Innovate UK is keen to encourage and support the design of connected energy system projects in Northern Ireland. This workshop will outline funding availability, eligible costs and the types of projects Innovate UK is keen to support. This will include guidance on how to make a strong application and how to encourage collaboration, networking and cluster development.  

Why attend?

As well as outlining what new funding is available, this workshop will also provide some insight into what a good project looks like and how to enable the formation of local clusters to make a strong case for support.

The event is primarily targeted at:

    • energy companies
    • technology providers
    • public bodies
    • councils
    • government and academia

We look forward to you joining us in what will be an insightful and engaging afternoon.


12:30 Registration & networking lunch
13:00 Welcome & introduction: Richard Pelan, Invest NI
13:10 Introduction to the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – Clean Growth challenges – David Richardson, Innovate UK
13:20 Overview of the Prospering from the Energy Revolution Programme – David Richardson, Innovate UK
13:45 Initial plans for this years Detailed Local Energy Systems Designs competition – David Richardson, Innovate UK
14:10 Questions – David Richardson, Innovate UK
14:20 Consortium and company pitches –Jenni McDonnell, KTN
15:00 What support can we give to applicants (discussion session) – helping to build consortium, grant writing workshops etc. – Jenni McDonnell, KTN
15:30 Final Questions – KTN, Innovate UK and Invest NI
15:40 Energy related Trade Missions – Sam Knox, Invest NI
15:45 Collaborative Network funding – Joanne McMullan, Invest NI
15:50 Summary – Richard Pelan, Invest NI
15:55 Networking and coffee
16:00 Pre book breakout meetings with individual consortia to discuss existing projects, ideas – KTN, Innovate UK, Invest NI
16:30 Close

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Invest NI HQ

1 Bedford Square,

Bedford Street,


United Kingdom