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Floating Offshore Wind Demonstration Programme

Launching soon, the Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) Demonstration Programme is a competitive funding scheme to support the development of technologies and products for the floating offshore wind industry. Part of the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio, the FOW Demonstration Programme is a funding scheme to support the development and demonstration of state of the art technologies and products in the FOW industry. Pre-application registration is now open and there will be a briefing event on 14 April.

Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy published

The UK’s Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy was published on 17 March. The strategy sets out how industry can decarbonise in line with net zero while remaining competitive and without pushing emissions abroad.

Building on the 10 Point Plan for a green industrial revolution, the strategy:

  • sets out the government’s vision for a prosperous, low carbon UK industrial sector in 2050.
  • provides industry with the long-term certainty it needs to invest in decarbonisation.

Industrial Energy Technology Fund for energy efficiency technologies

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £40 million for grants to improve the energy efficiency of industrial processes, reducing energy bills and cutting carbon emissions. The competition aims to support the commercial roll out and permanent installation of technologies at industrial sites. This is the second round of the Industrial Energy Technology Fund (IETF) Phase 1 competition.

The IETF will support the onsite deployment of technologies that improve the energy efficiency of an industrial process or processes. IETF will award grants across 2 strands. These are:

The Calls open on 8 March and close on 14 July 2021. There was a competition briefing on 11 March.

Innovate UK Smart Grants January 2021

There is an opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 million from Innovate UK to deliver game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. Applications can come from any area of technology and be applied to any part of the economy, such as, but not exclusively the arts, design and media; creative industries; and science or engineering. Projects of 6 to 18 months must have total eligible project costs between £25,000 and £500,000 and can be submitted by a single organisation or collaborative. Projects of 19 to 36 months must have total eligible project costs between £25,000 and £2 million and must be collaborative. The deadline is 26 May 2021.

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