The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has launched a £16m low carbon initiative fund to encourage and support innovative energy saving ideas.
The fund is targeted at SMEs, inventors and entrepreneurs who can all bid for a proportion of the money. The purpose behind it is to accelerate the commercialisation of low-carbon technology so that carbon emissions from UK businesses are reduced.
Elizabeth Shaw, innovation manager at the Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) and EEIF member shares her thoughts on the need for innovation to support the growth of the low carbon sector in the North East.
A report released by Nesta (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) earlier this month (July 2012) has highlighted that UK investment into new products and ideas since the recession hit in 2008 has fallen by £24bn.
A collaboration between the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Tata Steel, the Thermal Technologies Centre opened for business this week in Middlesbrough.
Based at Tata Steel’s Teesside Technology Centre, the £5m centre provides an open access facility which will pioneer new ways of turning materials such as biomass into high grade fuels and energy.
EEIF Member Patrick Parsons Consulting Engineers have been commended by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) at their annual Robert Stephenson Awards.
Recognising the technical engineering excellence and ingenuity in design of the Tees International Whitewater Course, for which Patrick Parsons provided full civil and structural design services, the ICE singled the project out of thirteen entrants in their category to receive one of two commendations.