Ofgem’s Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF): a brief guide

This guide describes the purpose and operation of SIF, an Ofgem programme delivered by Innovate UK to accelerate the decarbonisation of energy networks.

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Government and industry have a joint goal to fully decarbonise the UK’s electricity system by 2035. This cannot be done without innovation. It involves developing and deploying new ideas on a large scale, as fast as possible, and at the lowest cost to consumers.

To drive innovation and transformation in energy networks, Ofgem has set up the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF), delivered through a partnership with Innovate UK.

Through vision, investment, collaboration and the right processes SIF aims to find the highest-potential projects and bring them to reality. It is an opportunity to help the UK become a world leader in energy innovation and entrepreneurship – the Silicon Valley of energy.

This guide explains how SIF works.

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