Energy Catalyst Helping Emerging Economies Nigeria 2022

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Energy Catalyst Helping Emerging Economies Nigeria 2022

The UK is helping emerging economies access clean and affordable energy.

This week, Innovateuk is in Nigeria to explore energy access opportunities, improve knowledge on the upcoming £20m Energy Catalyst funding and find potential innovation collaborators and partners.


innovateuk is the UK’s national innovation agency providing financial and advisory support to innovators to help them create strategic partnerships, uncover insights and develop business models to improve lives across Africa and in Nigeria.

Energy Catalyst

Through Innovateuk in partnership with INNOVATE UK EDGE (IUK EDGE )North & INNOVATE UK (KTNUK),


Energy catalyst nigeria 2022Energy Catalyst funding has supported 17 projects with Nigerian partners, with a further 7 having been awarded funding in the recently announced competition.



Helping your business to make step changes towards scale.

We empower innovation-driven businesses like yours to grow at pace and achieve their industry- and society-transforming ambitions.

Once you engage with us, a dedicated innovation and growth specialist will work closely and efficiently with your leadership team to gain an intimate understanding of your needs.

We will help you to identify the most effective strategy to accelerate your business’ growth and maximise its potential. And we aim to give you access to the resources to deliver, from investor networks to IP expertise and international partnerships.

So, if you are an established innovative small to medium sized business with great potential, take the next step on your growth journey with us.



The world we live in faces ever-changing societal, environmental and economic challenges, which are felt regionally, nationally and also globally. At Innovate UK KTN our mission is to connect ideas, people and communities to respond to these challenges and drive positive change through innovation.

Our diverse connections span business, government, funders, research and the third sector.

If you are seeking business support, funding, or to be connected to a partner organisation, click here for our business support page.

If you are looking to work with Innovate UK KTN on a project as a commercial partner, click here to find out more about what we can offer to public and private sector clients.

Deep Expertise
We have wide ranging expertise and convene the expertise of others. Through our network of experts, we ensure ideas are shared across diverse sectors and communities, so that opportunities are identified for innovation.

Powerful Connections
We create powerful connections, with business at the heart of everything we do. We source and create powerful connections with potential partners, ensuring that the benefits of your new ideas are felt locally as well as nationally and globally.

Future Shaping
We shape the innovation communities of the future. We actively build communities around emerging innovations and sectors to prepare markets for the global opportunities and challenges ahead.

Our People
We have expertise across a whole range of skill sets and disciplines. Our people are experienced collaborators who are set up to understand your innovation project and connect you to our network of business, academics, funders and opportunities.


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