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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...

SMEs and entrepreneurs from around the world who are pushing the boundaries of innovation in the electricity, gas and / or renewables sectors are being urged to enter the UK Energy Innovation Awards 2016. Hosted by innovation lab, the Energy Innovation Centre, the awards provide a...

Are you 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 Autumn newsletter. Within the newsletter you will find out what happened at our latest...

The UK’s energy distribution networks moved a step closer towards greater strategic collaboration on customer experience at the latest innovation summit facilitated by the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC). To view the photography from the event, visit the EIC Flickr account The event, which took place in London,...

“We will work together to deliver better, fairer, more accurate and responsive proactive customer service.” In her latest ‘Pipe Up’ column for Leading industry publication Utility Week, EIC managing director, Denise Massey, gives an insight into how using a collective imagination across the electricity and gas...

The Energy Innovation Centre’s managing director, Denise Massey and chairman, Mark Horsley are speaking at this year’s Utility Week Congress. The event, which is taking place on 14th and 15th October in Birmingham, will see leaders from the UK water, gas and electricity sectors come together...

The Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) has revealed record energy investments of £3.9 million in 2014/15, bringing the total value of deals facilitated by EIC since 2008 up to £12.5 million. The value of 2014/15 investments represents an increase of £600,000 on the £3.3 million total recorded...

Denise Massey, managing director of EIC joined the The British Diplomatic Mission in Brazil as part of the project 'innovation policies for the sector electric'. [widgetkit id=6519] The British Diplomatic Mission in Brazil, in partnership with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and the National Electric Energy...

Guests at the fifth UK Energy Innovation Awards challenged to pioneer a future where innovation can thrive. Small business innovators, the energy industry, policy makers and academics gathered in force last night at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate for the annual UK Energy Innovation Awards, organised by...

Energy Innovation Centre supports new show feature to celebrate exciting technology and services transforming utilities sector. Utility Week™ Live incorporating IWEX is delighted to announce the industry-changing companies selected to take part in the new Innovation Zone this month (April 21-23 at the NEC, Birmingham). The Innovation...

In her latest column for leading industry publication, Utility Week, EIC’s managing director, Denise Massey, talks about how reaching out to the small business innovation community is generating opportunities and value for the energy industry – read it in the current issue. You can also catch...

Martin Queen, Innovation Engineer at the EIC will be chairing an IET 'Preparing for the grid of the future' event which takes place on 21st April 2015. The event will be held at Austin Court, Birmingham at 6pm and speakers include Gideon Evans, R&D Project Manager of Scottish and Southern...

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 March newsletter. Within the newsletter you will find out which companies have been shortlisted for the...