems of the future.

About you

As an Independent Member, you will bring your own independent views and skills to the table, taking a strategic outlook throughout, and be able to demonstrate a range of energy experience and expertise from a commercial, technical and/or international perspective.

You will need to commit to at least 8 days a year and serve a minimum term of 2 years. We are seeking up to 2 new members.

We would particularly welcome candidates who have not previously held a position in government and who will add to the diversity of the Board.

Further information

  • these positions are unremunerated but reasonable expenses are payable
  • interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter setting out what they would bring to the role to EIBSecretariat@beis.gov.uk by Friday 1 February 2019

EIB independent members - information for candidates

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Role of the Board

The Board replaces and builds on the work of the Low Carbon Innovation Coordination Group (LCICG) to provide an even greater opportunity to collaborate at a strategic level.

Its role is to:

  • provide strategic oversight of public programmes on energy innovation
  • identify opportunities for enhanced collaboration on both UK and international energy innovation priorities
  • ensure that government spend is aligned with government priorities
  • provide clear recommendations to minsters and others across government (with ownership of the mechanisms) to address issues identified by the Board

Terms of Reference

Energy Innovation Board - Terms of Reference

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Minutes of the Energy Innovation Board

Minutes of the Energy Innovation Board will be published shortly.

Contact details

EIBSecretariat@beis.gov.uk