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Artificial Intelligence for Decarbonisation innovation programme

Fund Name

Artificial Intelligence for Decarbonisation innovation programme

Project Value

Up to £350k



This AI for Decarbonisation innovation programme will support the development of innovative artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for decarbonisation applications to support the transition to net zero.

The programme will also promote coordination and collaboration between AI and carbon-emitting sectors in the UK in order to maximise the economic and carbon benefits of AI solutions in solving our most critical decarbonisation challenges.

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Fund details

Stream 3 is now open to applications with a total of £2.25 million of grant funding available across the following categories:

  • Lot 1: Using AI to accelerate decarbonisation across generation, demand, transmission and distribution of electricity
  • Lot 2: Using AI to optimise energy use in decarbonised transportation
  • Lot 3: Using AI to optimise and identify land use for renewables generation

Stream 3 has a focus on the following areas: electrification and smart grid, transportation, and land use for renewables generation.

Applicants can apply for a grant of up to £350,000 per proposal.

During the application process, applicants will be expected to demonstrate a robust evidence-based case for funding, which will include but not be limited to:

  • The potential impact of their AI approach on decarbonisation and the UK’s net zero target
  • The innovative level of their approach
  • The potential impact on developing UK AI capability in decarbonisation and growth
  • The technical credibility of their innovation including a coherent development plan that
    will commercially progress the innovation
  • Value for money and additionality


Projects must be at TRL 3-7 to be eligible for the fund.

Over 70% of the project’s activities must be conducted in the UK.

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