The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is funding a new £9.2 million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA), which is being run by The Carbon Trust to strengthen the global competitiveness of British industry.

Over the next four years, the IEEA will aim to lower costs and increase the number of available energy efficient technologies for a range of industrial sectors, through demonstration of near to market innovations.

The programme is open to all sectors and is looking for innovations that will have the largest cross-sectoral impact on industrial energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

The first competition will be open from September 2017 to January 2018.

The Carbon Trust will be running a series of workshops on the following dates: 16 August, Manchester; 24 August, London; 7 September, Glasgow; and 13 September, Birmingham.

Further information on the IEEA programme and workshops can be found at the IEEA website.