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.
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.
How does the EIC benefit your business
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.
Access to the latest opportunities in the industry
Funding support and guidance
Connect and collaborate with innovators in the industry
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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.