Innovate UK Launches Local Industrial Decarbonisation Plans Competition
This competition provides funding for UK organisations to develop projects for dispersed industrial clusters which will develop place-based decarbonisation plans.
The Local Industrial Decarbonisation Plans Competition provides support for industrial manufacturers, not located within the UK’s existing industrial clusters, to develop plans to reduce their emissions and avoid carbon leakage.
Through use of the fund, Innovate UK (IUK) expects organisations to come together to form local clusters, which can be made up of closely located industrial businesses and other stakeholders, with the aim to establish a detailed, implementable plan for decarbonisation of their cluster.
The programme has a total budget of £5 million to fund feasibility studies. Each project’s total grant funding request must be between £75,000 and £800,000.
The competition is open to collaborations only. To lead a project an organisation must be a UK registered business of any size, charity, not for profit, research and technology organisation (RTO), or public sector organisation.
To collaborate with the lead, an organisation must be a registered business of any size, academic institution, charity, not for profit, public sector organisation, or RTO.
The deadline for application is 2 August 2023 (11:00 BST).
(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)