At the EIC, we pride ourselves on championing the voice of the innovator. We want to give innovators in our industry the opportunity to be heard, and to make a positive difference. 

To this end, the EIC formed the Innovator Impact Panel; a steering group of 20 SMEs and innovators from the EIC’s Innovation Community. The Panel was created to ensure the views of the many diverse companies in our community were represented and is made up of innovators from across the UK, representing businesses of differing sizes and with a range of capabilities. The Panel has already had a huge influence on the approach to RIIO-2 and has worked with the EIC and Ofgem in helping to inform the approach to innovation in RIIO-2. 

As we move into 2020, the Impact Panel will continue to make a difference. The Panel are due to review the EIC’s business plan for 2020/21 ensuring we continue to deliver services needed and valued by innovators and that we create an effective action plan that rises to the new challenges identified in the recent Innovator Insights Survey.

In the coming months, we will be putting a spotlight on each member of our Panel, giving you an insight into the innovators who are working with us to drive innovation in the industry.

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Achieving net zero targets is one of the biggest challenges facing the energy and utilities industry, but by innovating together we can drive change and deliver a decarbonised future. Our industry partners are always looking for innovative new solutions to the challenges they face, including net zero, which is why we provide a platform where innovators like you can respond to the latest innovation opportunities and challenges, and submit your innovative ideas. Our expert team have an extensive knowledge base, allowing us to consistently help our partners to address challenges, and to support our innovation community. This enables innovators and industry to come together and build a strong innovation culture and streamline innovation processes.