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.

Or, if you're an established business looking for cutting-edge solutions for your projects, there's a very good chance you will find it here in the UK...

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UK 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.

3 reasons to choose the UK for innovation


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.


Funding. The UK is the world's 3rd largest market for cleantech investment from VCs and the UK government has committed to raise R&D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027. The 2020 R&D Roadmap and legally-binding Net Zero goal will ensure continued funding toward net zero innovation.


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.

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World-Renowned Research Excellence


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


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.

Opportunities to innovate your business in the UK

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Connect with our Catapults to innovate your business

The UK is globally-recognised for its unique industry catapults. These bring together industry and academia and accelerate the creation, commercialisation and growth of game-changing companies in the renewable energy sector.

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapultopens in a new tab and its new offshoot, the DARE Catapult, is a unique testing centre for blades, robotics, digital solutions/AI and turbines.

The DARE National Robotics Centreopens in a new tab will cement the UK's position at the forefront of innovation in robotics, AI and digital solutions to support the growth of offshore renewables. It includes a robotics assembly bay, an airborne robotics test zone, three dry docks with 20,000m3 capacity and test control rooms linked to the docks via a live environment monitoring system.

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Strategies to support the UK’s drive towards Net Zero:

How we can help

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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