Who we are
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 130 calls for innovation have been launched and 85% of these calls have been successful in sourcing a solution.
What we do
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.
How does the EIC benefit your business
- Access to industry
- Access to funding
- Industry insight
- Project support
- Support in commercialisation
Industry Partner Benefits
- Providing access to a diverse and global innovation community
- Supporting them to develop strong relationships and embed innovation cultures
- Facilitating cross-sector collaboration and the sharing of best practice
- Providing project development and delivery support
- Managing innovation calls
- Scouting for new technologies
Our expert team have an extensive knowledge base, allowing us to consistently deliver rapid solutions to business challenges. On average it takes 8-10 weeks from call launch to potential solutions being presented and we have a proven success rate: 85% of calls to our innovator community have a successful outcome.
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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.
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We offer a wealth of resources to support innovators and help them to propel their technologies to the next stage.