KTN’s Innovation Exchange has posted a challenge from the Greater South East Energy Hub, a collaboration of eleven Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). These LEPs are working together to increase the number, scale and quality of local energy projects being delivered across the greater south east region of England. The Hub works with public sector organisations and their stakeholders to support the development and financing of local energy projects. The hub is working with 14 local authorities in particular to ensure they meet their net zero goals around electrification of transport, as indicated above, it is not restricted to these 14 Local Authorities and additional ones may also express interest.

The government recently announced that the UK would need to reduce their carbon emissions by 68% before 2030 from 1990 levels, between 1990 and 2018 the transport sector reduced their carbon emissions by only 3% so this is an area that needs particular focus. Several local authority fleets have declared climate emergencies and are developing/have developed clean air plans.

To help the transition to Net Zero they would like to have market ready solutions to provide affordable zero emission infrastructure technology within busy sites or sites with grid capacity issues.


Rewards and benefits

Successful applicants will be given an opportunity to pitch to the Challenger. The package may also include:

  • Support from KTN and South East Energy Hub
  • Introductions to relevant organisations or potential collaborations and any applicable funding streams
  • Support in the development of a prototype or pilot. Which could include trial sites with various local authorities
  • Technical support from fleet managers within local authorities with support from their business teams as required
  • A place in KTN events
  • Potential access to a public procurement network


If you have an innovative solution, find out more and apply at KTN’s Innovation Exchange here.