Our year started with a bang on Brit-Twin: Towards a National Digital Twin event, which wouldn't have been possible without our colleagues from the Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI Programme, our dedicated members, and last but not least our speakers! BIG thank you to all, the event was an absolute success!
For more details of the day, please find our blog published here.
- We are seeking views on Ofgem’s draft Forward Work Programme for the extended period of 2019-21. It also sets out how Ofgem intends to simplify their regulatory approach, with the aim of reducing burdens for the industry. Please send your feedback to Teodora Kaneva by 7 February COB.
- We are also gathering evidence on the recently published Consultation on the future for small-scale low-carbon generation. This sets out proposals to ensure that small-scale generators are paid for the low carbon electricity they export to the grid. Please contact Teodora Kaneva with your views by 15 February COB.
- The Law Commission is conducting a review looking into the regulatory framework for the safe deployment of automated vehicles in the UK. techUK will be responding to the consultation. If you wish to respond, please contact Jessica Russell.
There is still time to send us your case studies!
- Rail industry: The Williams Rail Review has released a call for evidence to support the review of the organisational and commercial frameworks of the UK rail industry. If you have comments, please get in touch with Jessica Russell by 1 February 2019 COB.
- Low Power Wide Area Networks: we want your excellent work to be published in our report. Contact Teodora Kaneva, call for papers ends 15 February COB.
- Electric Vehicles: We are gathering evidence on technical requirements and data. Contact Teodora Kaneva and subscribe to the EVET mailing list
If you are an SME working in the energy sector, InnovateUK is taking a cohort on a funded trip to Boston from the 17 to 22 of March. The trip will help innovative UK SMEs identify opportunities in the US energy sector, network, and exchange knowledge with US counterparts. Applications deadline is 10 February.Last but not least, as you all may already know, this is the last newsletter from Jess. We wish her all the best in her new post at techUK where she will be managing the Local Public Safety Programme. Thank you, Jess, for all of your hard work and dedication, you will be missed!
The call will have two research programmes; Noise & Nuisance and Building Innovation Modelling (BIM). All call documents are accessible here.
Highways England is funding 2 parallel competitions for solutions and ideas designed for use on UK roads. This competition is for proven feasibility projects at the development stage (higher TRL).
Registration closes: Wednesday 1 May 2019 12:00
Developing digital roads and improving air quality (feasibility study and development or pilot, 2 phases): SBRI competition
Highways England is funding 2 parallel competitions for solutions and ideas designed for use on UK roads. This competition is for unproven feasibility projects (low TRL).
Registration closes: Wednesday 1 May 2019 12:00
Modern Energy Partners (MEP) is a collaborative project between Energy Systems Catapult, the Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), working with private sector specialists and Crown Commercial Service. It received £2m in funding from the BEIS Energy Innovation Programme.
Deadline to submit proposals: March 15, 2019
Pitch event: May 2019
Final award winner announced: March 2021
Heat Network Investment Project
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) - a major Government project which will invest £320m of capital funding in heat network projects. This investment is offered as ‘gap funding’ through a combination of grants and loans which will be offered to eligible projects from April 2019.
Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Project
The next energy efficiency call for proposals will be launched on 12 March 2019 and close on 3 September 2019. In 2019, €112 million is available for energy efficiency projects in the areas of consumers, buildings, industry, finance and public authorities. Community energy groups should apply through the consumers' section.
Energy Efficiency Grants for SMEs in East Sussex
Grants of up to £1,000 to cover 40per cent of the cost of an energy efficiency project, such as LED lighting, insulation or heating controls. Small and medium-sized businesses, social enterprises and charities in East Sussex (excluding Brighton & Hove) can apply.
Tech Making Waves in the Water Sector - Design Sprint: Wednesday 27 March
We are going to hear from the warer companies, about their challenges in innovation; what the tech industry can contribute; how successful silos are formed; and what is to be learnt from other sectors.
Join us in an interactive cross-industry design sprint.
For more information contact Teodora Kaneva.
Energy Date Taskforce - member briefing: March 2019
An Energy Data Task Force has been created to advise Government, Ofgem and industry on how to unlock value from data within the energy system to deliver greater competition, drive innovation in new products, services and business models, and ultimately produce a more efficient, cost-effective system that works for consumers.
We are holding a briefing with the chair of the taskforce Laura Sandys. If you wish to attend please contact Teodora Kaneva.
Smart Home for Connected & Assisted Living: Tuesday and Wednesdau 26-27 March
Smart Home is UK's ultimate event for the evolution of automated home tech for modern day and independent living.
05 February - Coaching Skills for Technical Managers and Leaders
07 February - Copywriting for Sales and Marketing
13 February - Client feedback: think again
13 February - Leadership for Technical Managers
21 February - Project management made easy
27 February - Powerful Storytelling for Tech
28 February - Fast Track Digital Marketing