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.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: 85% 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