Funding for Innovation in Energy Efficient Technologies

New government fund aims to reduce carbon emissions from UK industry

Northern Ireland businesses have a unique opportunity to participate in the new £9.2 million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) programme.

The Accelerator will provide co-funding grants to near-commercial demonstration projects that can:

  • reduce the cost of energy efficient technologies
  • extend the range of energy-saving options available to industrial firms

The programme is open to all sectors and is technology neutral. It will target solutions which are close to commercialisation and which will have the largest cross-sectoral impact on industrial energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

The Carbon Trust will run the programme over the next four years, backed by funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

An open application process will run from September 2017 until January 2018. Industrial firms are encouraged to apply in collaboration with technology developers.

A ‘fast track’ process will be available for those companies already engaged with a technology developer and looking for funding and advice to help run a demonstration project.

IEEA workshops
In an effort to encourage applications and help industry and innovators identify the best opportunities, The Carbon Trust will host a series of engagement workshops on the following dates:

The workshops are open to all sectors, including steel, food and drink, chemicals, aluminium, glass, plastics, rubber, textiles, cement and many more.

If you cannot attend these workshops, but would still like to participate in the IEEA, you should contact

Find out more about the Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator.