- Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
- Part of:
- Low carbon technologies and Research and development
- 30 October 2016
- Last updated:
- 21 April 2017, see all updates
The government’s energy innovation programme and guidance to apply for available funding
Energy Innovation Programme, 2016 to 2021
At Autumn Statement 2015, the government committed to double the UK’s energy innovation spend, such that by 2021 it will have doubled to over £400m per year. This builds on previous initiatives under the Coalition government.
This spend will support innovations across the energy sector, including:
- innovative renewables
- innovative smart energy system technologies
- nuclear innovation
- innovative low carbon industry
- innovative built environment
It will also support cross-cutting initiatives such as the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund.
In line with the doubling of our domestic energy innovation programme, the UK will continue to play a leading role in international research efforts to reduce the costs of low carbon energy, working with other countries to strengthen collaboration and transparency in clean energy research, development, and demonstration. To demonstrate this commitment, at the COP21 climate change conference in Paris, the UK joined Mission Innovation.
Mission Innovation is an international initiative which aims to accelerate clean energy investment and innovation in order to provide reliable and affordable energy for all.
Energy Innovation Board
This new Board is chaired by Sir Mark Walport, the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor, and attended by senior civil servants across BEIS, Innovate UK, Research Councils, DCLG, Defra, DfID, DfT, Ofgem, and with HMT as observers.
Published: 30 October 2016
Updated: 21 April 2017
- Funding for innovative built environment.
- Text updated to reflect current coverage of spend on energy innovation
- Information about the Energy Innovation Board added
- First published.