Heat Pump Read Programme Stream 2 (developing tools and technology)
Up to 18 months for rapid projects and up to 30 months for longer duration projects
Up to £2m
The Heat Pump Ready Programme aims to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative clean energy technologies and processes through the 2020s and 2030s. As a key solution for decarbonising homes, heat pumps will be critical for meeting the UK’s legally binding commitment to achieve net-zero by 2050.
The Heat Pump Ready Programme is split into 3 separate delivery streams:
Stream 1: solutions for high-density heat pump deployment. Up to £30 million of Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) funding from spring 2022.
Stream 2: developing tools and technology. Up to £25 million of grant funding for projects to overcome barriers to heat pump deployment, beginning spring 2022 (this stream).
Stream 3: trial support and learning. Up to £5 million contract from spring 2022.
Stream 2 aims to support applied R&D projects, focused on driving down the lifetime costs of domestic heat pump deployment, improving the domestic consumer experience and acceptability of heat pumps through technology and process innovation and improving the home suitability and interoperability of heat pumps with other smart technology and within the wider electricity system.
This competition seeks:
Funding is available across 5 tool and technology areas: