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Boost for smart energy systems of the future


UK Research and Innovation through Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), today launched a fund to develop and prove smart energy systems of the future at scale.

The Energy Revolution Fund is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, and will catalyse and demonstrate new approaches that deliver cleaner, cheaper energy. It will bring together the latest low carbon power, heating and transport systems, energy storage and smart systems using advanced IT to create intelligent local energy systems and services.  

The programme will launch with two initial competitions for funding totalling £41.5 million. Details of further activity will be announced shortly. Programme events will take place across the UK in April and May. Competition briefing events will be held on 9 May in Leeds and 15 May in London.

The other programme events are:

The Government's Industrial Strategy has set out four Grand Challenges in areas and industries in which the UK is determined to pioneer progress. Under the Clean Growth Grand Challenge, the Government is investing in making the UK a world leader in low carbon technologies, systems and services that are cheaper than higher carbon alternatives.

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