EIC MD, Denise Massey, was recently quizzed about what the Northern Powerhouse means to her and how a joined up approach to shaping the future energy industry will benefit all of the UK. The North has always been a powerhouse but one that needs reconnecting and...

Electricity operators Northern Powergrid and UK Power Networks are collaborating on a ground-breaking, environmentally friendlier new technology which could result in millions of pounds of savings each year. Working with science and technology innovation company Gnosys Global, the electricity networks are exploring the use of self-repairing...

As energy networks move to increase engagement with third party innovators, competition for a place on this year’s shortlist is set to be fierce. We're once again searching for SME innovators with ground-breaking technologies that have the potential to help UK distribution networks address their major...

UK gas and electricity network operators are exploring the use of innovative drone technologies to improve inspection methods across their networks thanks to the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC). Following the identification of the potential benefits of using drones, the EIC’s energy industry partners are now working...

A programme of workshops to accelerate innovation within the UK energy industry has been launched by the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC). As the gas and electricity distribution networks prepare for RIIO ED-2 and GDN-2, the EIC is staging a series of ‘innovation labs’ to identify the...

An innovative new approach to bringing energy network needs to the market place has paid off for the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) as the networks continue to embrace new ways of working. Over the last 12 months, the EIC has been actively inviting innovators to share...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...