Grow your energy business in the UK

Business Innovation

If you're looking to develop and grow your energy-related technologies and innovations, and to reach new markets, there is no better place than the UK.

Here you will find the funding, the networks and the talent to propel your business to the next level. If you're an established business looking for cutting-edge solutions for your projects, you will find them here in the UK.

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Business Expansion Guide

Looking to grow, innovate and reach new customers in the UK?

Our new personalised step-by-step guide will take you through the most important things to consider when setting up operations in the UK. After a quick 2-minute set-up, you'll have your UK expansion guide at your fingertips – tailored to your specific investment needs.

Apply for the Unicorn Kingdom: Pathfinder Awards (UKPA)

The UK's Department for Business and Trade (DBT) has launched the department’s first global tech awards, the Unicorn Kingdom: Pathfinder Awards (UKPA), to unearth and showcase the most promising scale up companies in the tech industry.

Winners will receive a tailor-made programme in the UK, including:

  • meetings with leading industry and government sector specialists.
  • invitations to VIP events and receptions.
  • tailored support from DBT’s Global Entrepreneur Programme.
  • exposure and recognition through promotional activities.

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3 reasons to choose the UK for innovation:

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Scale your business by raising capital in one of the largest Climate Tech investment markets in the world​.

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De-risk innovation with significant government investment in R&D and incentives​.

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Learn from global players and innovative startups that drive the UK climate tech ecosystem.

Partner with UK business at the cutting-edge of the energy transition

The Electric Vehicle (EV) Innovators Landscape is your go-to list of 355 companies working on innovative Electric Vehicles and related Infrastructure solutions across the UK.

It features companies providing solutions in Battery & Components, Charging Points, Low Emission Vehicle and Fleet Management, Electricity Distribution & Transmission, Smart mobility and many more.

The EV Landscape gives you an overview of companies, which are:

  • export ready.
  • SMEs or large businesses.
  • have previously worked on an international collaboration project.

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Connect with Industry Catapults

The UK is globally-recognised for its unique industry catapults, bringing together industry and academia, accelerating the creation, commercialisation and growth of game-changing renewable energy companies. The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapultopens bit.ly in a new tab is a unique testing centre for blades and turbines.

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Innovate your Business

The DARE National Robotics Centreopens bit.ly in a new tab showcases the UK's expertise at the forefront of innovation in robotics and AI to support the growth of offshore renewables. Featuring a robotics assembly bay, an airborne robotics test zone, three dry docks with 20,000m3 capacity and test control rooms fitted with a live environment monitoring system.

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Access the support you need:

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R&D: The UK’s renowned research capability in energy and engineering is demonstrable through its many institutions supporting research and innovation. Ongoing investment brings down costs and improves performance for low-carbon technologies.

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Funding: The UK is the world's 3rd largest market for cleantech investment. The UK government has committed to raise R&D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027, ensuring continued funding toward net zero innovation.

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Talent: With numerous world-leading universities and a history of expertise and innovation in the energy sector, the UK offers a talented and diverse labour pool to draw from.

Get support from DBT

The United Kingdom's Department for Business & Trade (DBT) is your expert guide on your journey to investing in or procuring from the UK. We offer free and confidential advice and services to inward investors, giving new investors the confidence to invest and helping existing investors to expand and grow – using the UK as your gateway to the world.

If you are looking for UK investment support please use the Expand Your Business link above. If you are looking to procure, please let us know here.

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