Innovation programme to increase participation of low-income and vulnerable consumers in the emerging smart, flexible energy system.
Inclusive Smart Solutions (ISS) is a £2.75 million programme funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DSENZ) Flexibility Innovation Programme, which seeks to enable large-scale widespread electricity system flexibility through smart, flexible, secure, and accessible technologies and markets.
A budget of up to £100,000 is available for projects working on innovative solutions supporting low-income and vulnerable consumers in the United Kingdom to benefit from the future smart, flexible energy system.
This programme is designed to foster business opportunities dedicated to developing inclusive energy solutions. ISS provides the unique chance to develop solutions through iterative consumer testing to reach a solution low-income and vulnerable consumers want and need. Successful applicants will be put through a 12-month programme to help their product or service become market-viable. This can include support with market research or mentoring on business skills, among other areas.
A smart energy system is vital for reaching net zero. Help to shape the energy landscape of tomorrow, where innovation ensures no one is left behind.
Find out more about the Inclusive Smart Solutions programme and how to apply.
Applications will close on at 5pm on Wednesday 10 January 2024.
First published 5 January 2024