KTN supports the SuperSolar Network Plus with the Head of Infrastructure acting as Chair to the Network Industrial Advisory Group. Through this group, and programmes such as Energy Catalyst as described above, KTN is actively brokering B2B and B2A linkages.
In addition, the KTN lead for Energy Systems was a contributing author to the 2019 UKERC Solar Commission report.
KTN sat on the steering group of The Solar Commission to deliver the report “A bright future: opportunities for UK innovation in solar energy” which was fed into government.
KTN sits on the advisory board of The Centre for Photonics Expertise which covers much of solar energy research across the UK and aims to link businesses with photonics support.
Current Solar funding opportunities
Eureka Eurostars 3: call 3
Opens: 13/07/2022 Closes: 15/09/2022
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million for collaborative research with organisations from participating Eureka Eurostars members countries.
UK-Israel Eureka Bilateral: Collaborative R&D
Opens: 20/06/2022 Closes: 19/09/2022
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is investing up to £2 million to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research with Israel.
TechX Clean Energy Accelerator
Opens: 01/08/2022 Closes: 09/10/2022
TechX’s Clean Energy Accelerator is an intensive 15-week programme for 12 innovative clean energy start-ups with clear potential to significantly accelerate the transition to an affordable net zero energy industry.
Innovate UK KTN's response to the Energy Security Strategy
Last week the government published its Energy Security Strategy, which sets out how Britain will accelerate homegrown power for greater energy independence. Innovate UK KTN’s Clean Energy and Infrastructure Team has reviewed the strategy and provided some feedback and recommendations for areas on which to build.
Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) returns for the summer
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a further competition window for applications to the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF).