Together we innovate

The EIC brings industry and innovators together. As a not-for-profit organisation, we operate a shared platform and provide an open environment for our partners and community to innovate together. Improving the quality of people’s lives is at the core of what we do, and by working together we can achieve a safe, affordable, net-zero future for everyone.

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What is the EIC?

Innovation isn't easy, but it drives the world we live in. That's why 12 years ago, the UK energy networks decided that it made sense to work together to bring innovation forward and improve performance as the world transitions to a low-carbon economy. Today the EIC is a not-for-profit organisation, owned by seven utility partners working with 7000+ innovators across the world. Over 200 calls for innovation have been launched and 85% of these calls have been successful in sourcing a solution. The EIC provides a shared platform to bring our partners and our innovator community together, in order to facilitate processes that take innovation projects from an idea to business as usual. Our dedicated team of technical and commercial experts work alongside industry and innovators, to make the journey happen.

Our partners

SP Energy Networks
Northern Powergrid
Scottish & Southern
Northern Gas Networks
National Grid
Uk Power Networks
Gas Networks Ireland

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  • Access the Latest Opportunities

    View the areas our partners are seeking innovative techologies to solve industry problems.

  • Connect with our global community of Innovators

    Over the past decade our global innovation community has grown from strength to strength and is made up of a diverse range of proven problem solvers that think outside the box and have cutting-edge ideas and specialist skills to drive innovation.

  • Download the Latest Resources

    We offer a wealth of resources to support innovators and help them to propel their technologies to the next stage.

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