Funding available for retrofit and innovation
In December 2017, BSRIA urged its members to register for a slice of £20 million of investment available in the government's Innovation Funding for the Built Environment. This is part of the Investing in Low Carbon Heating Technology Innovation, launched in October 2017 by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Innovative technologies, processes and business models are eligible for support and projects can receive between £200,000 to £2 million. Funding competitions can be found innovations in the built environment. Registration is required by Tuesday 12th December and applications must be submitted by Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
In October 2017, the government launched a grant scheme to invest up to £10 million to develop technologies that reduce the carbon emissions associated with providing heat and hot water to UK buildings. Innovative technologies, processes and tools are eligible for support and applicants may apply for a grant of £200,000 to £2 million.
Full details about the grant scheme, including how to apply, are set out in the guidance notes:
“BSRIA recognises the importance of such initiatives and is keen to see this excellent opportunity brought to the attention of members and the wider industry. Innovation, in terms of both technological and services advancements, will support our transition into a sustainable and healthier built environment.
"In order to achieve that – our existing buildings need to improve, adapt and become more efficient. The Low Carbon Heating Technology Innovation Fund focuses on innovation for low carbon heating systems and services for existing buildings.
"As we move into a ‘data rich’ era, the way we approach construction and buildings will naturally change. This is the time for us as an industry to assist in shaping this future by adding our vision into the mix. BSRIA would like to urge members to consider this unique opportunity, which can not only benefit your business but also influence the way forward.”
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