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BEIS Industrial Energy Accelerator

Fund Name

Industrial Energy Accelerator Phase 3

Project Length

Up to 2 years

Project Value

Up to £1m



The BEIS Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) is a competition to help identify new energy/resource-efficient technologies and accelerate their deployment in UK industry. The key focus is on innovations with the potential to cut carbon emissions through reduced energy consumption and/or improved resource efficiency. Eligible technologies should have a technology readiness level (TRL) of 5-8 within the relevant sectors.

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Fund Details

  • The purpose of the IEEA is to fund innovative technologies that will reduce energy and resource use, and greenhouse gas emissions from industry.
  • Up to £8m grant funding is available for demonstration projects, awarded on a competitive basis over two phases, with awards typically between £150k and £1m (typically 40-60% support of eligible costs).
  • The target areas are the industrial and manufacturing sectors in the UK.
  • The programme is open to private sector companies, research organisations and universities.

The overall aim of this opportunity is to support all industrial sectors to increase the adoption of efficient technologies. This can be broken down into the following objectives:

  • Successfully demonstrate and prove the energy savings from innovations, across a range of industrial sectors.
  • Leverage private sector investment into near to market industrial energy-efficient technologies and processes.
  • Overcome barriers associated with the reluctance of industry to install alternative low carbon innovations. This will lead to a decrease in persistent market barriers, which will lead to future investments in these energy-efficient innovations, by producing technologies that are market-ready with businesses capable of achieving sales within 2 years of grant award.
  • Strengthen UK supply chains for industrial efficiency technologies and processes, and better understand UK capabilities and gaps in manufacturing of these technologies.
  • Shape a competitive business environment for UK energy-intensive industries, by increasing their efficiency and productivity and reducing fuel use.


To be eligible the demonstration must be installed at an eligible industrial process at a UK industrial site. It is anticipated that most of the projects will be delivered through a partnership/consortium of at least two organisations. It is up to the consortium to select the most appropriate lead applicant. To collaborate as a project partner each organisation must:

  • be a business of any size, a research organisation, a research and technology organisation, an academic institution, charity or a public sector organisation.
  • carry out its project work in relation to the industrial partner’s site which is located in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

The IEEA will not support projects that upgrade systems in buildings that are not integral to
the industrial process itself. This includes but is not limited to:
• Building lighting
• Space heating, cooling and ventilation where not integral to the industrial process

The IEEA will not support the costs of developing, purchasing, installing, operation or
maintenance of equipment related to the production of fuels, including but not limited to:
• Biogas
• Biofuel
• Synthetic fuels
• Hydrogen fuel
• Fossil fuels

The IEEA will not support the costs of developing, purchasing, and installing renewable
electricity generation equipment including:
• solar panels
• wind turbines
• marine and hydro technologies
• biomass

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