Energy Catalyst Briefing: Launch and Brokerage Event by Innovate UK KTN - South Africa
Innovate UK and the Global Alliance Africa Project delivered by Innovate UK KTN are hosting an Energy Catalyst Briefing: Launch and Brokerage Event in South Africa on 27 June 2022. With key industry leaders in attendance, this event will provide ambitious organisations a chance to learn more about the Energy Catalyst and identify/match with potential partners from bioenergy, storage, solar PV, wind, heating and cooling, clean cooking, smart grids, and novel payment systems.
10:00-13:00 SAST | 09:00 – 12:00 BST
Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst programme helps early- to late-stage innovators develop market-based technologies and business models that accelerate access to clean, modern and affordable energy in Africa, Asia and the Indo Pacific regions.
The Energy Catalyst, funded through the UK’s Ayrton Fund, is one of the UK’s biggest energy access focused grant funding initiatives having invested more than £60 million in over 360 projects. In May 2022, the Energy Catalyst announced up to £40 million investment through new funding cycles, to advance a just and inclusive clean energy transition.
The event is open to businesses, research technology organisations (RTOs), academic organisations, charities, public sector organisations, and non-governmental organisations in Africa, the UK, and internationally. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a select number of participants will be able to join the event in person, with live streaming available for online and global attendees.
Online Networking: Alongside the live event, Innovate UK EDGE is providing an online brokerage platform, B2match, to support potential applicants in finding partners for Energy Catalyst funding rounds. B2match allows you to search for, message and meet online with potential partners globally to form a consortium to apply for funding. The platform is now open to allow potential applicants to connect and network before and after the brokerage event.
Funding for the Energy Catalyst is provided through the UK’s Ayrton Fund, part of the UK’s International Climate Finance commitment, which includes investment from the Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO), as part of the Transforming Energy Access (TEA) Platform, and the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).