EDF Energy Innovation Challenge: Stimulating New Inspection and Monitoring Systems

Deadline: 28 September 2016

EDF Energy in partnership with Innovate UK is currently seeking proposals for funding an Innovation Challenge to stimulate new inspection and monitoring systems.

The aim of the competition is to identify new and innovative ways to inspect and monitor EDF Energy’s power generation assets. These solutions must be safe, fast, cost effective and accurate.

Funding Information

  • There is between £5,000 and £10,000 of funding available for projects selected by EDF Energy.
  • Projects must last up to 3 months.
  • Early stage and well developed ideas will be considered, as will proposals for technology transfer.
  • EDF Energy will attempt to work with the successful companies to bring the best ideas to on-site trials and possible commercial reality.
  • Only projects selected by EDF Energy’s experts after the pitching session will get access to funding provided by EDF Energy.
  • Projects will be selected based on criteria which will include degree of innovation, value proposition and alignment to the business needs.


  • The challenge relating to inspection of high risk components in Advanced Gas-Cooled Nuclear Reactors (the“nuclear challenge”) and
  • The challenge relating to offshore wind monopole foundation corrosion monitoring and control (the “offshore windfarms challenge”).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a UK registered company to participate to the challenge related to the nuclear fleet.
  • The challenge related to Offshore Wind is open to UK and non-UK companies
  • This competition is open to start-ups and large companies alike
  • Proposals must be business led but you can have academic partners
  • Ideas from innovators outside the energy sector are welcome along with companies both within or outside our existing supply chain

How to Apply

This competition will follow a two stage process:

  • Stage 1: Video upload and brief project details (open entry). All 3 minute video (max 5MB) applications are submitted, assessed and scored by EDF Energy experts.
  • Stage 2: Pitching session (by invitation only). Successful applicants from stage 1 will be invited to pitch to an expert EDF Energy panel.
  • Selected projects will then be invited by EDF Energy to develop a feasibility study or on-site trial, through specific bilateral contracts.

For more information, please visit EDF Energy.

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