Part of a world-leading network of innovation centres, Energy Systems Catapult was set up to accelerate the transformation of the UK’s energy system and ensure UK businesses and consumers capture the opportunities of clean growth. The Catapult is an independent, not-for-profit centre of excellence that bridges the gap between industry, government, academia and research – with around 200 staﬀ based in Birmingham and Derby with a variety of technical, commercial and policy backgrounds. We take a whole systems view of the energy sector – from power, heat and transport to industry, infrastructure and consumers – helping us to identify and address innovation priorities and market barriers to decarbonise the energy system at the lowest cost. To overcome the systemic barriers of the current energy market, we work to unleash the potential of innovative companies of all sizes. Helping them to develop, test and scale the products, services and value chains required to achieve the UK’s clean growth ambitions as set out in the Industrial Strategy.
For more information, please visit: es.catapult.org.uk
Building the next generation of energy networks requires collaboration and the PNDC connects stakeholders through every stage of the innovation process. The unique facility enables highly realistic and accelerated technology testing alongside a rich portfolio of research programmes across the full smart grid domain. Real 11kV and LV distribution networks, which are flexible with the ability to vary voltage, frequency and perform disturbance testing in a controlled environment, with a team of post doctorate researchers with individual areas of expertise relevant to its core research themes. The capability to research, test and demonstrate hardware, software and integrated systems solutions in a safe, controlled environment.
For more information, please visit: www.pndc.co.uk