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  1. Energy Catalyst Round 7 Iain Wheeler Bid Manager 24th July 2019

  2. Innovator Support Platform3 tiers that integrates our services alongside our Partners A three-tiered support service: Universal: standardised support available to all SMEs including access to our partner relationships 200+ SMEs per year Incubation: tailored support for selected SMEs utilising our assets and capabilities, and delivery partner offerings 12+ SMEs per year Acceleration: scale-up support for selected high-impact potential SMEs and links to investors. ~4 to 6 SMEs per year Challenge calls ESC Capabilities combined with Delivery Partner Network (‘Virtual’ Incubator / Accelerator)

  3. Energy Catalyst Round 7 Innovate UK will invest up to £22 million. This is part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and Transforming Energy Access (TEA) programme. The aim of this competition is to support highly innovative, market-focused energy solutions in any technology or sector. Projects must encourage the development of products and services that help countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or both regions access secure, low cost and low carbon energy. They must be targeted at people, public services and local enterprises who are unable to afford or access existing solutions, or who lack the time or expertise to successfully use those solutions.

  4. Energy Catalyst Round 7 The EC7 fund has been split out into three strands (early stage feasibility studies, mid stage industrial research, and late stage experimental development). Value: Early Stage: £50k - £300K Mid stage: £50K - £1.5M Late stage: £50k - £5M Project duration: All projects to start by 1/4/2020, and end by Early Stage: 31/3/2021 Mid stage: 31/3/2022 Late stage: 31/3/2023 Eligible costs must be between £50,000 and £1.5 million.

  5. Energy Catalyst Round 7 • Proposals must respond to the energy trilemma (reducing emissions, improving security of supply and • reducing cost of energy), transforming energy access and gender & social inclusion issues (GESI). • EC7: Technology Scope: • Solar • Networks • Bioenergy • Wind • Appliances • Hydro • Heating / cooling • Business models and innovations

  6. Energy Catalyst Round 7 • Lead applicants • Must be UK based • Will be the recipient of the award and will distribute funding to international partners • Must be a UK business (of any size) • Will manage and be accountable for the finances of the project • The technical lead: • Can be from anywhere in the world • Will lead on the development of the work • Can be a business (of any size) • Must claim funding through this competition • UK-based businesses of any size can be both the administrative • and the technical lead. • Projects must involve some research and development, • testing or demonstration

  7. Energy Catalyst Round 7 • Research Challenges: • Addressing challenges to sustainable energy access to all • Scaling up clean energy • Specifying and enhancing impact • Understanding the place of energy in development

  8. Energy Catalyst Round 7 • Where ESC can help: • Match-making/brokerage: • We have undertaken significant engagement with the industry, and can introduce you to prospective collaborators. • In-project collaboration • A bespoke approach - tailored to the needs of the project, including: • Systems Integration / Energy System Architecture • Markets, policy and regulation • Business modelling

  9. Energy Catalyst Round 7 Please feel free to get in touch! Thank You Iain Wheeler iain.wheeler@es.catapult.org.uk