The Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC) has today [5th September 2023] announced the nine winners of its 2023 Open Innovation Programme. The funding competition focused on developing and deploying data and digital technologies that will enable the delivery of the UK’s net zero ambitions.
A total of 143 businesses from across the globe applied for up to £500K each in funding from NZTC. The entire awarded sum surpasses £9 million, comprising £3 million from NZTC and over £6 million co-funded by industry partners.
The winning technologies are:
Rebecca Allison, Chief Operations Officer, Net Zero Technology Centre commented: “We had a fantastic response to our latest call for ideas and the competition was strong, which demonstrates the appetite for developing net zero focused technologies. By harnessing the power of real-time data collection, analysis, and predictive modelling, robotics and artificial intelligence the energy industry can access unique insights, make smarter decisions, reduce emissions and enhance safety. These technologies will accelerate progress towards net zero and facilitate the energy transition.”
Scottish Government Wellbeing Economy Secretary Neil Gray said: “I welcome this progress supporting cutting edge technology which will help Scotland reach net zero by 2045.
“These innovative projects can help us create an economy which is fair, green and growing.”
UK Government Minister for Scotland Malcolm Offord said: "Congratulations to all the businesses that were successful in their applications, I look forward to hearing more about the pioneering technologies and solutions they create.