Net zero data competition announces winners for share of £1.3m

The competition required entrants to develop data applications to help organisations and individuals deliver net zero energy systems

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UKRI has revealed the nine winners of its net zero-driven data competition, announcing £1.3 million of new funding for these projects.

Its ‘Modernising Energy Data Applicants’ competition has been managed by the ‘Prospering from the Energy Revolution challenge’.

The competition required entrants to develop data applications to help organisations and individuals deliver net zero energy systems.

The winners are Urbantine, Alian, Brits Energy, City Science Corporation, Power My Hub, Zuhlke Engineering, GL Industrial Services UK, Mind Foundry and Advanced Infrastructure Technology.

The competition ran during autumn of last year and will be followed by a second phase, in which the prototypes of these winning projects will be developed and tested.

Applicants were required to highlight the benefits of their product to users’ energy systems, provide scalable commercial opportunities and use the open energy data architecture that had been developed through the previous competition.

Rob Saunders, Challenge Director for the Prospering from the Energy Revolution challenge, said: “The quality and range of concepts put forward in this initial competition not only shows what is possible by using some of the newest ideas in data and technology but also highlights the variety of inefficiencies in the current energy landscape that can be improved as we move towards our net zero ambitions in the UK.

“Whether it’s industry, farming, investment or efficiency for people’s homes, there is a part to play for innovative technology that reduces usage for us all. We are now looking forward to helping these projects move to the next phase of bringing their solutions to life through testing and development of the ideas.”