The Energy Catalyst has been established by Innovate UK, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to accelerate innovation in the energy sector from concept to pre-commercial readiness by providing investment and support at the time, in the way and at the scale innovators need it.
The Energy Catalyst is open to innovative businesses and researchers from any sector who can address the three major challenges facing the energy sector - the energy ‘trilemma' of:
- reducing emissions
- improving security of supply
- reducing cost.
The energy trilemma is creating major global market opportunities for which the UK can develop and grow innovative businesses to deliver world-leading solutions. The objective of the Energy Catalyst is to accelerate UK business growth in this global challenge area by leveraging the best of UK innovation.
Mathematics in Energy Systems (13:30 – 17:00)
The mathematical sciences offer the opportunity to handle variability and uncertainty robustly, model physical and chemical processes, make predictions about the future etc. and as such have a huge contribution to the energy sector. This session aims to:
- Link the energy community with mathematical scientists.
- Articulate challenges and innovation needs in energy that can be addressed by the mathematical sciences.
- Hear cases studies on mathematical approaches and techniques in action.
- Stimulate discussion and collaborations in the area that could ultimately lead to new projects to the Catalyst
The KTN is looking for companies who wish to speak for 5-minutes on their challenges which could be approached by the mathematical sciences (please contact email@example.com for more information on the mathematics in energy systems aspect)
Energy Catalyst Briefing Event (9:00 – 13:30)
Round 4 of the Energy Catalyst opens 26th November 2015 and a briefing event for potential applicants will be held on 9th December 2015 in London. This will also be available by webcast. Further brokerage events are scheduled for 28th January 2016 in Edinburgh and 2nd February 2016 in Belfast.
The Briefing Event will feature presentations from Innovate UK covering the Competition Scope, How to Apply – Application Criteria & Process Explained, Funding & your Project Costs Explained and How to Submit your Application. Following these presentations, KTN will introduce the Horizons Tool and also run a workshop on Mathematics in Energy Systems.
Registration for some or all of the day is via the form below or following this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/energy-catalyst-round-4-brokerage-event-tickets-19192257559