Organisations can apply for a share of £1.2million, inclusive of VAT, to develop open solutions to accelerate decarbonisation of energy in the UK.
This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The aim of the competition is to develop open software, hardware and data solutions that address the challenges of transforming to a net zero energy system in the UK. The competition will stimulate the development of collective equity for the sector and the creation of communities to support the development of reusable and open net zero energy solutions.
Your open solutions should accelerate the delivery of net zero energy in the UK. The outputs should be adopted by first users and have potential to be supported and adopted by the wider community and other users across the energy sector.
Projects are expected to:
To lead a project, you can:
Contracts will be awarded only to a single legal entity. However, you can employ specialist consultants, advisers or partnering organisations as subcontractors. This work will still be the responsibility of the main contractor.
We are looking for proposals that involve all the necessary stakeholders relevant to the proposed innovation, including a first user of the solution if that is not the lead organisation.
Open software, hardware and data solutions are proven to increase quality, speed of development, security, improve customer protections and reduce costs with the principals of open collaboration and transparency.
Open approaches can accelerate digitalisation whilst prioritising system security and protecting customers.
You must demonstrate that your open approaches and solutions can:
Your project must:
Your project must also:
This programme will not fund any proprietary development, however you can pursue business models and development outside of this funding such as open core approaches.