UK registered businesses can apply for funding to develop digital applications to solve challenges in delivering net zero for places. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £1.5 million through this competition, as part of the Net Zero Living programme.
The aim of this competition is to support ambitious, early-stage digital focussed businesses in developing and delivering net zero in relation to challenges based on place. This must be done through data driven digital applications and by collaborating with potential customers and product users.
By accelerating their journey, the funders hope to create high growth businesses that will drive forwards digitalisation across the UK and globally in net zero sectors, creating jobs, growing a customer base, and delivering customer value.
Your proposal must focus on two or more net zero challenges across:
- Mobility, and
- product manufacture and usage.
Your digital product must be for domestic, commercial, industrial, or local authority users, and must utilise a number of datasets relevant to place. Links to other sectors are also welcome, where relevant to the delivery of net zero. You must collaborate with at least one potential customer or product user as part of the project. Your project’s total grant funding request must be between £150,000 and £300,000.
See: Competition overview - Net Zero Living Digital Accelerator round 1 - Innovation Funding Service (apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk)