Modernising energy data applications

The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) challenge is to develop data applications which deliver net zero local energy systems

What's the open innovation challenge?

The aim of the competition is to develop data-driven applications that combine data from multiple sectors. These applications should facilitate progress towards net zero local energy systems, improve people’s lives and create business opportunities.

Your project must involve relevant and interested private sector organisations interested in the modernising energy data landscape.

The competition includes 2 phases. The current call is for phase 1 and involves R&D contracts being awarded to demonstrate the technical feasibility of the proposed solution.

  • A total of up to £750k (Inc. VAT) has been allocated to this phase
  • Phase 1 contracts will be up to £150k (Inc. VAT) per project, for up to 3 months

It is expected that phase 1 will be followed up with a second phase for prototype development and testing. Only successful phase 1 applicants will be eligible to apply to phase 2.

  • It is expected that funding of up to £420k (Inc. VAT) is awarded per phase 2 contract
  • Phase 2 project duration will be around 9 months

Project date milestones

12 October 2020: Competition opens

18 November 2020, 11am: Competition closes

11-13 January 2021 : Interviews will take place

22 January 2021: Applicants notified

Next steps

Read full guidelines and apply through the UK Government website.