Submit Your Applications for Energy Catalyst (Round 7)

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Deadline: 18 September 2019

Applications are now open for Energy catalyst round 7: early stage to support highly innovative, market-focused energy solutions in any technology or sector.

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Innovate UK (part of UK Research and Innovation), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) will invest up to £22 million. This is in innovation projects as part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and Transforming Energy Access (TEA) programme.


  • Cost
  • Emissions
  • Security of supply and energy access

Funding Information

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Applicants early stage project’s total eligible costs must be between £50,000 and £300,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Lead applicants
    • The administrative lead:
      • must be based in the UK
      • will be the recipient of the award and will distribute funding to the international partners (hub and spoke model)
      • must be an SME, academic organisation or RTO
      • will manage and be accountable for the finances of the project in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award
      • must claim funding through this competition
  • The technical lead:
    • can be from anywhere in the world
    • will lead on the development of the scope, work packages within the project and other work from a technical perspective
    • can be an SME, academic or RTO
    • must claim funding through this competition
  • To be eligible for funding applicant can be from any country, and must be a:
    • business
    • research technology organisation (RTO)
    • academic organisation
    • charity
    • or public sector organisation
  • Applicants project:
    • must intend to use the results to help deliver clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or both
    • must include a UK-based administrative lead
    • must involve at least one SME, from anywhere in the world


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How to Apply

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