The iX challenge competition, delivered by KTN, is supporting West Suffolk Council in identifying an innovative partner to come on board of their ACCESS INTERREG North Sea Region (NSR) project. ACCESS is a co-funded Interreg North Sea Region project, under Priority 2 Eco-innovation: Stimulating the green economy (Specific objective 2.2 Stimulate the adoption of new products, services and processes to reduce the environmental footprint of regions around the North Sea). The project involves piloting smart energy solutions to develop a local smart grid. West Suffolk Council are looking for a partner/s able to trial peer-to-peer energy trading solutions alongside improvements to energy efficiency, renewable energy, grid capacity constraints and balancing. Responses are invited from single companies or consortia able to provide these services that will lead to environmentally sustainable innovations being implemented across the business. The winning business(es) in this competition will be given the opportunity to deliver their solution as a partner in the ACCESS INTERREG NSR project.
Changing human behaviours to combat climate change
If the UK is to meet its target of net zero emissions by 2050, then human behaviours will have to change. The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is working with ENGIE to identify innovative solutions that will help to instigate, facilitate and sustain these changes. Behavioural change is required at both an individual and organisational level and ENGIE is interested in solutions that seek to change behaviour in ways that support the rapid transition to zero carbon. ENGIE is committed to be the global leader in the zero carbon transition and has a strong track record of deploying innovative, low carbon solutions across the Energy, Services and Regeneration sectors. Through this challenge ENGIE is looking to identify UK SMEs that it will invite to apply for funding under Round 4 of the ENGIE UKRI Clean Growth Innovation Fund. Only companies that are successful under this KTN iX challenge will be eligible for funding under Round 4.
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Delivering Peer-to-peer energy trading across non domestic Local Energy Systems
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Environmentally sustainable compounds for hair conditioners
The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is working with Croda to reach out to its network to identify innovative solutions that could lead to the next generation in hair conditioners. Successful solution providers (industry or academia) to this challenge will be given a commercial opportunity to deliver their solution and receive support from Croda, KTN and the wider Innovate UK network.
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Decarbonising the energy supply at Antarctic research stations
The iX competition, delivered by the Knowledge Transfer Network, is supporting the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to identify solutions to innovation challenges. This current challenge relates to the need to deliver low carbon energy to meet the demands for power, space heating and hot water in a cold environment at Bird Island and Signy research stations on Antarctica, taking into consideration the ecologically sensitive environment.
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Decarbonising the fuel for polar vehicles at Sky Blu Logistics Facility
The iX competition, delivered by the Knowledge Transfer Network, is supporting the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to identify solutions to innovation challenges. This current challenge relates to the need to decarbonise the polar vehicles which clear the runway at the Sky Blu logistics facility.
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