Who we are
Established in 2008, the EIC is a globally established not-for profit organisation with a vision that reaches far beyond the creation of new or improved utility systems – we are passionate about driving social progress, improving the quality of people’s lives and securing a safe, affordable and sustainable future for our children.
What we do
Working in partnership with ten gas, electricity and water utilities and the Energy Systems Catapult (ESC), the EIC bridge the gap between industry and innovators. We have extensive knowledge and we consistently deliver a proven route to market for innovative ideas and technologies.Join our Innovation Community
How does the EIC benefit your business
Industry Partner Benefits
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: 82% of calls to our innovator community have a successful outcome.
Our most valuable asset are our people and the relationships that they have with our innovation community and industry. Each one of our commercial and technical colleagues is committed to working closely with all parties to build consensus and win-win outcomes.
Denise Massey has been Managing Director of the EIC (Energy Innovation Centre) since the company’s foundation in 2008. Denise led the company from start-up to successful not for profit business, and now heads a highly successful and growing team of technical and commercial specialists. Denise and her team work alongside innovators and industry towards securing a safe, resilient and environmentally sustainable future for utilities, globally. In the UK, Denise fosters collaboration and partnerships across many stakeholders, and supports both water companies and gas and electricity energy networks with their innovation challenges. She also works closely with regulatory bodies and government, including Ofwat, Ofgem and BEIS. Denise is actively involved in redefining the innovation ambition of the UK’s energy sector and looking to support the water sector in its ambition, always aiming to champion the interests of third party and innovator community which currently stands at over 7000 active innovators.Meet the EIC team