About the EIC

Bridging the gap between industry and innovators

Who we are

In partnership with UK networks, EIC is a not-for-profit organisation that connects innovators with energy networks to drive transformational change. Today, we work with 8000+ innovators across the world and have launched 130 'Calls for Innovations', with an 85% success rate. 

Our origin

Innovation isn't easy, but it drives the world we live in. Over 12 years ago, UK energy networks realised the importance of innovation and decided to unite to tackle innovation challenges and improve performance as the world transitions to a low-carbon economy. From this, the EIC was born to bridge the gap between partners and innovators. 


What we do

The EIC provides a shared platform for our partners and the innovator community. Partners can call for innovative action, while innovators can share ideas, creating a joined-up process that can 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. 

About us

How does the EIC benefit your business

Successful calls to our innovator community
Our Expertise

Our Expertise

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.

We facilitate relationships to accelerate the discovery, development and deployment of solutions into business as usual.
We create access to difficult to reach areas such as funding, projects, people, and ideas.
We simplify the process by which industry partners provide access to third parties allowing greater exploration of operational challenges and the discovery of innovative new ways of working that deliver tangible savings to consumers.

Access to the latest opportunities in the industry

Funding support and guidance

Connect and collaborate with innovators in the industry

The EIC Hub dashboard

Sign up to our energy innovation hub to take advantage of the benefits and see our innovation opportunities

See what our Innovators have to say

The EIC has opened the doors for us... We couldn’t have done it without them. My advice to Innovators starting out is to go through the EIC.

My experience with the EIC has been very good. They managed all our finances, monthly reports and helped us bring the project into fruition.

Working with the EIC has been great!...They are essentially a big brother to help you if you feel overwhelmed with the size of a project, they are always very helpful.