Here at the EIC we have been busy preparing for one of the biggest events in the utilities industry calendar, Utility Week Live.

The event, expected to be even bigger and better than in 2016, will bring together the UK’s brightest innovators, utilities analysts, journalists and game-changing businesses and will explore the ideas and technologies that are transforming the industry.

Back by popular demand, the EIC will be hosting the Energy Innovation Zone.

Our stand will feature ten dynamic SMEs who will be showcasing their cutting-edge technologies to the industry and pitching their ideas to a panel of expert judges during two Dragon’s Den-style Big Energy Pitch events.

This year we will also be launching our brand new digital platform.  The EIC Hub is a new place for the innovation community to meet and network online.  Sign up at our stand or online at to access industry calls, showcase your ideas, collaborate with others, raise your profile and keep up to date with industry news and views.  This is a new site under development – so now is your chance to help shape our digital innovation revolution.

Another hot topic, our #CollectiveFuture Insights report, will be on the agendaThe report, Helping SMEs to access the energy industry, is a joint commission between the EIC and the Energy Systems Catapult and is intended as a starting point for forging closer links between innovators and the energy networks.  Pick up a copy of our White Paper to find out more about what our innovator community think about their engagement with the gas and electricity networks and how we plan to strengthen these relationships to drive the industry forward.

Rikki, our resident live illustrator from Hawk and Mouse, will also be on board to listen in to all of our innovation chat and skilfully capture it on paper for posterity!

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