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Energy Catalyst and other Funding for Energy- and Energy-Related Research and R&D SME-Academia Brokerage Event

Heriot Watt University
COSLA Conference Centre - 19 Haymarket Yards Edinburgh EH12 5BH
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 09:30 to 16:30

Event Description
The Energy Catalyst has been established by Innovate UK, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to accelerate innovation in the energy sector from concept to pre-commercial readiness by providing investment and support at the time, in the way and at the scale innovators need it.

The Energy Catalyst is open to innovative businesses and researchers from any sector who can address the three major challenges facing the energy sector - the energy ‘trilemma' of:

reducing emissions
improving security of supply
reducing cost.
The energy trilemma is creating major global market opportunities for which the UK can develop and grow innovative businesses to deliver world-leading solutions. The objective of the Energy Catalyst is to accelerate UK business growth in this global challenge area by leveraging the best of UK innovation.

The opening of Round 4 of the Energy Catalyst has been delayed so that Innovate UK can take account of the recent announcements in the Comprehensive Spending Review. Innovate UK anticipate Round 4 to open in January 2016 with a reduced scope. Details of the scope and guidance will be available when the competition opens from: https://interact.innovateuk.org/.

In the meantime, the Knowledge Transfer Network, in collaboration with Innovate UK, is continuing with the Energy Catalyst brokerage events to ensure potential applicants are ready when Round 4 opens. These brokerage events are an ideal opportunity to find partners as well as hear about other funding calls that may be of interest.

Energy Catalyst Brokerage Events

The second brokerage event for the Energy Catalyst will be held in Edinburgh on 28th January 2016 by KTN, in collaboration with Innovate UK and Heriot-Watt University.

This event will provide an opportunity to hear the latest news from Innovate UK on Round 4 of the Energy Catalyst, hear about other funding sources relevant to the Energy community, as well as find partners ahead of the call opening. The afternoon will be dedicated to support for energy research in Scotland.

Programme (subject to change)

9.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome & Introduction

Jenni McDonnell, Knowledge Transfer Manager for Thermal Energy & Carbon Abatement, Knowledge Transfer Network

10.10 Energy Catalyst Round 4

Michael Priestnall, Lead Technologist - Energy Catalyst, Innovate UK

10.30 Energy Game Changer Competition

Derek Allen, Lead Technologist, Energy, Innovate UK

10.45 Energy Catalyst Round 1 Case Study

Jamie Taylor, Senior Project Manager, Artemis Intelligent Power

11.00 Break & Networking

11.30 APC 5 Competition

Dan Bunting, Business Development Manager, Advanced Propulsion Centre UK

11.45 Elevator Pitches

12.30 Lunch & Networking

Support for Energy Research in Scotland

13.30 Introduction

Patrick McCarthy, Business Development - Energy, Heriot-Watt University

13.40 The Energy Technology Partnership

Stephen-Mark Williams, Executive Director, ETP

13.50 An Investor Perspective on the Energy Sector – How to Attract Angel Investment

Nick Lyth, Director, Green Angel Syndicate

14.10 The Renewable Energy Investment Fund

Andrew Smith, Head of REIF, Scottish Investment Bank

14.30 European Funding & Support for Scottish Enterprise

Jamie Robinson, Project Manager - SEGEC team, Scottish Enterprise

15.00 Break & Networking

15.30 Interface

Louise Arnold, Business Engagement Exec, Interface

15.50 Local Energy Scotland

Ruth Evans and Laura Campbell, Project Managers, Challenge Fund, LES

16.10 Textiles Future Forum

Joe Pacitti, Manager, TFF

16.20 Supporting Energy Entrepreneurship in Scotland - The Converge Challenge Business Competition

Olga Kozlova, Director, Converge Challenge

16.40 Close