Clean Growth Innovation Fund – EQUANS





EQUANS UKRI Clean Growth Innovation Fund: iX Challenge


This is a great opportunity for UK-based SMES to apply for £0.1m to £1.2m in Funding.


EQUANS, part of the ENGIE Group, is a new €12 billion global leader of 74,000 experts present in 17 countries – helping businesses and communities deliver the energy, digital and industrial transitions.







EQUANS and Innovate UK have partnered to establish the Clean Growth Innovation Fund, £2m grant from Innovate UK’s Investment Accelerator Programme and £2m equity investment from EQUANS.

The fund aims to help accelerate the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy and EQUANS ambition to be the global leader in the Zero Carbon Transition.


This is a great opportunity for UK-based SMES to apply for £0.1m to £1.2m in Funding to finance innovative R&D projects with the support and expertise of EQUANS and Innovate UK.


4 Challenges:

• Industrial Decarbonisation Solutions

• Digital Solutions for the Built Environment

• Smarter and Greener Places

• Decarbonisation of Heat

You can find more details about each challenge here.

Apply Here



Watch recording of the brief 


Agenda included:

Welcome and Introduction – Martin Garratt, CEO, Cambridge Cleantech

EQUANS and the Clean Growth Innovation Fund – Ben Watts, Director M&A and Investment, ENGIE / EQUANS

The Innovate UK role for this Fund and beyond – Christian Inglis, Head of Urban Systems, Innovate UK

Description of the 4 challenges

The application platform: where and how to apply for the challenges – Dr Louise Jones, Knowledge Transfer Manager Energy Systems, KTN

View the full agenda here


Watch the recording 




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