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The Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) has completed another successful year, brokering energy investments to the value of £3.2 million and welcoming the Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) on board as an industry partner. The latest investment figures take the total value of deals facilitated by EIC up...

Can you help our industry partner, Scottish & Southern Energy Power Distribution, to identify innovative solutions for a holistic approach to 11kV network fault management that will improve network performance and reduce Customer Interruptions (CI) and Customer Minutes Lost (CML)? If the answer is yes then...

The International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016) aspires to be the world’s leading event in 2016. Expected to attract 30,000 delegates from all over the world it will be a buzzing marketplace for companies and the biggest international business festival in 2016.   Taking place from...

The Energy Systems Catapult will celebrate its first birthday during April, following its creation in 2015. The Catapult, which was formally incorporated in April 2015, has spent its first year recruiting and building a team, developing its strategy and implementing a number of important projects to...

 The Smart Grid Accelerator The Power Networks Demonstration Centre is an innovative development and demonstration facility founded by the University of Strathclyde, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Funding Council and founding members Scottish Power Energy Networks and Scottish and Southern Energy Distribution. The Centre brings together academics, engineers...

Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution are thrilled that this year an innovation from one of its flagship innovation projects, 'My Electric Avenue, has been shortlisted for the Best Smart Grid Innovation Award. [caption id="attachment_8303" align="alignright" width="300"] The street of the future – neighbours in Marlow test the...

Interested in what we here at the Energy Innovation Centre have been up to over the past few months and what we have coming up, take a look at our latest newsletter. Within the round up you will find out which companies have been shortlisted for...

May 2016 sees the return of leading industry event Utility Week Live and the EIC is excited to once again bring innovation to the heart of the exhibition with the return of the Innovation Zone. Over the two days more than 100 speakers, 150 exhibitors and...

Earlier this month, our engineers Tony Knowles and Simon Wilson, travelled to Orlando, Florida for the annual DistribuTECH conference and exhibition. The three day event focussed on electricity distribution and the EIC was one of 540 companies from across the world exhibiting. DistribuTECH is the world’s leading...

Rolling up our sleeves and exploring how the industry might work together to deliver better, fairer, more accurate and responsive proactive customer service was the challenge set to the energy networks at last September’s customer innovation summit. As a result, seven networks have now formed an...

This month, Lois Wiegand, commercial manager, travelled to the iconic Titanic Belfast to discuss ‘Harnessing experience and unleashing innovation’ at this year’s Acumen 2016 conference. The event, which took place on the 8th – 11th Feb, brought together representatives from Ofgem along with directors and senior...

In partnership with the KTN, Innovate UK is hosting a number of brokering events that will provide an opportunity to find out more about its new Energy Game Changer funding competition. The UK’s innovation agency is offering up to £2 million in technical feasibility studies up...

Our industry partner, National Grid Gas Distribution (NGGD), is looking for suppliers who can support its ground-breaking PRISM innovation project. Pipe Replacement In-Situ Manufacturing (PRISM) uses a resin and rig to reline gas pipes in the ground, and has already been successfully used in the water...

EIC industry partner, National Grid Gas Distribution is reaching out to potential partners for collaboration in the Network Innovation Competition (NIC) 2016. The NIC is annual competition run by Ofgem to fund flagship innovative projects to deliver financial and environmental benefits for gas customers. The company...

By Jo Spragg, Account Director, Active Profile One of the biggest events in the energy calendar, the Energy Network Association’s LCNI Conference took place last week in Liverpool. For the 1000+ representatives from the UK’s gas and electricity network operators, SME innovation community, academia and policy...

EIC is delighted to announce that Utility Week has been confirmed as the first ever official media partner for the upcoming UK Energy Innovation Awards 2016.   Utility Week is the leading business-to-business brand for the water, gas and electricity industries. The home of breaking news, incisive analysis and...

The Energy Systems Catapult and the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) have signed a landmark agreement to develop and enhance innovation across the energy sector.  The Catapult was set up to support companies and Government in the development of new products and services to address the new...

With one of the biggest events in the energy sector’s calendar taking place next week, the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) is busy making the final preparations to its programme of events at this year’s LCNI Conference. Hosted at the ACC Liverpool, the LCNI event runs from...