The UK’s leading annual utilities industry exhibition, Utility Week Live, will be returning on 19-20 May 2020 at the NEC Birmingham - Hall 3 and the EIC are once again inviting innovators across the industry to join us on our collaborative Innovation Zone stand. 

The stand will provide selected innovators with the opportunity to showcase their ideas and technologies, all relating to this year’s headline theme - The Utility of the Future. 

‘The Utility of the Future’ theme explores the mobilisation of the sector towards being carbon neutral by 2050.

Each innovator will be provided with a small branded zone that will not only allow them to showcase their work but will also give them an unprecedented opportunity to network with the industry’s biggest players.

Adjacent to our stand we are also hosting The Electricity Zone with our four DNO partners and National Grid Electricity Transmission. The stand will focus on collaborative working and the unified approach to driving transformation in the sector.

We are keen to feature ten innovators on our stand, with a view to:

  • Stimulate vibrant and insightful discussions on challenges currently faced by the utility industry, and the dynamic innovations that could help drive utilities to reach future targets. 

  • Reflect a cross-sector approach to problem-solving and allow for engagement with solutions that will deliver wholesale change across the industry.

The Opportunity

The EIC is seeking a selection of innovative SMEs working on innovative technologies or solutions that will aid in driving the sector towards the 2050 vision and all that this milestone date entails in terms of industry goals and environmental commitments. Particular areas of focus are:


Successful SMEs will be able to demonstrate how their innovative solution can benefit industry, consumers and the environment and will showcase their work as part of a collaborative stand at Utility Week Live. 

Specific requirements

Innovators responding to this opportunity should clearly state why they are best placed to join the EIC at Utility Week Live, providing examples of relevant technologies and demonstrating their relevance to the theme of The Utility of the Future.

Interested SMEs should note that the successful applicants will be subject to EIC’s standard terms and conditions and will be required to pay a subsidised attendance fee of £775 + VAT.

Registering Interest

If you would like to join us at Utility Week Live 2020 you can apply by filling out this survey.

The cut-off date for submissions will be Friday 6 March 2020. We will be in touch to let you know if your application has been successful by Friday 20 March 2020. 

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