Net Zero Innovation Portfolio: What’s the UK government’s objective, and how does this translate into support for your business?
Through its Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, the government has put the UK on course for radical industrial, infrastructure, and environmental transformation. The plan promises support for innovation in the energy and manufacturing sectors, as well as a fully green recovery from the pandemic. But who, in practice, can leverage this support? What kinds of projects does the government want the private sector to lead, and how do public sector bodies fit into the picture?
Central to the government’s strategy for implementing its Ten Point Plan is the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP), a packet of competitive funding schemes designed to support and accelerate innovation towards a zero-carbon future. These schemes are intended to provide opportunities for businesses—especially small-to-medium companies—to experiment and take innovative risks while conducting crucial green R&D. At the same time, the NZIP also promotes and supports private-public sector collaboration (the implicit hope being that a green industrial revolution will strengthen the government’s Levelling Up Agenda.)
Join this session for insight into the NZIP and related green funding opportunities! We’ll be discussing the fund’s goals, application and partnership strategy, and examples of successfully funded projects.
If you’re an innovator wondering whether your organisation could be part of the green industrial revolution, but you’ve not yet applied for funding, this session is for you!